Argyle Women

Preview | Argyle Women v Ipswich

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Sunday, 20 November sees the return of FA Women’s National League action to the Theatre of Greens as Argyle Women take on Ipswich Town in their first Home Park fixture this season. The game kicks off at 2pm.

Last week’s result for the Pilgrims in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup, beating Cheltenham Town 4-2, has not only allowed the team to return to winning ways, but has given The Greens the confidence boost manager Ryan Perks wanted in the build-up to this game.

“We had a really positive result on Sunday against Cheltenham,” said Perks. “It was exactly what we needed going into this match. We switched off in the last 10 minutes of the game and let Cheltenham back into the game, but the girls switched back on and got the fourth goal which killed the game.

“The performances in the games leading up to the match were good; we just couldn’t get the result we wanted. It feels good to come away with a deserved result that we can now take into the Ipswich fixture and use as a catalyst to fire us up for the match at Home Park this weekend.”

This fixture marks the first of two confirmed dates on which Argyle Women will grace the turf of Home Park. With ticket sales already climbing into the thousands, it promises to be an special occasion for spectators and players alike, some of whom will be playing their first match in the stadium.

Perks, asked about the occasion and the impact it will have on his players, discussed how his team have been gearing up for the fixture.

“The girls are quite grounded,” he said. “Obviously, they’re looking forward to playing here and know it's going to be a bigger crowd than normal. We’ve tried to allude to them that it is a game of football; we’ve got to focus on doing a job and giving a good account of ourselves so those people who are coming in want to come back and watch us again.”

Ipswich Town will also be making their return to Home Park this season, following last season's fixture that saw them claim victory over the Greens. The Tractor Girls are currently fourth in the league and have had a break from league football. Their previous league result saw them put five goals past 10th-place MK Dons Women at home.

Perks said of Ipswich: “They’ve lost a couple of big players over the summer, but they’ve got a very good squad and we know they’re going to be good. We know what to expect. They’re well organised and play good football. We just have to stay disciplined and use our strengths to our advantage this Sunday, and hopefully, we can come away with a result.”

Tickets cost £8 for adults, under-23s £5, and under-18s go free! If you cannot make it to the game, then updates are available on social media @ArgyleWFC