Swansea 2-1 Argyle Youth

A STEP up in quality and performance, as the Argyle Under-18 side were unlucky to go down 2-1 at Swansea City in the latest pre-season friendly.

The Pilgrims played some lovely football in South Wales, earning some nice compliments from a Category 1 Academy for the confident passing game adopted by the boys in Green.

After local games against St Blazey and Callington, this was a different type of challenge for Argyle and we adapted well, with Rubin Wilson and Jeremiah Medine going close before the Swans grabbed a first-half lead.

There continued to be little to choose between the sides after the break and Argyle pulled themselves level on 67 minutes, when Medine took his chance with calm assurance.

Swansea responded quickly to restore their advantage but the Pilgrims still had time to find the net again, only for this effort to be disallowed for an infringement.

A good exercise for the young Pilgrims, who move on to a game with Chippenham in midweek.

Argyle: Tyler Coombes (Oliver Sidey 80); Isaac Burdon, Alfie Wotton, Charlie Miller (Charlie Elkington 80), Ollie Tomlinson, Jude Boyd, Angel Wariuh (Ali Mansaray 55), Jarvis Cleal (Mackenzie Toms 60), Rubin Wilson, Jeremiah Medine (Scott Crocker 70), Reuben Collum.