Argyle Legends vs Weston Mill Vets 2012
Sunday 18th November
Argyle Legends played their first game for four months when they played Weston Mill Vets last Sunday.
The game arranged by former Argyle Legend Derek Rickard was a memorial game for his late father Brian (Tex) Rickard who sadly passed away earlier this year.
This was a traditional Vets game with Weston Mill using players who had played as far back as the 60's in what was also their Centenary year.
In a scrappy opening both sides struggled to adapt to a bumpy pitch and there was little goalmouth action to report on.
The Legends without a recognised striker in their line up went ahead after 33 minutes when Paul Smith converted a penalty after a home defender handled in the area.
The second half started in explosive fashion when half time substitute Chris Wakeham, on for the injured Geoff Battams, crossed superbly from the left for Legends defender Joe Davey to head home.
The Legends were in total control of the game and increased their lead in the 55th minute when Ryan Cross fired home from the edge of the box.
With the experienced Chris Harrison, Leigh Cooper, Mark Rowe and David Byrne controlling the game the Legends took the opportunity to give a run out to Byrne's son, Connor and goalkeeper Garry Penhaligon's son, Ben. Both teenagers went close to scoring as the Legends ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.
Legends captain Chris Harrison accepted the memorial trophy which will be defended next year.
An after match raffle raised £220 for St. Luke's Hospice.
Argyle Legends Line Up:
Joe Davey (Connor Byrne 60 mins),
Geoff Battams (Chris Wakeham 45 mins),
David Byrne and
Paul Smith (Ben Penhaligon 65 mins).