Women's Team v Keynsham

Preview | Argyle Women v Keynsham Town Ladies

This Sunday, Plymouth Argyle Women will take on Keynsham Town Ladies in a huge relegation six-pointer in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.

Keynsham currently sit in 10th position, one place above the relegation zone and three points ahead of Argyle but with a vastly inferior goal difference. A victory for the Greens could therefore see them move above their visitors and out of the relegation zone should other results also go their way. In doing so, Argyle would move out of the bottom four for the first time since the opening day of the season.   

Despite narrow back-to-back losses away from home against Chichester & Selsey and Gillingham, Argyle have every reason to be confident of getting back to winning ways against Keynsham. The Greens have already played Keynsham twice this season away from home, in the league and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup. Both games were goal fests, with the Pilgrims winning the matches 5-1 & 5-3 respectively.

The first match was back in August when a Gabi Alphous brace was followed up by Tash Knapman & Zoe Cunningham’s first goals of the season before Emily Eaton grabbed her first goal as a Pilgrim, coming off the bench to score with her first touch of the game to give Argyle their first win of the league season.

The second game was an eight-goal thriller in the FA Cup where Tash Knapman’s hattrick helped Argyle progress into the 2nd round of the competition with Cunningham & Alphous again getting on the score sheet.

This Sunday will be the first time Argyle take Keynsham on at home, and if their previous games are anything to go by, then this Sunday’s matchup is likely to be another exciting game.

Keynsham come into the game in a poor run of form however, having lost their last six games in a row, with their last victory being a 2-1 home win against MK Dons. Since then, they have gone on to lose to Oxford United, Bridgwater United, Ipswich Town, Cardiff City, Crawley Wasps and Chichester & Selsey. As a result, they have yet to pick up a point in 2022.

In contrast Argyle began 2022 in more positive fashion. Three consecutive victories against Cardiff City, Portsmouth and then Cardiff City again got the Greens off to the perfect start. After a defeat in the fourth round of the FA Cup against Championship side Charlton Athletic at Home Park, Argyle have then gone on to suffer narrow defeats in their last two league games away at Chichester & Selsey and Gillingham respectively. In both games the Greens were unfortunate to lose, and they should take encouragement from their performances and feel confident heading into Sunday's clash.

The fixture against Keynsham Town Ladies on Sunday will be held at the Manadon Sports & Community Hub, kick off is at 2:30 pm. Tickets cost £3, whilst Under 3s have free entry. If you can’t make it to the game, then updates are available on our Twitter page @ArgyleWFC

Photo credit: QuinnKJPhotography


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