Carlsberg South West Peninsula division one West

Camelford 3

Okehampton Argyle 1

ARGYLE went into this match against unbeaten Camelford missing goalkeeper Harry Geering who picked up a hand injury the previous Saturday.

Reserve keeper Adam Cann stepped up for his Peninsula League debut and despite an uncertain start, pulled off two fine saves and had no chance with any of the goals. Defender Sam Brooks went into midfield and had a fine game with Argyle playing five in midfield with Luke Alden playing further forward to support lone striker Ben Waters.

Argyle matched the home side from the kick-off and produced some good work in midfield shutting down the Camelford playmakers and putting together some decent attacking moves. After ten minutes, good work by Luke Alden and Ed Squire set Ben Waters free inside the Camelford box. The centre-forward did superbly to hold off a home defender before firing home a great shot from 15 yards to give Argyle the lead. For the remainder of the half, Argyle matched the home side, but just before the break Camelford forward Ryan Pooley tied the game with a clinical finish from a pass from Mark Gusterson.

The second half continued the pattern of the first although the home side began to look more dangerous. They were unlucky not to take the lead when a shot from Paul Menhinick struck both Argyle posts before rebounding into the arms of Adam Cann. However Argyle kept pushing for a winner and on the hour had a great chance to take the lead when Waters got free of his marker and rounded the home keeper, only to see his shot cleared off the line.

As the last 15 minutes approached, Camelford began to get the upper hand and with ten minutes remaining, Pooley volleyed the home side into a 2-1 lead. Argyle came back looking for an equaliser and Luke Alden embarked on a run across the front of the home box taking him past two Camelford defenders before being muscled off the ball with the referee waving play-on despite Argyle's appeals.

To save the game, Argyle's managers pushed full-back Corey Burns into midfield and reverted to three at the back. However Argyle's defenders found themselves outnumbered by home forwards and substitute David Andrews fired home a pass from Menhinick to kill the game.

Centre-half Stuart Entwhistle was Okehampton's man of the match with a faultless display with Ben Waters running him close for his constant running and tremendous work rate.