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Argyle Cruise To First Win

Cheltenham 1 - 3 Argyle
Richards 72. Morgan 18, Hourihane 27, Boco 38.

Attn: 3,450

McCormick 7, Nelson 7, Trotman 7, Branson 7, Berry 8, Alessandra 7 (Gurrieri), Hourihane 7, Blizzard 7 (Young), Boco 7, Morgan 8, Reid 7 (Harvey 6).

Argyle not only ended Cheltenham's 21 unbeaten home record they did it in style and then some.

If you're ever looking for a complete team performance this was it!
The defence dominated the Cheltenham strikers, the midfield outclassed their counterparts and the forwards ran riot.

Argyle boss John Sheridan made two changes with McCormick getting the nod for the keepers jersey while there was a reshuffle in defence with Branston coming in for his first game of the season with Berry and Nelson switching to full back duties.

However, the biggest change from the shambles against Fleetwood last week was in the player's minds - from the first whistle they were focussed, determined and passionate. The 4-4-2 formation also helped with Boco and Alessandra staying wide to give the team width instead of roaming inside.

Despite playing out of position at left-back Berry was a revelation and gave a faultless display.
It was also noticeable that Argyle are now a tall powerful team, something that Cheltenham themselves have been in reaching successive League Two play-off finals but today they were dwarfed by the Green Giants!

Goal number one - good work by Boco on the left saw a cross reach the head of Trotman who thumped the ball against the crossbar and there was Marvellous Marvin to nod in the rebound.

Goal number two - tricky play from Alessandra set-up Hourihane who blasted in a 20-yard scorcher.

Goal number three - a slide-rule perfect pass from Reid played in Boco who made no mistake with his angled drive.

Argyle were rampant and it could have been four or five. Cheltenham were on the ropes and were looking for the half time whistle.

With the damage done Argyle were content to sit back and play their passes and soak up the Cheltenham pressure except there was no pressure.

The Robins did pull a consolation goal back when Richards' 25-yard free kick deceived McCormick but Argyle always had another gear to step up and easily saw out the rest of the game to kick start their season.

Branston and Trotman formed a strong and powerful centre-back partnership, heading and kicking away everything Cheltenham could muster.
Hourihane and Blizzard destroyed the Cheltenham midfield while upfront Morgan and Reid bullied the Cheltenham defence.

Well played lads.

Man of the Match: Berry.




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Date:Saturday August 17 2013

Time: 9:41PM

 

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