Preview | Ipswich v Argyle Women
After a monumental week of back-to-back home wins for Argyle Women, Ryan Perks’ side travel to The AGL Arena this Sunday, 5 March, where they take on Ipswich Town Women in the FA Women’s National League Southern Premier Division.
February was an important month for the Greens, picking up nine out of a possible 12 points. Wins against Bridgwater United, London Bees and Cheltenham Town not only allowed Argyle to climb out of the relegation area but also the chance to close down on teams above them. “The girls have been fantastic the last couple of games,” said Perks. “We’ve won five of our last seven games in the New Year both in the cup and the league. I don’t think we played as well as we could on Sunday, but to win 4-1 and not play well is the sign of a really good team. We’ve just got to take that positive momentum into Ipswich this Sunday.”
The last time Argyle faced Ipswich was at Home Park in 2022, a match that saw Perks’ side struggle to find the back of the net after a valiant performance against the top-three side. Since then, Ipswich have maintained their positive run of form, and they go into this match shortly after their beating Billericay Town on Wednesday, something Perks will be looking to take advantage of.
He said: “Last season away from home we lost 2-0, but it was a very close game. This season at Home Park again I don’t think they dominated us the whole match, and if we hadn’t conceded three in the last seven minutes, I think the scoreline would’ve been a better reflection of the 90.
“We know Ipswich are a top side and we have to be at our best to get a result this weekend. I’ve said on numerous occasions that we’re not afraid of anyone in this league and if we play as well as we can and use that spirit and passion we’ve seen recently, who's to say we can’t go there and cause an upset?”
Tickets cost £6.50, Over 65s £4.50, Under-16s £2.50 and Under-5s go free. If you cannot make it to the game, then updates are available on social media @ArgyleWFC.