Development Derby Victory
ARGYLE ran out 3-1 win over Exeter City in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday afternoon.The match, at the Grecians' Cat & Fiddle Training Ground, marked the second of four reserve run-outs in four weeks.
The Pilgrims took the lead when Max Blanchard converted a header that went in off the crossbar.
Andres Gurrieri and Exeter's Tom Nichols both had efforts denied by the woodwork before Argyle were gifted the chance to go 2-0 up soon after when Isaac Vassell was brought down by City full-back Conor Riley-Lowe
Tyler Harvey, pictured, stepped up and confidently fired home for his fourth goal in three development matches.
Riley-Lowe then capped off a miserable afternoon for himself and his team when he drove Andre Blackman's stunning cross into his own net.
A dubious penalty for handball gave the Grecians some consolation in the dying embers of the game, with Nichols the final goalscorer of the afternoon.
"It was a good work out for an experienced side," said Argyle coach Sean McCarthy.
"We also had five outfield apprentices on the bench who all got on for some game-time, so that will be good for them."
Argyle’s development squad are in action again next Tuesday, when they travel to AFC Bournemouth for the first qualifying round of the inaugural Under-21 Premier League Cup.
The match kicks off at 2pm at the Goldsands Stadium. Entry to the public is free.