FIRST-TEAM coach Kevin Nancekivell was delighted with his side’s 7-0 demolition of Cheltenham Town in the Southern Division of the Central league.
A powerful Pilgrim outfit proved too strong for the young Robins and a positive exercise in terms of vital game-time for players looking to break into the first-team picture at Home Park.
Calum Dyson scored a fine hat-trick and there were further strikes by Ryan Taylor, Luke Jephcott, an own goal and a superb effort from Oscar Threlkeld, making his first appearance in Green after returning to Argyle on loan from Belgian club Waasland-Beveren.
“A lot of the players have had 90 minutes under their belt," said Nancekivell. "We’ve had a clean sheet, which is always good and goals to boot, so a good afternoon by everybody.
“He [Dyson] took his goals really well and he’s played well, so it’s a massive boost for him and a massive boost for the club.
“He [Threlkeld] hasn’t played 90 minutes for a while, but he’s come through it and got stronger as the game went on. He’s got a lot of ability and he’s shown he can find the net with a great strike from 20 yards."
Argyle’s team also included the likes of Joe Riley, Scott Wootton and Matt Macey, all returning from injury, but, with the first-team victorious in their two Sky Bet League One games in 2019 so far, Nancekivell warned it may be hard to change a winning team.
“There’s some good players ahead of them at the minute so they have to keep working hard, keep learning and hopefully the opportunity will come,” said Nance.
Argyle remain unbeaten at the top of the Southern section of the Central League, with their next game being away to Bristol Rovers on February 5.