Hodge Wants More

THERE is more to come from Argyle's youngesters currently competing in the Milk Cup, says coach Lee Hodge.

The young Pilgrims are currently in Northern Ireland participating in the prestigious annual tournament, and won their opening fixture 5-0 against North Dublin on Monday.

Hodge was obviously content with the scoreline, but felt his charges still did not play to their full potential.

"We've won the game but haven't played to the best of our ability," he said. "We were extremely bright in the first half, showing great commitment and were a lot quicker across the ground than the other team.

"But the second half was totally different. We have to build on the first period and learn how to control the game and keep the ball much better than we did. It's just that fine detail in terms of technical ability and working the on their ability to control the game now.

"The things we've identified will certainly be worked on in tonight's training session as we will keep emphasising how they've won the game but they need to stay positive and we need to work on them keeping the ball much better.

"We've won the game but have won nothing yet and that is why we need to keep building."

Hodge had positive words for the striking partnership of Alex Battle and Alex Fletcher, stating: "They had great movement off the ball and were very unselfish as they recognised when they could take a chance themselves but the also had that awareness of when they could play the ball to their partner."