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Plympton Victoria...6 Plymouth Argaum...22

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PLYMOUTH Argaum's relentless pursuit of a play-off spot continued with a hard-fought victory over bottom outfit Plympton Victoria at Marsh Mills. Argaum captain Josh Theophanides opened the game with a deft break which allowed veteran winger Darren Wills to go over for his first try of the match.

That's the way it stayed until the break in a mud-bath which saw both teams commit numerous handling errors.
But just four minutes into the second half Wills landed his second try, converted by John Eking, to give the visitors a cushion. Grant Dalglish narrowed the Plym Vics' deficit with a penalty, but new Argaum number eight Jake White put his side in the position which led to John Taffe charging down a clearance and scoring the visitors' third try.
Plym Vics refused to lie down and die, Dalglish notching his second penalty. But flanker Jamie White made absolutely sure of the victory with Argaum's fourth try.
Head coach Howell Phillips paid tribute to his whole team, in particular, utility back Mark O'Kane, who had a storming game.
He said: "We did very well, considering we had players playing out of position because of a few cry-offs. Plympton were well up for the game and they gave us a tough time in the first half, but we were able to open it up in the second half.
"Despite the conditions, the game was well-refereed by Paul Dennehey and I think that everyone watching enjoyed it."
Argaum lost centre Michael Hunt with a gash to his forehead which needed stitches and, more longer term, long-serving forward Steve Barnes, who will not finish the season through work commitments.

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