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Derek Delighted Young Pilgrims Were Entertained in Chelsea Checkatrade Draw

15 August 2017

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams was pleased that the future generations of the Green Army had a night to remember at Home Park as Argyle kicked off their Checkatrade Trophy campaign with a hugely enjoyable game against Chelsea Under-21s.

The Pilgrims came from 2-0 down to draw their opening group match 2-2, thanks to two late Alex Fletcher goals, and then took an extra point by winning the subsequent penalty shoot-out 5-4. 

“The people that were here enjoyed it," said Derek. "It was an entertaining end to the game: we scored two late goals and we won through on penalty kicks. 

Match Reports

Match report for Plymouth Argyle vs Chelsea U21 on 15 Aug 17

15 August 2017

“It was thoroughly entertaining for 4,000 supporters that were here – a lot of young kids – and they have been able to see good teams at it tonight. 

“I would presume it’s one of the highest attendances in the competition tonight and it shows that the young kids that come with their parents wanted to come and see a Premier League side at Home Park. 

“They have seen a lot of talented young players for Chelsea. I thought they were very good at times; their energy, their ball control, you can see why they play for such a good team.”


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