Women's preview v Torquay

Preview | Argyle Women v Torquay United

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Argyle Women return to Coach Road this weekend, although they will play as the visitors in the semi-final of the A&S Interiors Devon Women’s Premier Cup, facing off against Torquay United, who also consider the ground as a home ground. 

Ryan Perks’ Argyle break away from league action following defeat at Manadon Sports Hub to Rugby Borough last Sunday. Despite a strong second-half showing from the Greens, with goals from Ellie Sara and Imy Crawford, Argyle ran out of time before they had the chance to potentially narrow the scoreline even further.

“Last weekend was a game of two halves,” said Perks in reflection. “We made some frustrating errors in the first half that put us on the back foot despite showing promise at times. We reacted well in the second half and played some good football but, ultimately, we didn’t help ourselves in the first 45.

“We’ve had a positive start to the year so far and we’re keen for that to continue. With the county cup being our last chance at gaining silverware this season we want to make sure we carry that form in the league into this tournament and hopefully progress into the final against Exeter.”

Torquay, who are 10th out of 12 in the league below Argyle, beat Feniton 3-1 in the quarter-finals, and the Gulls head into this Sunday’s fixture off the back of a 2-1 win against Southampton in the league. They will be eager to build on their victory with another win at Coach Road this weekend.

Perks is confident ahead of this Sunday’s fixture and sees it as a perfect opportunity for potential rotation in his side. He said: “We know quite a lot of their players, with some of them playing for us in the past. They’ve got some very young talented players at Torquay and for them this will be a huge opportunity for silverware as well, so we still must make sure we turn up and get the job done.

"We’re comfortable and happy with the squad. There are some players that perhaps aren’t as happy with the minutes they’ve accumulated over the past few months, so this will be their opportunity to showcase what they can do this weekend and put themselves in our thoughts for our upcoming fixture selections."

The game will be held at Coach Road, Newton Abbot. Kick-off is at 2pm, tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for Under-18s. If you cannot make it to the game, then updates are available on social media @ArgyleWFC.


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