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Plymouth Argyle Ladies will face less travelling next season

PLYMOUTH Argyle Ladies will face three new clubs when the National League Southern Division starts on Sunday, August 18.

Their travelling distance will be more than 500 miles less than last season, but they will still have to cover more than 4,000 miles for their games.

Champions Coventry United have been promoted to the Championship and C&K Basildon have been relegated. Loughborough Foxes desire to move to the Northern Division was accepted.

Those three places in the league have been taken up by Yeovil Town, who were relegated from the Super League, along with South West Division One champions Keynsham Town and Crawley Wasps, who won Division One South East.

Argyle last played Yeovil in the 2012-13 season in the then South West Combination League before the Somerset club took the step up to the Super League.

Yeovil finished bottom of Super League One last season and were refused entry in the Championship which meant them dropping two levels to the National League Southern Division.

It is unclear at the moment where Yeovil will play their home games as they spent most of last season playing at Dorchester Town FC, but both destinations are less than 100 miles from Plymouth.

Next closest trip is the 242-mile round journey to Keynsham Town, who Argyle last played two seasons ago when winning promotion.

The Pilgrims’ longest journey is the 510-mile round trip to Gillingham. The other newcomer is Crawley Wasps, who Argyle lost to 5-3 after extra-time in the National League Cup last season.

The full National League Southern Division for 2019-20 is: Cardiff City, Chichester City, Crawley Wasps, Gillingham, Hounslow, Keynsham Town, Milton Keynes, Oxford United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Watford, Yeovil Town.

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