Argyle / Football

Argyle Ladies handed much-needed home tie against AFC Wimbledon in cup

PLYMOUTH Argyle Ladies are relieved to have been handed a home tie in the second round of the National League Plate competition.

The Pilgrims will play AFC Wimbledon at Manadon on Sunday, November 24.

The tie will be Argyle’s first at home since beating Yeovil Town 5-1 in the league on September 15 – a gap of 10 weeks.

Argyle boss Dave Leonard has already earmarked the cup competition saying: “This is one we can win.”

The Pilgrims, who are the Devon Cup holders, have a score to settle with AFC Wimbledon as they lost twice against them in cup competitions during the 2016-17 campaign.  Argyle went down 3-2 in London on September 4, 2016 in the first round of the Premier League Cup and were beaten again 3-0 at home on January 7, 2017 in the FA Cup.

After being surprisingly beaten 4-3 at Exeter City in the League Cup at the start of this season, Argyle went on to beat Buckland Athletic 7-1 in the first round of the plate competition.

Wimbledon exited the League Cup with a 2-0 loss at Actonians. That is Wimbledon’s only defeat in 12 league and cup games in Division One South East and they currently lie third in their league so Argyle will know they will be difficult opponents.

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