Swindon 1 Argyle Youth 4
ARGYLE responded in the best possible style to last weekend's defeat by Exeter in the EFL Alliance with this powerful performance in Swindon.
Academy manager Kevin Hodges had demanded a positive display from his young charges and was delighted as his side notched their second victory of the season to end a run of four games without a win.
"The lads have been magnificent in the past week's training and that reflected in today's performance," said Hodges.
Four players from last July's Northern Ireland SuperCup squad were included in the starting line-up, with Will Jenkins-Davies celebrating his debut with a goal.
Argyle had a great start with Rubin Wilson scoring from a fifth-minute penalty after he had been brought down in the area.
It was 2-0 12 minutes later as Wilson's powerful drive was blocked by the home goalkeeper but Jenkins-Davies reacted in a flash to steer the loose ball into the bottom corner of the home goal.
Swindon looked dangerous on the break but Argyle's defence was well organised, although 'keeper Tyler Coombes did make two fine saves from long range efforts. The visitors added a third eight minutes before the break after good play by Angel Wariuh set up Wilson to score at the second attempt.
Argyle were slow to start after the break but Coombes once again protected his clean sheet, although he could do little on 63 minutes when a fine Swindon drive flew into his top left-hand corner.
The Pilgrim came back strong with Jude Boyd, Wilson Rhys Shirley and Ollie Tomlinson all going close before the scoring was completed in the last minute. Shirley's pace saw him cut in from the left to place his shot wide of the ‘keeper to sew up a well-deserved victory.
Argyle: Tyler Coombes, Oscar Halls, Brandon Pursall, Will Jenkins-Davies, Ollie Tomlinson, Jude Boyd, Angel Wariuh (Finley Craske 80), Jarvis Cleal, Rubin Wilson, Rhys Shirley, Alfie Wotton. Substitute (not used): Harry Townsend.