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Tuesday Night Focus Falls on Pilgrims' Under-18s

14 November 2017

ARGYLE Under-18s will try to continue their FA Youth Cup adventure on Tuesday, when they face AFC Wimbledon for the prize of a home third-round tie against Premier League giants Manchester City.

Argyle reached the second round of the competition courtesy of a stunning 7-2 victory over Eastleigh. Argyle outclassed their opposition from the start taking a 3-0 lead inside the first 13 minutes, thanks to two goals from Tom Purrington and one from Matty Ward. The Pilgrims gave the Eastleigh defence nightmares for the rest of the game, scoring a further four goals through Luke Jephcott, Cameron Sangster, Rio Garside and an own goal.

Their opponents Wimbledon comfortably booked their place in the second round of the competition with a 3-0 win against Marlow.

The Dons, who rested most of their older academy players on the weekend in their 2-0 defeat to Southend, currently sit ninth in the South East Youth Alliance League with 16 points from 14 matches.

The young Pilgrims will be eager to get through to the third round as a home fixture against big-spending Manchester City awaits. The Blues have been to the last three FA Youth Cup finals, having lost out to Chelsea on all three occasions.

The young Greens will be further strengthened through the return of Michael Cooper in goal and Cameron Sangster in midfield, giving Kevin Hodges a nearly fully fit squad to choose from.

Admission prices for the match, which kicks off at 7pm, are £5 for adults, £3 for concessions and £1 for under 18s. All supporters will be seated in the grandstand.


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