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PREVIEW Plymouth Argyle Women v Oxford United Women

Women prepare for first away game

26 August 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW Plymouth Argyle Women v Oxford United Women

Women prepare for first away game

26 August 2022

Oxford United Women travel to Devon to face Plymouth Argyle Women this weekend in their second league game.

This Sunday, the 28th of August, the U’s will make the long journey down to the Manadon Sport’s Ground. Kick-off is at the slightly later than usual time of 2:30 PM. Tickets are £5 for general admission and free for Under 3’s. Tickets can be purchased through Plymouth Argyle’s website or on the gate.

It’s the Yellows’ first away game of the season, following their 2-0 opening day victory over Bridgwater United last Sunday.

Manager Liam Gilbert knows the importance of continuing with winning ways this weekend.

“We’ve worked on things this week that we’ll put into practice on Sunday and hopefully we’ll see a
Argyle finished 10th in last season’s Southern Premier Division, just one place above the relegation zone.

“No one is to be underestimated in this league. The level of quality has grown massively. If you looked at Plymouth around Christmas time, they were in the relegation zone, they really improved as the year went on. I’m sure they’ll be wanting to get back on the pitch as soon as possible after losing last weekend.”

“We can’t be complacent. Plymouth will pose different challenges to what Bridgwater did and we need to make sure we are aware of that, and we are proactive in dealing with those situations rather than be reactive.”

The U’s enjoyed playing against Argyle last year, winning 3-0 at Court Place Farm and taking all three points and a clean sheet on their travels, with a 5-0 victory.

Keeper Rose Kite believes the U’s will deliver another strong defensive performance.

“It’s really important that we keep going. We kept a clean sheet last weekend, and we need to keep that going for the rest of the season. The defenders kept the doors closed and I didn’t have much to do. It was massive for the back five’s performance” said Oxford’s shot stopper.

The U’s will travel down on Saturday, offering the squad further chance to gel as a team on and off the pitch.

“We’ve got quite a few new faces and some similar faces from last year so we’re all looking forward to bonding this weekend,” said Kite.

Oxford United Women return to home action the following Tuesday, 30th of August, to welcome visitors London Bees to Court Place Farm.


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