Argyle Legends vs Dash of Silver X1 2015

Sunday 8th March


A last minute strike by Joe Davey gave Argyle Legends a 1-0 victory in their latest fixture against Dash of Silver X1, in an absorbing game, played at Bolitho Park, the home of Plymouth Parkway.
In front of a healthy crowd the opening exchanges were fairly even with neither goalkeeper being seriously tested. The Legends were having most of the possession without looking threatening in the final third.
After 18 minutes the Legends almost opened the scoring when a Davey effort rebounded back into play off the inside of the post. Five minutes later Andy Duncan fired narrowly wide from 25 yards.With Martin Barlow and Mark Rowe bossing the midfield and debutant Steve Adams marshaling the back four the home side were finding it difficult to create a scoring opportunity. Despite their superiority the Legends were unable to penetrate a resolute home defence as the first half ended goalless.
The Legends came under increasing pressure at the start of the second half and goalkeeper Garry Penhaligon made 3 tremendous saves in the opening 10 minutes to prevent the Legends from conceding. The Legends goal had several narrow escapes as the home forwards just failed to capitalise on some excellent crosses into the box. As the game entered its last quarter the Legends regained their composure  and started to threaten. With 5 minutes remaining a well worked corner routine saw a Rowe effort brilliantly saved. Two minutes later Legends keeper Penhaligon made another great save, stretching every sinew to tip over a superb chip from all of 30 yards.
As the game entered the final minute the Legends made one last foray and that man Davey scored with a shot that took a deflection of a defender to nestle in the top corner of the net to give the Legends a 1-0 victory and win the Dash of Silver Trophy.
Legends Line Up:
Garry Penhaligon
Paul Edwards
Andy Duncan
Steve Adams
Leigh Cooper (Captain) Spencer Cooper 60 mins)
Geoff Battams
Martin Barlow (Paul Smith 68 mins)
Mark Rowe
Steve Brownlow (Andy Bacon 30 mins)
Joe Davey
Mark Damerell
After the game it was announced that just under £450 had been raised for male cancer and would be distributed between Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, CLIC Sargent and the Oncology Department at Derriford Hospital. Throughout the day leaflets were distributed raising the awareness of male cancer.