Battle Winner

DEVELOPMENT professional Alex Battle scored the winner as Argyle's youngsters registered an impressive 1-0 victory over Southampton.

Alex netted in the first half of the game played at Southampton's Marchwood training ground, putting the seal on a Pilgrims' counter-attack by lifting the ball over the Saints goalkeeper.

Argyle had a chance to double their lead against the Catgory 1 Saints side when Luke Jephcott was sent in one on one with the keeper, but his effort was saved.

A pleased Academy director Kevin Hodges said: "We played with a lot of confidence and created some good chances in a very good performance." 

Argyle's Northern Ireland Super Cup squad also played against their Southampton counterparts and canme away with a highly creditable 0-0 draw.

Argyle (4-3-3): Michael Cooper; Harry Hodges (Isaac Burdon 80), Elliott Crawford, Ryan Law, Harry Downing; Sam Ryan (Adam Randell 75), Tom Purrington, Cameron Sangster (Rio Garside 73); Billy Craske (Aaron Goulty 75), Alex Battle, Luke Jephcott.