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Bristol Rovers U18s 2 Argyle 1

28 December 2013

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This fast improving Argyle side pushed their unbeaten hosts to the wire before finally losing to a goal 10 minutes from time.

Rovers coach Alan Walsh was very honest in his after-match quotes when he admitted: "It was a very even affair in the first half but Plymouth put us under constant pressure after the break. They fully deserved their equaliser and we were just thankful to get the goal to win the game."

Argyle Academy Manager Kevin Hodges agreed with Walsh's quotes, saying: "We didn't deserve to lose as this was a very good, and pleasing, performance. We created plenty of chances but couldn't quite convert them."

Rovers were the first to show as they took the lead on the half hour when Carlos Barre fired home from 25 yards.

It was not until the 71st minute that Argyle made their pressure tell with a fine strike from midfielder River Allen that flew low inside the Rovers' near post.

Argyle continued to press but were caught out from a set piece when a corner found Dominic Thomas sending in a header that took a deflection off a visiting defender before entering Andrew Hannah's net.

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