Argyle Legends vs Probus AFC Veterans 2011
Two goals from Argyle Legend Tommy Tynan and one from strike partner Danny O'Hagan gave the legends a 3 - 1 victory over Probus AFC Veterans in their latest fixture at St. Georges Playing Field, Probus.
The Legends made four changes from the previous fixture at Elburton, welcoming back Gary Penhaligon, Gordon Nisbet, Chris Harrison and Danny O'Hagan replacing the unavailable Geoff Battams, Darren Tallon, Chris Hargreaves and Kevin Nancekivill.
A large crowd saw a cautious opening from both sides on a bumpy surface on a glorious sunny afternoon.
The game came to life after 7 minutes when a shot from Danny O'Hagan was well saved by the home goalkeeper.
In the 9th minute the Legends went ahead when Tommy Tynan scored from the penalty spot, sending the keeper the wrong way, after Mark Damerell was fouled just inside the box.
Gordon Nisbet, easing his way back after a major back operation was replaced by Spencer Cooper in the 20th minute.
The game was being played mainly in midfield with neither goalkeeper being seriously tested.
The Legends increased their lead in the 38th minute with a close range header from Tynan following good work from David Byrne and Darren Garner. This was Tommy's 4th goal in his last two games.
In the 41st minute Probus squandered a glorious opportunity to get back into the game shooting wide from the penalty spot after Ryan Cross was harshly penalised for a foul, when it appeared the home forward had tripped over his own player.
There were no further goals as the Legends went into the half time break 2 - 0 ahead.
The second half started with the Legends on the offensive and Danny O'Hagan increased their lead in the 48th minute firing home from close range after a great run and cross from David Byrne.
In the 50th minute Gordon Nisbet returned to the action, replacing the injured Ryan Cross and Pete Foxwell replaced Mark Damerell.
The Legends defence superbly marshalled by Chris Harrison were restricting the home side to long distance efforts although Penhaligon saved well on the hour mark.
After 65 minutes Darren Garner almost made it four for the legends when his superb shot from fully 40 yards cannoned back into play off the crossbar.
Probus kept battling away and in the 68th minute Penhaligon made a great reflex save from close range.
Just when it looked the Legends were going to keep their first ever clean sheet the home side pulled a goal back in the 78th minute, following a defensive lapse.
There were no further goals as the Legends made it 3 wins in a row with a deserved 3 - 1 victory.
A great day was made even better when it was announced the 'Way Forward Charity' had raised over £3,000 from staging the game.
The Legends are next in action on Sunday 1st May when they play a BBC/Media X1 at Dean Cross, Plymouth. This game kicks off at 2pm and is to raise money for Prostate Cancer.