ACADEMY coach Chris Harrison was a fine central defender in the Plymouth Argyle side that reached the FA Cup semi-finals in 1984, so he should know a thing or two about defending.
After an excellent 2-0 win over O’Higgins in the latest Super Cup fixture in Northern Ireland, Harrison was delighted with the way the Argyle defence coped with their Chilean opponents.
“Oscar Halls, Brandon Pursall and Adam Poole all did very well and they could all have a bright future on that showing,” said Harrison.
“The Chilean culture meant that they were coming up against different tactics to what they were used to and they reacted in a professional manner. It didn't really affect them and they grew as players as the game progressed.
“That also applied to the midfield and the front runners and, by the end of the game, we had managed it very well.
“The lads deserve to celebrate, have a cool down in the sea and then be ready for today's big game against Arsenal. At this moment, confidence is high and I don't think they have anything to fear going into that game.
Team Photo Caption
Back Row (from left to right): Harvey Field, Adam Poole, Brandon Pursall, James Morley, Oscar Halls, Zak Baker, Oscar Massey, Jack Endacott, Izeak Aaron-Driscoll
Front Row (from left to right): Jayden Gilbert, Ryan Downing, Carlo Garside, Jeffery Forkuo, Harvey Taylor, William Jenkins-Davies, Brandon Quinn, Jack Matthews, Harley Sneap.