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Youth: Cheltenham 0 Argyle 2

2 September 2012

ARGYLE'S youngsters notched consecutive victories after this dominant performance at the Seasons Leisure Centre against a Cheltenham outfit that finished well beaten.

Argyle had beaten Oxford 3-0 in their last Football League Youth Alliance League game and this was just as good a performance as the youngsters dominated this game from the first whistle.

Cheltenham did have an early chance but a free header could only be directed straight at Pilgrims' 'keeper Christian Walton, It was to be only a rare opportunity for the home side.

Argyle came back strongly and it was no more than they deserved when they took a 20th minute lead. Striker Tyler Harvey found himself in space, 25 yards from goal, to let fly with a drive that flew low into the corner of the home goal.

Harvey had another chance to add to Argyle's tally, 10 minutes later, but he drove Solomon Wheatley's cross just wide of the far post.

The visitors came close to doubling their lead in the dying minutes of the half as Jordan Berry's drive came back off the crossbar. Harvey then set up Berry to send in a low drive that whistled just wide of the post.

The second half saw Argyle continue to call the tune and, four minutes in, Harvey again, rifling home a 30 yard drive.

A rare Cheltenham attack saw Walton called into action as he tipped a close range header over the bar before the game entered a scrappy period of play in which neither goalkeeper was called into serious action.

Even then the woodwork came to Town's rescue when, a minute from time, Keiran Asumadu-Sakyi saw his drive come back off the base of the home post.

Argyle: Christian Walton, Colin Watson, Ben Purrington, Andrew Elcock, James Bradley, Nathan Summers, Jordan Berry, River Allen, Tyler Harvey, Joshua Hutchinson, Solomon Wheatley. Substitutes: Kieran Asumadu-Sakyi, Aaron Bentley, Callum Hall.

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