ARGYLE’S penultimate game in the Carlsberg South-West Peninsula League ended with a resounding second-half display to overcome a valiant Godolphin Atlantic.
The Pilgrims started brightly enough but the passing rhythm wasn’t quite there, and Godolphin pounced with the opening goal on four minutes, squeezed into the bottom corner past the right hand of Harry Townsend.
Aaron Goulty was denied an equalizer by a point-blank save and good link-up play created room for Ben Musslewhite, but he was also thwarted by super work from the visiting custodian.
A corner on 21 minutes was headed wide by Andy Burn, via a deflection. At the other end, Townsend produced a fine save to prevent Godolphin doubling their lead. Argyle continued to control much of the game but found no breakthrough before the interval.
Momentum swung in our favour on the hour, when Rio Garside bent a delicious free-kick around the wall to find the corner of the net. From the next attack, Argyle were in front, as Jude Boyd finished off a Goulty cross.
Reuben Collum then struck the post and the game was effectively done when Boyd surged clear to slip home a clever finish. Garside also added his second of the day and the scoring was completed by Isaac Burdon firing home from the left channel.
Argyle: Harry Townsend; Isaac Burdon, Reuben Collum (Charlie Miller 80), Kieran Dyer (Rubin Wilson 80), Andy Burn, Ollie Tomlinson, Jude Boyd, Ben Musslewhite, Aaron Goulty, Rio Garside, Jarvis Cleal (Rhys Shirley 80).