Argyle Legends vs Modbury Rovers 2009


Argyle Legends are to be congratulated for fielding a team of players totalling more than 2,000 football league appearances between them on a weekend when Plymouth was officially described as the wettest place in Britain.

The game against Modbury Rovers on the 29/11/09 was switched to the all weather surface at Ivybridge Community College in its successful attempt to beat the elements.  Special thanks must go not only to Legends goalkeeper Ray Newland, who travelled all the way from Liverpool for the game, but to everyone who gave up their time when it would have been so easy not to play.

Although the mind was willing, the Legends bodies could not compete with their young counterparts (average age 21) and it was Modbury who eventually ran out winners by 6 goals to 2, after the Legends led 2-1 in the 25th minute with goals from Mark Damerell and Darren Garner.

After the game Darren Garner quipped: If the organisers cannot find more veterans games instead of playing these younger teams, we may be looking for a new manager.  After three successive defeats he could be right.

Legends Line Up:

Ray Newland,
Geoff Battams,
Ryan Cross,
Mike Ham,
John Uzzell,
Martin Barlow,
Darren Garner,
Mark Rowe,
Leigh Cooper,
Marcus Crocker
and Mark Damerell.

Second Half Replacements were:

Kevin Hodges,
Steve Davey
and guest player Richard Uzzell.

Due to the adverse weather conditions there were no photographs taken of this game.