Argyle 6 Callington 3

ARGYLE twice came from behind against a spirited Callington outfit to secure an enthralling victory on Friday night in the Carlsberg South-West Peninsula League.

In a game full of attacking craft, Klaidi Lolos twice went close in the early stages and Ben Musslewhite, promoted from the Argyle Community Trust Football Education Programme, forced a fine save from the visiting custodian. 

The opening goal arrived on 23 minutes and a good delivery from Adam Randell picked out the head of Isaac Burdon for a deserved lead, but this seemed to stir something dangerous in the Callington ranks.

Slack marking gave space for Lloyd Russell to head home the leveller and a similar scenario moments later allowed Paul McAdam room to give the visitors a surprise lead. Argyle responded with an equaliser four minutes from half-time and a sublime free-kick into the top corner from Randell.

The second period began with renewed Callington impetus and Kevin McCallion restored their lead from the penalty spot, but it was now the turn of Argyle to show their resilience, scoring twice in four minutes to take a 4-3 advantage.

The first came from Lolos, shifting the ball quickly in the danger area before lashing home and Rio Garside got in on the act with a left-footed drive into the bottom corner after fine approach work from Jude Boyd.

Garside then took the game beyond Callington with his second, cleverly dinking a finish over the advancing goalkeeper. There was still time for Garside to complete his hat-trick in the dying seconds and conclude a cracking game of football.


Argyle: Harry Townsend; Joe Seery, Reuben Collum, Adam Randell, Ollie Tomlinson, Isaac Burdon, Ben Musslewhite, Jude Boyd, Aaron Goulty, Klaidi Lolos (Rubin Wilson 87), Rio Garside. Substitutes (not used): Ted McDonald, Owen Raven, Harvey Tomlinson.

Rubin Wilson