Argyle U18 3 Barnet U18 1

ARGYLE'S young Pilgrims came from behind to defeat a highly-rated Barnet outfit at the Univeristy of St Mark & St John on Friday.

The Bees, having proved to a handful in the first period with their quick, counter-attacking football, went into the break a goal up. However, Argyle fought back superbly in the second half, grabbing three goals to turn the tie on its head.

Firstly Ben Steer, making his first appearance in some time because of injury, scored a very well worked goal to draw the Pilgrims level. Then striker Louis Rooney was felled in the area, leading to an Argyle spot-kick. Rooney lifted himself off of the 3G surface to slot home the penalty and give Argyle the lead.

Rooney sealed the game late on, turning a defender and shooting across the goalkeeper to give the Greens a thoroughly creditable 3-1 victory over a side that won the South East division earlier in the season, and were two from two in the Merit League.