Argyle Legends vs Moreton Vale Wanderers 2009

Argyle Legends vs Moreton Vale Wanderers 13/09/09
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Argyle Legends strolled to a resounding 11 goals to 1 victory over visitors Moreton Vale Wanderers at sun drenched Lux Park, home of Liskeard Athletic FC. The Gloucestershire based team whose manager is an avid Argyle fan were raising money to send a family on holiday after they lost several members of their family in a road traffic accident last year. Argyle Legends were only to willing to support such a worthy cause and fielded a side containing many well known names.

In a game restricted to 35 minutes each way the Legends went ahead after 8 minutes with a trademark header from striker Danny O'Hagan. The Legends continued to dominate and O'Hagan added a second in the 12th minute. After 16 minutes the visitors pulled a goal back when a well struck shot from outside the area flew into the top corner of goalkeeper Pete Foxwell's net. The Legends responded with 3 goals in 5 minutes with O'Hagan scoring twice and fellow striker Jason Jones making it 5-1 after 25 minutes. Danny O'Hagan scored his 5th goal of the game in the 33rd minute to give the Legends a 6-1 at half time.

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The second half continued in the same vein as the first and it was no surprise when O'Hagan made it 7-1 after 40 minutes with his 6th goal of the game. The goal of the game and the Legends 8th came 4 minutes later when Leigh Cooper nearly broke the net with a screamer from fully 30 yards. Before the game it was agreed that Simon Hardiman, the brother of visitor's manager, would fulfil a life time ambition and play 25 minutes for the Legends. Simon's day was complete when he scored in the 46th minute to make it 9-1.  Despite a couple of forays into the Legends half their defence containing Gordon Nesbit and Steve Davey were never seriously troubled by the Moreton Vale forwards.

In the 60th minute a shot from Mark Damerell took a deflection and wrong footed the Wanderers keeper to make it 10-1 to the Legends. The scoring was completed just before the end when substitute Paul Smith made it 11-1.

After the game the Legends posed for photographs with their sporting opponents and willingly signed their autographs on all the visitors' shirts. A collection and a raffle were also held and it is believed several hundred pounds was raised.

Legends Line Up:
Pete Foxwell,
Chris Harrison,
Ryan Cross,
Darren Tallon,
Geoff Battams,
John Matthews,
Leigh Cooper,
Mark Damerell,
Mark Rowe,
Jason Jones,
and Danny O'Hagan.
Rotating Substitutes:
Jo Davey,
Steve Davey,
Paul Smith,
and Gordon Nisbet.