Walter Parsons cup Millbrook 2 Okehampton Argyle 3 OKEHAMPTON Argyle earned themselves a trip to Sticker in the second round of the Walter Parsons Cup after safely coming through this first round tie courtesy of a superb first half display, but they had to weather a late fight back from Millbrook before booking their place in the next round. Coming into the game on the back of a fine 2-0 win against Budleigh Salterton, Argyle continued their good run of form and started like a house on fire with Brad Ausden, Roger Bonaparte and Oli Crimmins all causing the home defence problems in the opening exchanges. However, it was 16 year-old Tallan Burns, starting his first game at this level, who was the thorn in Millbrook's side with his penetrating runs down the right flank and it was his defence splitting pass that saw Brad Ausden lift the ball over the advancing Millbrook keeper Jack Dixon to open the scoring for the visitors in the 15th minute. Ten minutes later Oli Crimmins made a fine run down the left and he cut the ball back to Tallan Burns who side stepped his marker and fired a low shot into the bottom corner of the net for Oke's second. Five minutes later and Burns returned the favour with a low cross from the right that was forced home at the near post by Crimmins. Argyle had other chances to extend their lead with Roger Bonaparte, Brad Ausden and Ed Squires all going close with Jack Dixon also making a fine save from a Dale Chadwick header as they went into the break three goals to the good. Okehampton continued in the ascendancy at the start of the second half and could have added to their lead but it took a large slice of luck to get Millbrook back in the game on the hour as Zak Pearce's mishit cross wrong footed Harry Geering to reduce the arrears. The home side were now dominating possession and pulled another goal back in the 70th minute when James Rowe played in Will Matthews and although Harry Geering saved his initial effort, the ball ran loose for Matthews to finish from an acute angle. Argyle had to withstand some immense pressure in the final 15 minutes as Millbrook went in search of an equaliser that would have taken the game into extra time but the defence held firm to see the game out and secure their place in the next round. OKEHAMPTON Argyle seconds in Devon and Exeter division four maintained their 100% record in the league, despite being under strength with a fine 2-1 win at Westexe courtesy of two more goals from young Ross Voaden taking his tally to eleven goals for the season so far.
Talented Tallan turns game for Argyle
Tuesday 23rd September 2014 10:00 pm