Preview | Chichester & Selsey Ladies v Argyle Women
This weekend Plymouth Argyle Women will travel to take on Chichester & Selsey in the FA Women’s National League.
Having bowed out of the 4th round of the FA Cup against Charlton on Sunday, Argyle’s focus will return to their league campaign as they attempt to make it four league wins in a row away to Chichester & Selsey.
Prior to their defeat to Charlton, Argyle had been in fine form, winning their last three games as they look to propel themselves up the table after a difficult first half of the season.
A 5-1 win away to Cardiff City Ladies was followed up by back-to-back 2-1 wins at Home. First against Portsmouth and then Cardiff. Having made up ground on the teams above them, Argyle could move out of the relegation zone on Sunday should they win as they would move level on points with Keynsham but with a superior goal difference.
Chichester, on the other hand, will be looking to catch up with the Pilgrims as they currently sit second from bottom, five points behind Argyle, having played two games more.
Chichester & Selsey are currently on a four-game losing streak, having lost 5-0 to London Bees on their opening game of 2022, before losing 3-0 and then 8-0 to highflyers Oxford United & Southampton. Their most recent game was a 3-2 defeat away to relegation rivals Cardiff where after taking the lead early on, they were unfortunate to end up on the losing side.
Despite the two sides contrast in form, Argyle will know not to underestimate Chichester, having already played them once this season in the League Cup. Despite a positive performance that day, the Pilgrims fell to a 3-1 defeat after Natasha Knapman’s 61st-minute equaliser was cancelled out by goals from Fox & Saunders for Chichester back in November.
With both teams fighting for survival, it could be a crucial six-pointer for both sides. But with their positive momentum in the league after a fine start to 2022, the Pilgrims will be hoping for an improved result from the last time the two sides faced each other.
The game will be held at the Bunn Leisure Stadium, kick-off is at 2pm, and tickets cost £5 adults, u16’s + concessions £2.
If you can’t make it to the game, then updates are available on social media @ArgyleWFC
Photo credit: Dan Newton