Tavi Trialists

ARGYLE included two midfield trialists in their squad for the Pilgrims' first pre-season friendly at Tavistock on Tuesday.

Oliver Norburn, formerly of Bristol Rovers, and American college player Duncan Capriotti were named in two separate sides that were scheduled to play a half each at Langsford Park.

Californian Duncan, 22, lately of Chapman University, was inked in for a start in a first-half line-up that included summer signings James Bittner, in goal, and defenders Kelvin Mellor and Carl McHugh.   

Oliver, 21, was scheduled to take his place among second-half starters that saw three other new recruits - defender Peter Hartley, midfielder Lee Cox, and forward Reuben Reid - make their pre-season bow.

A seventh new face, forward Dean Smalley, was one of only two players in the Argyle first-team squad who was not due a run-out against South West Peninsula League Division 1 East hosts.

Dean and midfielder Dominic Blizzard were both rested after suffering slight knocks in training.

Argyle (first-half): 1 James Bittner; 2 Kelvin Mellor, 13 Aaron Bentley, 16 Carl McHugh, 3 Ben Purrington; 18 Matt Lecointe, 21 Duncan Capriotti, 14 Tyler Harvey, 17 River Allen, 19 Nathan Thomas; 10 Marvin Morgan.

Argyle (second-half): 23 Luke McCormick; 2 Kelvin Mellor, 5 Curtis Nelson, 6 Peter Hartley, 16 Carl McHugh; 19 Nathan Thomas, 4 Lee Cox, 20 Oliver Norburn, 8 Jason Banton; 7 Lewis Alessandra, 9 Reuben Reid.

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