Preview | Gillingham v Argyle Women
Argyle Women travel to Bauvill Stadium this Sunday, 19 March, to take on Gillingham in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.
The Greens will be looking to bounce back with a win this weekend after back-to-back defeats away from home in the league. The previous game, at Portsmouth, saw Argyle lose 1-0 in the dying stages of the match after Jaz Youngers's back-heeled effort trickled in at the far post. “We were gutted with the result,” said manager Ryan Perks.
“The girls put in a quality shift against a side that is looking to go to the Championship this season and I don’t think we could’ve asked for much more of them. We created lots of chances, and we just lacked that clinical edge. For 80 minutes we outplayed and outworked them and, hopefully, we can take that into the next game.”
Gillingham are Argyle’s next opponent in the FAWNL, and the Gills will be looking to take revenge on home turf after their previous game against The Greens. When they travelled to the South West, Gillingham led into the second half and looked confident of coming away with a crucial three points. However, Argyle responded with swift and clinical intent, and goals from Lily Greenslade and Beth Ireland turned the tide in the second half, giving Argyle all three points.
The Gills' last five games in the league have all been played at home, and they have taken seven points out of a possible 15. They are seventh in the league with 21 points.
“They get behind the ball a lot,” said Perks. “They are hardworking and they’ve got some good players who can punish you if you give them time and space. If we can match their work rate and endeavour, as we did on Sunday against Portsmouth, then I think our quality on the ball will take over.”
Tickets cost £5, concessions pay £3 and Under-16s go free with an adult. If you cannot make it to the game, then updates are available on social media @ArgyleWFC.