Saltash 0 Argyle XI 0

AN Argyle XI were given a very useful run-out by their Carlsberg South West Peninsula League hosts in this friendly at Kimberley Stadium.

The Kimberley pitch held up well, despite the heavy rain of the past few days, as the Argyle management took the opportunity to give all 18 of the squad that travelled across the Tamar a run-out.

Much needed match practice was the order of the day and Saltash made sure that their more illustrious visitors worked hard despite conceding the majority of the possession.

Argyle created nearly all the scoring opportunites, with Tyler Harvey's close range header brilliantly tipped over the bar by Paul Hider before the Ashes 'keeper was well beaten as Matt Lecointe's header smashed against his crossbar.

Robbie Williams' angled drive forced another good save out of Hider before Lecointe's first time drive flew narrowly wide of the near post shortly before the interval.

Half-time substitute River Allen almost broke the deadlock, five minutes after the break, but his 30 yard drive was deflected narrowly wide by the head of Ashes midfielder Aaron Cusack.

Allen then saw another effort saved by Hider but the best chance of the game came nine minutes from time for substitute Keiran Asumadu-Sakyi, who fired well over the bar from 10 yards.

Argyle (4-4-2): Ollie Chenoweth, Robbie Williams, Jamie Richards, Paul Wotton, Colin Watson; Jamie Lowry, Jared Sims, Andreas Gurrieri, Isaac Vassell; Matt Lecointe, Tyler Harvey. Substitutes: Christian Walton, Ben Purrington, Kieran Asumadu-Sakyi, Nathan Summers, Josh Hutchinson, River Allen, Soloman Wheatley.

Mike Sampson