Argyle U18s 3 Exeter 0
1st October 2014
ARGYLE'S youngsters, after two consecutive draws, got back to their winning ways with this victory over the Grecians at Haye Road.The game was also notable for the return of midfielder Ryan Lane, who made a 65th minute appearance after suffering a serious knee injury just over a year ago.
The Pilgrims struck on six minutes when Jason Vincent steered the ball in between the Exeter central defenders for Louis Rooney to supply a fine, first time, finish across goalkeeper Kavanagh Keadell and inside the far post.
Vincent was again the architect of Argyle's second goal, nine minutes later, as his persistence saw him reach the bye-line before pulling the ball back for Ben Steer to hit a drive that took a deflection on its way past Keadell.
The visitors first real effort on the Argyle goal came on 29 minutes when Alex Byrne released Dan Billingsley but he placed his lob wide of the advancing Andrew Hannah and also the far post.
Cameron Gill then sent in a ferocious drive, from the angle of the area, but Hannah made a great save to tip the ball around his post.
The action soon switched to the other end of the pitch with Jack Calver picking the ball up in midfield to advance before sending a superb lob over Keadell from 20 yards.
City had plenty of possession in the second half but failed to trouble Hannah and it was Argyle who had a good shout for a penalty ignored by the referee when Steer was sent tumbling in the box.
Mason Hughes saw his free kick spilled by Keadell, with Rooney striking the loose ball wide. Callum Hall was then denied by the Grecians 'keeper before, in the first minute of stoppage time, Hannah dived bravely at the fee of substitute Joe Charles to save.
Argyle: Andrew Hannah, Jamil Roberts (Liam Knowles 78), Will Sargent, Owen Jones, Tom Moxham, Jason Vincent (Josh Richards 81), Jack Calver, Louis Rooney, Ben Steer, (Ryan Lane 65), Callum Hall.