Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Emphatic Opening Victory for Plymouth Argyle

plymouth argyle5
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

7:04am 15th August 2012
(Updated 7:04am 15th August 2012)

Plymouth Argyle have swotted aside Portsmouth in their dockyard derby.

The Pilgrims got their season off to a storming start with a three-nil victory in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

Impoverished Portsmouth fielded a team so young that the likes of Darren Purse and Paul Wotton must have felt like the child-catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Their triumph was simply finding 14 men able and proud to wear to Blue.

The fact that they matched their senior hosts for long periods – of the second half, especially – was a huge credit to themselves and their manager.

A goal in the final minute of the first half from Northern Ireland international Johnny Gorman, making the first competitive club start of his career, set the Pilgrims on their way.

Late strikes from substitute Paris Cowan-Hall and Nick Chadwick exacerbated the difference between two sides that actually had much in common.

It was certainly a poignant match-up from the Pilgrims’ point of view. A year earlier, they had been in Portsmouth’s boots, facing a future that was at best, uncertain, and, at worst, bleak.

Sympathy only extends so far, though, and the men of the Guz duly triumphed over Pompey’s callow youths to remain in the League Cup competition beyond the first stage for only the third time since 1992.

Pilgrims boss Carl Fletcher said: "It was a no-win situation really. Obviously with Portsmouth's troubles off the pitch they fielded a young side. It was a case of if we win, brilliant, well done, we were expected to. If we lose, you're making all the headlines."

7:04am 15th August 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
plymouth argyle4

WATCH: Ticket Mayhem For Plymouth Argyle

Big queues for the big FA Cup replay at Home Park

tavistock road

Bomb Squad Scrambled In Plymouth... Again!

It is the third time in three days after reports of 'grenades'

Most read
police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

police tape

Alleged Assault Cordons Off Cornish Park

It happened in Wadebridge and one man has been arrested

Top articles

WATCH: Cornwall Teen's Standing Ovation On 'Let It Shine'

Cornwall News: Huw Roberts through to next round on Gary Barlow's show

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Disabled woman tells court Rolf Harris 'groped' her at hospital

National News: A blind and disabled woman has told a court she felt "completely and utterly trapped" when Rolf Harris allegedly groped her at a London hospital in the 1970s.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Glastonbury 2017: Country legend Kris Kristofferson to perform

Showbiz News: Kris Kristofferson has been announced as the second confirmed act to play the Pyramid Stage in Glastonbury this year.

Rape suspect admits attacks on 100 schoolgirls in India

World News: A man arrested by Indian police has admitted sexually assaulting more than 100 young girls, preying on them as they left school at the end of the day.

Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

Amazon Echo orders doll houses after 'hearing' TV presenter talking

Strange News: A US TV station has been inundated with complaints after viewers' voice-commanded Amazon Echo systems "heard" a presenter's remarks about doll houses - and started ordering them.

Newer article

Severe Weather Warning for Cornwall

Cornwall News: Gales and heavy rain batter Duchy

Older article

Angler Dies After Being Swept Off Rocks

Cornwall News: Man washed into the sea at Trebarwith Strand

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.

Close

We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.