OKEHAMPTON Argyle have been awarded the honour of staging the South West Peninsula League's charity matches this Sunday, August 7, the first non-SWP Premier side to have been chosen for this event.

The matches are played each year to raise money for the League's benevolent fund. Play commences at noon with the Charity Vase between last season's Division 1 West champions Camelford and the Division 1 East champions Liverton United. This is followed at 3pm by the Charity Bowl between Premier Division champions Buckland Athletic and Throgmorton Cup winners Plymouth Parkway.

Okehampton Lions will be providing hot food and drinks all day and the Clubhouse bar will be open all day for refreshments. The matches should be well attended with representatives of all the League's 55 clubs expected.

Last Friday, Argyle firsts took on the might of Premier Division highflyers Bodmin Town in a tough pre-season friendly under Bodmin's lights. Argyle played some good passing football but were outclassed by the powerful home side who ran out 7 – 0 winners, although the majority of these goals came late in the game. The following day, the seconds assisted by some first team players ran out 4 – 2 winners away to North Tawton with goals by Brad Ausden, Steve Madge and a brace from Dale Chadwick.

If Argyle were successful against Bude last Wednesday in the Moore Trophy semi-final, then they will contest the final at Holsworthy this Saturday August 6 at 6pm against the winners of Holsworthy and Morwenstow.