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Torquay United Reserves are Wales and West champions after Argyle win

By This is Devon  |  Posted: March 30, 2011

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TORQUAY UNITED Reserves wrapped up the Totesport.com Combination Wales & West Division at the first time of asking when they beat Plymouth Argyle Reserves 5-1 at Home Park yesterday.

The victory stretched the Gulls' unbeaten record to ten games, including eight wins, in their first season in the competition.

Former Bovey Tracey youngster Liam Head gave the Pilgrims a 21st minute lead, finishing off full-back Dan Hart's run and cross.

And Argyle's young team did manage to compete with United, who included six players with first-team experience this season, during the first half.

But the Gulls, who equalised through Lloyd Macklin from Billy Kee's pass in the 39th minute, were clearly superior, especially in the second half.

Ex-Argyle starlet Ray Spear, who has just been offered a pro contract by Torquay for next season, showed up well in partnership with the always dangerous Kee.

Substitute Scott Taylor, on for Joe Parrish at the interval, forced Ollie Chenoweth into a tip-over save with a long-range effort early in the second half.

Ashley Yeoman confirmed United's growing control when he fired home Macklin's left wing cross to the far post in the 58th minute.

Spear made it 3-1 in the 70th minute.

Spear then turned provider with an inviting cross for Macklin to head home for 4-1.

And finally Kee (86) completed a good afternoon for United when he steered home after Macklin had set up the chance.

Plymouth Argyle Reserves (4-4-2): Chenoweth; Hart, Sawyer (Harvey 75mins), Richards, Clifford; Harper-Penman, Walton (Copp 72mins), Young, Baker; Rickard, Head (Sims 46mins); subs not used – Varazinskis, Berry, Clarvis, Lecointe, Sims.

Torquay United Reserves (4-4-2): Potter; Parrish (Taylor 46mins), Ellis, Lang, Quinn; Macklin, Oastler,Yeoman, Stevens (Kudi 60mins); Spear, Kee; subs not used – Thompson, MacKenzie.

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    Tim, Lincoln  |  March 30 2011, 7:45PM

    Well done lads, brilliant !