Exeter City Youth 0 Argyle Youth 1
ARGYLE'S youngsters bounced back after last weekend's opening Football Youth Alliance Cup defeat at Bristol Rovers with this victory over their deadly rivals for up the Devon Expressway.ARGYLE'S youngsters bounced back after last weekend's opening Football Youth Alliance Cup defeat at Bristol Rovers with this victory over their deadly rivals for up the Devon Expressway.
The game was switched to the Grecians Cat & Fiddle training ground due to the unavailability of Elburton Villa's main pitch at Haye Road.
Argyle chairman James Brent was once again in attendance and it was also good to see Exeter's Director of Football Steve Perryman, who is recovering from heart surgery, also on the touchline.
This was certainly a game of the proverbial two halves as Argyle dominated the first with the Grecians coming back strongly after the break.
Argyle had three chances within the first five minutes, with Tyler Harvey heading just over and Joshua Hutcheson shooting across keeper and just wide before Aaron Bentley's looping header dropped straight into the arms of the Grecians' 'keeper.
City's first real effort at goal came on 14 minutes but their shot from distance failed to cause to many problems for Argyle 'keeper Christian Walton.
Argyle came back with Solomon Wheatley, pictured, setting up chances for Hutcheson and Harvey, who was back playing with the under-18's after last weekend's trip to Barnet with the first team, before the all-important goal came on 35 minutes.
Exeter conceded a penalty, for handball, which Harvey converted with a low drive into the corner of the home goal.
The second half saw Exeter creating, and missing most of the chances although Harvey's 80th minute cross found substitute Kieron Asumadu-Sakyi but first touch of the game saw his Exeter continued to put Argyle under pressure but Christian Walton not really forced into saves in anger.
Argyle made it a double over their Exeter rivals as the under-16's beat them 3-2 at Elburton Villa thanks to goals from Mason Hughes, from the penalty spot, Ryan Lane and Louis Rooney.
Argyle: Christian Walton, Colin Watson, Ben Purrington, Andrew Elcock (Kieron Asumadu-Sakyi 75), James Bradley, Aaron Bentley (Tom Moxham 65), Jordan Berry, River Allen, Tyler Harvey, Joshua Hutcheson (Callum Hall 75), Solomon Wheatley.