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Argyle Youth 2 Cheltenham 1

Impressive Recovery Win for the Pilgrims

29 September 2018

ARGYLE ended a run of three defeats, as they showed a good attitude to come from behind and win this EFL Youth Alliance League game at Langsford Park.

Goals from Klaidi Lolos and Tom Purrington, plus fine individual performances from Owen Price, Finley Craske and goalkeeper Harry Townsend, ensured the smiles returned to the youngster's faces at the final whistle.

Cheltenham started strongly and only Townsend's fine point-blank save and two great tackles from Price prevented the visitors from taking an early lead.

Argyle came more into the game as the half progressed, with Jarvis Cleal setting up Adam Randell but the midfielder's drive lacked the power to beat goalkeeper Freddie Lapworth.

The home side continued to press with Michael Peck's back header landing on top of the net before Rio Garside saw his first-time shot parried away by Lapworth.

It was somewhat against the run of play when the Robins took a 54th minute lead after Charlie Stanton's blistering shot was superbly deflected wide by Townsend, but from the subsequent corner, it was Camden Duncan who forced the ball home from close range.

The equalising move began with Townsend making a cracking save from Aaron Basford and, when the ball broke to Lolos, he took on the Cheltenham defence before firing across Lapworth and inside the far post.

Lolos then crossed from the right byeline for Aaron Goulty to see his far-post drive blocked on the line before Argyle grabbed their winner seven minutes from time.

Cleal nodded a corner back across goal for Purrington to put his head in where it hurts to find the roof of the net.

Even then, it was another fine save from Townsend that denied Cheltenham a point as Argyle saw out the final minutes.

Plymouth Argyle: Harry Townsend, Finley Craske, Owen Price, Jarvis Cleal, Michael Peck, Ollie Tomlinson, Aaron Goulty, Tom Purrington (c), Klaidi Lolos, Adam Randell, Rio Garside. Substitutes: Isaac Burdon, Max Childs, Reuben Collum, Jude Boyd, Joe Seery.


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