Youngsters prepare for Bournemouth

Argyle’s under-18s go into Saturday’s EFL Youth Alliance League game with AFC Bournemouth, off the back of their first win of the campaign.

The young Pilgrims beat Newport County AFC 4-2 last weekend and will be looking to make it two from two when Bournemouth travel to Tavistock.

The win last time out was just reward for a dominant display and manager Darren Way believes his side can now push on after getting that first win.

He said, “I think it was excellent for the players’ confidence. It’s nice to get the three points and climb the table.

“There are different ways to win a football match and to find yourselves behind at halftime despite having 63 opportunities and to see them react to that was very, very pleasing.”

Darren’s side have already beaten the Cherries this season, with a Will Jenkins-Davies freekick enough to see the Greens progress in the EFL Youth Alliance Cup.

In fact, Argyle are unbeaten against Bournemouth in their last three meetings, drawing both league games last season.

Way said, “We have the experience of beating Bournemouth in the cup and before that getting a draw with them.

“We have done well against them; they are good technically. We have had to make sure that our press is right and our attitude to defend is really important.

“We have to then be calm and patient on our build up play and we know it is going to be a tough challenge.

“We’re not going to change our style of play juts because were playing against Bournemouth. It’s another game of football where the players have an opportunity to win.”

The game is being played at Langsford Park on Tavistock with kick off at 11am.

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