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Argyle Youth 2 Newport County 2

Pilgrims Held at Callington

14 September 2019

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ARGYLE twice gave away the lead to end up with a slightly frustrating draw at home to Newport County in the EFL Youth Alliance.

The Greens started well in a game played at Callington Town FC but it was 20 minutes before they fashioned their first chance after a good run by Alfie Wotton saw Rubin Wilson meet his cross on the volley, only for Callum Brain to produce a fine reaction save for the Welsh visitors.

It was only a short reprieve for Newport, as Joe Woodiwiks fouled Wilson in the area and he picked himself up to fire home the penalty. Will Jenkins-Davies then saw his drive blocked by two defenders before Newport conjured their first chance but Tyler Coombes did well to beat out Ryan Hillier's drive.

Coombes came to Argyle's rescue again, in first-half stoppage time, as he dived bravely at the feet of Connor Graham. The Pilgrims responded with Jude Boyd firing narrowly wide from 20 yards.

Newport started the second half strongly and were level on 50 minutes, when Ioan Evans’ shot from the edge of the box was parried by Coombes but Hillier followed up to force the ball home.

Parity lasted just nine minutes, as good play on the left byeline ended with Wilson firing over a great cross for Jenkins-Davies to race in at the far post, head back across goal and inside the far post.

The scoring was completed on 79 minutes when Dominic Jefferies was allowed to run at the Argyle defence before laying the ball across for substitute Sioni Bonham to tap home and earn Newport a point.

Argyle: Tyler Coombes, Finley Craske, Brandon Pursall, Will Jenkins-Davies, Ollie Tomlinson, Oscar Halls Angel Wariuh (Mani Skett 72), Jude Boyd, Rubin Wilson (Scott Crocker 81), Rhys Shirley, Alfie Wotton (Reuben Collum 77). Substitutes (not used): Harry Townsend, Ali Mansarary.


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