MKD 0 Argyle 0 - Central League

KEVIN Nancekivell reflected on a satisfactory start to the Pilgrims' Central League campaign after a goal-less draw at Milton Keynes.

The Argyle coach took charge of a largely young side, captained by midfielder Adam Randell, that gave as good as they got against more experienced campaigners representing the Sky Bet League One hosts at Stadium:mk on Tuesday.

The game also provided the Pilgrims with the opportunity to give game-time to defender Will Aimson, who is coming back from a pelvic injury, and midfielder Antoni Sarcevic, who has now served a three-match suspension.

"I was delighted with everybody," said Kevin. "Milton Keynes had some big-hitters out and we finished with six apprentices against a very strong team.

"Michael Cooper saved a penalty early in the game and, after that, I thought we were the better side.

"We put the ball into the right areas and played the way the first-team do: we passed the ball; looked comfortable in possession; and dug in when we had to.

"We gave 60 minutes to Sarce and Will, which can only be a benefit to them and the first-team. Along with Adam Randell, they were our stand-outs, but everyone did really well."

The Pilgrims are next in Central League action on Tuesday, October 15, when they entertain Southend United at Home Park.

Before that, on Tuesday, October 1, they host Bristol Rovers in the Central League Cup.