18s v Dorchester

WE stroll down the Avenue on Friday night, when a Pilgrims’ XI plays Dorchester Town on the Evostik League South side’s new 3G pitch (7.30pm).

On Saturday, while the first-team squad travel to Yeovil, another Academy-heavy select side will play at Marjons (3pm).

Our first team have been out and about in the region, with games at Plymouth Parkway, Helston, Torquay and Bideford, the Argyle Academy have been doing similar.

In their first game against Swansea City,  under the charge of Robbie Herrera and Kevin Hodges, the youngsters fell to a 3-0 loss against the Category One Swansea youth side.

However, they did not look overawed by the occasion and Klaidi Lolos saw an effort strike the bar. The Pilgrims also had a chance to earn a consolation in the closing stages through Rubin Wilson, but his effort went wide.

Alex Fletcher bagged a double after 20 minutes in a 2-0 win at Helston. Luke Jephcott was provider for the first and then Dan Rooney’s cross was turned home by Fletcher 15 minutes later. The young Pilgrims were on top from start to finish and Fletcher was unlucky not to have completed his hat-rick after the break, when he had a goal ruled out for offside.

The most recent game for the youth side was at Penlee Park in Penzance, where they drew 2-2.  

Lolos was again unfortunately denied as his effort found woodwork. The youngsters found themselves two down just after the interval but this did not deter the young prospects as new Apprentice striker Reuben Wilson also scored twice to salvage a late draw

Argyle (from): Jude Boyd, Andrew Burn, Max Childs, Reuben Collum, Michael Cooper, Rio Garside, Aaron Goulty, Harry Hodges, Luke Jephcott, Klaidi Lolos, Michael Peck, Tom Purrington, Adam Randall, Dan Rooney, Cameron Sangster, Joe Serry, Mani Skett, Harry Townsend, Reuben Wilson.