ARGYLE will come up against a familiar face when they travel to Dorchester Town in the FA Cup on Sunday.Current Magpies’ midfielder Nick Crittenden made two appearances for the Pilgrims during the 1998-99 season.
He was signed on loan from Chelsea in October 1998 by then Argyle manager Kevin Hodges and went on to appear in the goalless draw against Hull City and the 3-0 victory against Brentford – both at Home Park.
However, he did not make any further appearances for the Greens and returned to his parent club after three weeks.
Nick went on to make two substitute appearances for Chelsea, before the right-sided player joined Conference side Yeovil Town, where he went on to make 183 appearances for the Glovers, scoring 27 times.
Following four seasons at Huish Park, he joined Aldershot Town in 2004 before moving to Weymouth on a free transfer for the 2006-07 campaign.
In the summer of 2008, the Berkshire-born player signed for Dorchester and the 33-year old could line-up against his former team this weekend.
Another Dorchester player with Home Park connections is winger Sam Malsom.
The 24-year-old Exeter-born winger joined the Pilgrims in 2006 as a teenager, following the closure of Torquay United's Centre of Excellence.
He scored 29 goals in 24 matches for the youth and reserve sides at Home Park but never made a first-team appearance.
He spent a short period on loan with Tiverton before being released by manager Ian Holloway in 2006.
Spells followed with Aldershot Town; B36 Torshavn in the Faroe Islands - for who he played in the UEFA Europa League; Icelandic side Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur; Irish Premier League side Dundalk; and Swedish side Motala FC.
He returned to England to sign for Hereford United in July 2010, but left at the end of the season for Weymouth after finding first-team opportunities scarce.
He joined Dorchester in January this year and finished the season with 21 goals.