Argyle u18 3 Stevenage 0
30th March 2015
ARGYLE'S unbeaten youngsters bounced back from two goalless draws with an impressive victory at Tavistock's Langsford Park against Stevenage.
Goals in the first half by Will Sargent, Mason Hughes and Callum Hall were enough to see Argyle home as, for the second consecutive Saturday, their score mimicked the first team's.
Two goals inside the opening 25 minutes put Argyle in command. Jack Calver played a free kick to Billy Palfrey and his probing cross was parried by the visiting 'keeper leaving central defender Will Sargent with the simple task of scoring from six yards.
Calver was again the provider as his squared ball to Mason Hughes saw the full-back unleash an unstoppable drive into the bottom corner of the visitors goal.
Stevenage were enjoying a fair share of the possession but were unable to penetrate a solid Argyle defence, and it was the home side who increased their lead shortly before the interval as Louis Rooney's pass found Callum Hall, who calmly slotted the ball home from 15 yards.
The visitors twice threatened in the early stages of the second half but Argyle 'keeper Cory Harvey was equal to the task. Argyle did go close to grabbing a fourth but Rooney's shot flew narrowly over the bar while a Ben Steer effort was deflected wide.
Argyle twice hit the visitor's woodwork late on, with Rooney firing against the bar from close range before Sargent saw his header come back off the upright.
Unfortunately the game finished on a sour note with a mass confrontation ending with red cards for Argyle's Tom Moxham and a Stevenage defender.
Argyle: Cory Harvey, Mason Hughes (Jamil Roberts 70), Jack Calver (Ryan Lane 75), Will Sargent, Aaron Taylor, Tom Moxham, Billy Palfrey, Callum Hall, Jason Vincent, Louis Rooney, Ben Steer.