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Argyle Under-18s 5 Cheltenham Town 0

15 September 2017

KEVIN Hodges' young Pilgrims made it three consecutive EFL Youth Alliance League wins with a comprehensive success against Cheltenham Town at Home Park.

Goals from Rubin Wilson, Matt Ward and Cameron Sangster gave the Greens a comfortable lead at the break, and efforts by substitute Michael Peck and trialist Andrew Burn in final ten minutes put icing on an already tasty cake. 

Cheltenham actually started the match the brighter, with Sawel Neasim sending a great chance wide of Michael Cooper's goal in the second minute.

Cheltenham continued to look the more dangerous side for the first quarter but this very young Argyle side then found its feet and opened the scoring on 20 minutes. Striker Wilson made a great turn, on the edge of the area, before curling into the far top corner of Ross Grimshaw's goal.

There was an element of luck in Argyle's second goal, on 34 minutes, as Ward's 30 yard free-kick found its way into the far corner of the net after Wilson's presence had distracted Grimshaw.

Victory appeared to be in the bag three minutes later as Sangster's effort, from the angle of the box, flew inside the far post.

Argyle continued to control possession after the break and only a fine save by Grimshaw denied Ward a second goal before Cheltenham enjoyed a short spell of control only for two fine saves from Michael Cooper to deny them a goal.

Instead it was Argyle who came back; substitute Luke Jephcott's very first touch was a cross that found fellow substitute Peck free at the far post to crack home a low drive.

The scoring was completed three minutes from time when Burn hooked the ball home from eight yards to leave Cheltenham a well-beaten side.

Argyle: Michael Cooper, Tom Purrington, Rio Garside, Matt Roberts (Michael Peck 65), Ollie Tomlinson, Andrew Burn, Jude Boyd (Luke Jephcott 82), Matt Ward, Rubin Wilson, Cameron Sangster (Joe Seary 72), Aaron Goulty (Keiran Rowe 73).


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