Plymouth Argyle 2 County Fermanagh 0
Argyle’s under-15s ended this years Northern Ireland as they had started it with a 2-0 victory over local opposition.
Once again they totally dominated a game but on this occasion they reaped the correct reward for their endeavours.
Head of Youth Coaching Kevin Nancekivell gave debuts to goalkeeper Lewis Moyle, and full back Brandon Pursall plus a first start for Owen Raven at the Riada Stadium, Ballymoney.
“We were really pleased with the lads who had to hang on in there, keep doing the right things, pass the ball and we then got the goals late in the game to make it a great way to finish the week, said Nancekivell.
When asked about the changes that were made he replied “It’s a squad game and the 18 boys who have been out here have been fantastic and we wanted to give experience to the lads and the boys who came in today did a great job.
“This is all part of their future development and the SuperCup is a fantastic tournament and enhances their development massively and hopefully we will be back here next year with a different set of lads hoping to improve on everything we do,” he concluded.
Argyle started the game well and were unlucky when Ravens terrific drive came back off the post after just four minutes.
The young Pilgrims continuedto push forward with Jude Boyd curling one drive narrowly wide before a great cross from Pursall found Dominic Osborne heading home only for the effort to be ruled out for a tight offside decision.
Nancekivell made two substitutions for the start of the second half and it was one of those players, Joe Seery, who saw his fine effort tipped over the bar by goalkeeper Nathan Copeland.
Reuben Collum had sent a 25 yard effort over the bar before Argyle opened the scoring on 42 minutes.
Raven sent in a great volley, from the edge of the area, that Copeland did well to parry but Seery raced in to steer the loose ball under the diving ‘keeper.
Oliver Tomlinson’s great challenge saved the day for Argyle in a rare Fermanagh attack before Argyle took off the impressive Dominic Osborne to bring on Oscar Massey.
It proved to be another great substitution as Massey, in the third minute of stoppage time, ran at the Fermanagh defence to cut inside his marker and supply a great finish past the advancing Copeland.