Argyle Women's Preview | Cheltenham (A)
Argyle Women kick off their 2022/23 FA Women’s National League campaign this Sunday with an away trip to newly promoted Cheltenham Town Ladies.
The Greens go into the season opener in good shape following a strong but challenging pre-season campaign. The schedule included tough fixtures against Bristol City and an impressive victory against a Swansea City side that will play Champions League football this season.
Games against local opposition demonstrated how lethal Argyle can be in front of goal with victories recorded by wide margins against Liskeard and St Austell.
Pre-season training saw the girls put through their paces with a focus on fitness levels and drills, whilst integrating six new faces to the squad. Joining the first team are forwards Kaitlyn Morgan-Hemmens and Lily Greenslade; midfielder Rose Mason-White; and defenders Sam Cox, Anna Barnes and Scarlett McMahon. The relatively settled squad is a positive for manager Ryan Perks, having only lost a couple of players over the summer.
Argyle will aim to maintain their status in the league and improve on last season’s 10th-place finish.
All eyes now turn to Sunday’s opener in Gloucestershire. Cheltenham were crowned champions of the Division One South West League last season and will be looking to carry the momentum of a hugely successful season into the FAWNL Southern Premier Division. Recruitment has been strong for The Robins, with several new players adding to their title-winning squad. With home advantage for Tom Davies’ side, Argyle will be hoping the travelling Green Army will be in full voice come 2pm.
The game will be held at the Corinium Stadium, Cirencester. Kick-off is at 2pm, tickets cost £6 for adults and £2 for concessions. Updates will are provided on social media @ArgyleWFC.