Ladies: League Season Cancelled
Plymouth Argyle Women have received the expected news that their season in the FA Women’s Southern League has been cancelled.
While it is disappointing news, there was a sense of inevitability about the decision after the lengthy Covid-enforced break and the Pilgrims can still look forward to some football before the summer.
The Women’s FA Cup will be completed and Argyle have been drawn away to Southampton, with news to be confirmed on the resumption of the Devon Women’s Cup.
“We are disappointed that season will not be completed,” said manager Ryan Perks. “We wanted to play the games and showcase the development of our younger players.
“I don’t think we would have gone down, there were enough games against the teams around us to pick up results. We wanted to show people that we can play good football and demonstrate the improvement of the squad.
“The girls knew this was coming but it does give us more time to plan for next year. We have got plenty of ideas to progress and we do intend playing some friendly fixtures, so we will continue until May.
“We are still in the FA Cup and I’m expecting the Devon County Cup to continue, so there are games to be played.
“We will then take a break through May as normal, hold our open trials in June and back for pre-season training in July. Although the league season has been cut short, we will still run things as normal as possible.
“We travel to Southampton in the FA Cup in April and then Bideford at home in the Devon Cup, so plenty for the players to still enjoy.”