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Argyle Women Ready for a Cup Final

Devon Derby for the Greens

28 May 2021

Plymouth Argyle Women will take on Exeter City in the Devon County Cup Final.

The Pilgrims defeated Buckland Athletic Ladies in the last four and the weather is set fair for a mouthwatering clash at the headquarters of Devon football.  

After their league season was cut short by the latest lockdown, the Greens only recently returned to competitive action and, while there are a couple of injuries in the camp, manager Ryan Perks is delighted for his players to reach this showpiece event. 

“We had five players missing from the friendly at Bournemouth last weekend but still played well, particularly in the first half, eventually going down 3-1 in horrendous conditions,” said Perks. 

“We have probably exceeded our expectations by reaching a cup final this season and we will treat it like any other game. The girls have done really well and it would obviously be nice to beat Exeter and win the cup. 

“There are still a couple of injuries and we sadly lost our striker Emily Mousley to a dislocated ankle in training this week, which is a horrible blow for Emily. We are also waiting on the fitness of Lydia Huntley. 

“We haven’t hyped anything up this season but there will be pressure on the day, we know that, because it is a first cup final for many of the girls. As long as they can control their nerves, everything will hopefully go well. 

“It is our job to keep things as normal as possible and our message to the girls is that we are proud of them. They have done well this season and if they can enjoy the day, I’m sure we will do well.” 

The final will be held at Coach Road, Newton Abbot and a 2pm kick-off. Supporters are allowed to attend and just £5 for adults, £3 for concessions. 

If you can make it to the game, it would be fabulous to see the Green Army cheering on the players in a Devon derby cup final.  


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