St Blazey 1 Argyle Youth 1

ARGYLE’S youth-team drew their opening game of the pre-season campaign after an entertaining affair at St Blazey.

Playing in the scorching sunshine at Blaise Park, both sides demonstrated admirable fitness and endurance in sapping conditions. Jeremiah Medine scored early for the Pilgrims before Blazey equalised in the second half.

After a terrific reception from our extremely hospitable hosts at St Blazey, Argyle enjoyed a decent start, with a system of roll-on, roll-off substitutes beneficial to both sides.

For many of the young Pilgrims, this was their first experience against an adult side and the early exchanges were all about solid Argyle possession, with the reward arriving on seven minutes, when Medinah struck the opening goal.

Jude Boyd and Rhys Shirley also went close, while a free-kick from Jarvis Cleal was steered narrowly wide, as Argyle controlled the first period.

After the break, however, St Blazey began to impose themselves and, while the Pilgrim passing improved, there was no denying a fine leveller from the hosts, driven delightfully into the top corner.

A good game to start pre-season for the under-18s, some valuable match-time for the youngsters and many thanks to all at St Blazey for their hospitality.

Argyle: Harry Townsend; Isaac Burdon, Ali Mansaray, Charlie Miller, Ollie Tomlinson, Jude Boyd, Jarvis Cleal, Jeremiah Medine, Rubin Wilson, Rhys Shirley, Reuben Collum. Substitutes: Tyler Coombes, Alfie Wotton, Angel Wariuh, Charlie Elkington.