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Weston 0 - 4 Super Argyle

Weston 0 - 4 Super Argyle

Argyle completed their fifth game of the pre-season campaign with a 4-0 win against Weston Super Mare at the Woodspring Stadium.

Jake Jervis notched two first half goals after Ruben Lameiras gave Argyle an early lead and the fourth was netted by substitute Gary Miller in the 88th minute.

Sonny Bradley, Ryan Taylor, Aaron Sinclair-Taylor, Jamie Ness and Jakub Sokolik all missed the game because of injury.

It was another good fitness workout. Weston were good opposition, especially in the second half, they play a passing style and gave Argyle a good test for the second 45 minutes.

Jervis played as a lone striker and his pace and movement gave us a different option to Nathan Blissett and Taylor.
The midfield players, and surprisingly centre-back Ryan Edwards who can pick a pass, were able to slide balls through for Jervis to run onto. This is a different option to Taylor holding up play and bringing others into play.

Gary Sawyer was named as the skipper.

The front four of Argyle were causing all sorts of problems for the Weston defence and it was three of them who combined for the first goal. A Lionel Ainsworth cross was headed back across goal by Joel Grant and there was Lameiras to rifle home from 12 yards out.

Jervis took his two goals very well and also hit the crossbar. He faded in the second half and was eventually moved to the right.
His first goal was smartly out through the keepers legs after a great slide rule pass from Edwards and his second followed good work by right-back Oscar Threlkeld who picked out Jervis who calmly slotted home from close range.

Weston had a better second half and saw a lot of the ball and forced Robbert Te Loeke to pull off some good saves.

A raft of substitutions disrupted the game but the new slim line Gary Miller grabbed a fourth for Argyle in the 88th minute.

Lameiras has been the best player in the three games I've seen during pre-season. His creativity is similar to Graham Carey's and has the same work rate but he does have more pace than Carey.

I'm not sure about Te Loeke. He pulled off some good saves but he does have a mistake in him. A poor punched clearance nearly ended in a goal. He's as quiet as a mouse and does not control or command his back four, when McCormick replaced him you could hear Luke shouting out instructions across the pitch.

Edwards is improving game by game, he will be an excellent signing.

Ainsworth flatters to deceive, he's not quite there yet and needs to work on his partnership with Threlkeld.

David Fox was subbed and immediately put an ice pack in his groin area, he looked in pain.
The injuries are mounting up, is Adams' training regime and double sessions taking their toll? We suddenly look weak in the centre-back and strikers areas, unless we now view see Jervis as a striker.

Argyle (4-2-3-1): 1 Robbert te Loeke (23 Luke McCormick 68); 18 Oscar Threlkeld, 5 Ryan Edwards (26 Jordan Bentley 76), 4 Yann Songo`o, 3 Gary Sawyer (capt); 7 Antoni Sarcveic, 24 David Fox (2 Gary Miller 60); 8 Lionel Ainsworth (10 Graham Carey 60), 11 Ruben Lameiras (13 Nathan Blissett 68), 16 Joel Grant (21 Gregg Wylde 61); 14 Jake Jervis (27 Alex Fletcher 76).

Attendance. 597.



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Writer:Ian De-Lar
Date:Saturday July 15 2017
Time: 8:53PM

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