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Holders Argyle to face Buckland at Marjon in Devon Cup semi-final

THE semi-final tie of the Devon Senior Cup between Plymouth Argyle Ladies and Buckland Athletic will now take place at Marjon University on Wednesday (7.30pm).

The original tie at Homers Heath was postponed last Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch.

Argyle beat Buckland 3-2 to lift the cup for the 13th time last season.

The winners of Wednesday’s semi-final will play Exeter City in the final in April after the Grecians beat Marine Academy Plymouth 9-0 in the other last four tie.

There was a fear the tie would have had to be played on Sunday but thankfully Buckland agreed to the switch to Marjon. It means Argyle’s National League Plate quarter-final tie at home to Stevenage on Sunday can go ahead as planned.

Pilgrims manager Dave Leonard has a dilemma as he is down to 12 fit players for Wednesday’s game as competition rules mean he has a limited number of players who are eligible to play.

“It is what it is,” said Leonard. “We have to go with what we have got.”

Admission into Wednesday’s game at Marjon is free.

Argyle: Ben Kyle, Lydia Huntley, Helen Bleazard, Mollie Taylor, Kate Middleton, Bow Jackson Ebony Dover, Leah Burridge, Steph Beck, Faye Ivall, Natasha Knapman, Bethany Everson.

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