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Report: Bideford 0 Argyle 3

1 October 2013

HOLDERS Argyle progressed to the third round of the Edenvale Turf Ltd Devon St Luke's Challenge Cup at Bideford's rain-sodden Sports Ground on Tuesday night.

Goals from youngsters Tyler Harvey,pictured, who netted in both halves, and River Allen saw the Pilgrims book their place in the quarter-finals of the the competition they won last season.

Argyle took the lead inside the first ten minutes, when right wing-back Isaac Vassell headed on Luke Young's corner for 18-year-old Harvey to apply the final touch.

Their Southern League Premier opponents made them work to maintain that advantage before Harvey extended the lead midway through the second half when he capitalised on Andres Gurrieri's pass.

Ten minutes from time, fellow teenager Allen's long-range shot deflected off Matt Bye to complete the scoring.

Argyle sent a strong squad to Bideford, with eight of the starting line-up having already featured in the Pilgrims' 2013-14 Sky Bet League 2 campaign.

They included experienced striker Nick Chadwick, who is making his way back to full fitness following injury and who got the full 90 minutes under his belt.

Argyle (3-5-2): 1 Jake Cole;  8 Hamza Bencherif, 4 Maxime Blanchard, 5 Jamie Richards; 11 Isaac Vassell; 2 River Allen, 6 Luke Young. 7 Andres Gurrieri, 3 Andre Blackman; 9 Nick Chadwick, 10 Tyler Harvey. Substitutes: 12 Ben Purrington, 14 Ryan Lane, 15 Sol Wheatley, 16 Josh Hutchinson, 17 Andrew Hannah (gk).

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