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Callington Town 0 Argyle XI 2

21 July 2012

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ARGYLE'S youngsters began their pre-season with a positive performance at the Ginsters Marshfield Parc where they beat their Peninsula League Division One West hosts courtesy of two first-half goals.

This was a tough encounter for Kevin Hodge's youngsters who came through their examination with credit along with quite a few bruises.
Highly-rated full-back Ben Purrington came close to giving the young Pilgrims a second minute lead as his angled drive flew narrowly wide of the near post. But it was only a short reprieve for Callington as the visitors opened their account five minutes later.
Jordan Berry showed good feet as he found space at the far post to fire past Cally 'keeper Jamie Blatchford.
Only a fine save from Blatchford denied Berry a second before Argyle finally doubled their lead two minutes before the break.
Tyler Harvey dispossessed Matt Thackeray before expertly chipping the ball over the onrushing Blatchford, from the angle of the box, for the ball to rebound off the far post, on to unfortunate home defender Chris Brown and into the net.
Argyle continued to hold the upper hand in the second half as Hodges proceeded to give all his squad a run-out.
The closest they came to adding to their tally was when River Allen raced clear only for Blatchford to make a brave save at the midfielder's feet.
Brown's afternoon of misery was completed in the dying minutes when his crude challenge on ever-elusive Harvey rightly earned him a straight red card.
Argyle (4-4-3): Christian Walton; Colin Watson, James Bradley, Nathan Summers, Ben Purrington; River Allen, Andrew Elcock, Jordan Berry; Kieran Asumadu-Sakyi, Tyler Harvery, Joshua Hutchinson. Substitutes: Soloman Wheatley, Louis Rooney, Callum Hall, Tom Moxham, Jeremy Tucker, Nathan Stark.

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