5-0 looks like a battering but things might have been very different if we had taken advantage of the visitors sluggish start to the game. In the first 20 minutes keeper Michael Cooper brought off excellent saves from Brandon Parsons and Jordan Harris and when Jordan found himself in the clear shortly afterwards his effort ran agonisingly past the post. Worse was to follow when Brad Riggs burst through from midfield and found himself one on one but Cooper was able to smother his effort. We were then made to pay for a sloppy pass out of defence which was intercepted and the pace of Luke Jephcott took him into the area and he beat Adam with a crisp shot into the bottom corner.
The game was effectively put to bed in the second half after 10 minutes when Callum Dyson struck from the edge of the box. The influential Rubin Lameiras then made it three after some trickery left him in the clear. A far post header from Dyson made it four before, right at the death Alex Battle got the fifth.
This was an experienced Argyle outfit and they will be a real test for any team in our League if they continue to field sides like this. Liam said “It was a real learning experience for my lads the way Argyle kept the ball and worked us all over the pitch. We worked our socks off and could easily have been two up early on but their superior fitness told and we were running on empty come the end after giving it our all. Although we shipped five I thought Adam in goal was excellent for us and our attitude, right to the end, was first class.”
Teams: Seedhouse-Evans, Letori, Hill, Beech, Langabeer(Down 70 mins), Riggs(Greening 70 mins), Thomas, Reed, Aplin, Parsons B, Harris(Baily 80 mins). Attendance 68.
Argyle: Cooper, Moore, Hodges, Purrington, Bentley, Grant, Ainsworth, Rooney, Dyson, Lameiras, Jephcott. Subs: Fletcher, Battle, Randell, Peck, Childs.