21. Plymouth Argyle v Forest Green Rovers

This is one of two walkovers in this year’s FA Women’s Cup first round (the other being Long Eaton United over Nuneaton Town). Plymouth Argyle will be in the draw for the second round due to Forest Green Rovers’ withdrawal from the competition.

This was to have been a battle between the bottom two finishers in the WPL Southern Division last season (Forest Green finished in eleventh place, while Plymouth were twelth and relegated) but Forest Green took the decision to resign from the WPL shortly before the start of the season. The club is still playing football this season though, the first team having taken the place of their reserve side in the South West Women’s Football League Eastern Division.

My prediction: It’s not really necessary for this game, is it.

The stats

Plymouth Argyle (@ArgyleLFC)

FA Women’s Premier League, South West Division One (level 4)
League form: w7 d0 l1 gd+31 = 2nd place out of 12

2016/17 FA Cup
3Q – Ilminster Town (level 6) 0-4 Plymouth Argyle
4Q – Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Basingstoke Town (4)

2015/16 FA Cup
2R – Charlton Athletic (3) 9-0 Plymouth Argyle

Forest Green Rovers (@FGRLFC)

FA Women’s Premier League, Southern Division (level 3)
League form: N/A, resigned from league

2016/17 FA Cup
Was due to enter at first round proper

2015/16 FA Cup
2R – Forest Green Rovers 1-1 (aet, 1-3 pens) Gillingham

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