Penzance 2 Argyle 2
TWO late goals from new apprentice striker Rubin Wilson earned Argyle's youth team a deserved 2-2 draw in their Thursday evening friendly at Penlee Park against Penzance.
It was the home team who took an early lead but the closest that Argyle came to levelling was from a powerful Klaidi Lolos drive that crashed against the home upright.
The Magpies increased their lead early in the second half but Argyle heads did not drop and they were rewarded when Wilson reduced the defecit with a long range effort from the left-hand side of the pitch.
The young striker was not finished and he deservedly equalised with an angled drive from 15 yards after cutting in from the right.
"We were very slow staring; in fairness to Penzance they played good football and made it difficult for us," said Academy head Kevin Hodges. "We took time to get going which was disappointing.
"We changed the formation a bit and it settled us down. We had more joy on the ball, creating chances and as the game went we had longer spells of possession which enabled us to create more problems for Penzance defence."
Hodges was assisted at the game by former Argyle midfielder Jamie Lowry who is working for the Academy by assisting Phil Stokes with the under-16s.
"Jamie lives in Newquay and he came across to help us at the game," said Hodges. "We would like to take the opportunity to thank Penzance and their supporters for their superb hospitality."
Argyle: Harry Townsend (Max Childs 70), Michael Peck, Tom Purrington, Andrew Burn, Reuben Collum (Owen Price 65), Joe Seery (Adam Randell h-t), Rio Garside, Mani Skett (Sammy Gillett 73), Klaidi Lolos, Rubin Wilson, Aaron Goulty (Jimmy Miller 80).