Okehampton Argyle 1

Camelford 2

OKEHAMPTON Argyle's pre-season friendlies began at Simmons Park with a visit from Premier Division outfit Camelford.

Argyle started the brighter with Ross Voaden hitting the bar in the second minute and new boy Marcus Pethick seeing his long range effort well saved.

Fellow newcomer Josh Harris whipped in a delightful free kick but there was no one coming in at the far post to supply a finish.

Having had the better chances and been the better side, Argyle deservedly took the lead in the 37th minute, courtesy of a fine turn and finish from 12 yards by Jason Cordice.

Cordice thought he had given Argyle a 2-0 lead on the stroke of half time, but the goal was disallowed for offside.

Camelford picked things up after the break, forcing Aaron Dearing into a couple of smart saves, but Argyle should have increased their lead on the hour when Brad Ausden was set up inside the six yard box by Roger Bonaparte, but his goal bound shot was well saved by the Camelford keeper.

Five minutes later and Camelford were level when Mark Gusterton's header was well saved by Aaron Dearing, but Adam Sleep was on hand to fire home the rebound.

With Gusterton starting to cause a tiring Okehampton defence problems, Camelford took the lead in the 77th minute when Aaron Dearing spilt a long range effort and Adam Sleep nipped in to punish the Argyle keeper for his error.

Argyle pushed hard for an equaliser and Jason Cordice went close with a late effort that flashed narrowly wide.

All in all it was a good workout for both sides with Camelford benefiting from having played one friendly. Their extra bit of fitness was the only difference in a match well contested and well refereed by Martin Smith.