Season 1906-07

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To oppose Plymouth Reserves at South Devon place on 15th September 1906, the selected side was G.H. Ley, F.R. Duberty, M. Edwards, L. Godsell, A.D. Meek, E.G. Erde, G. Villar, A.W. Grundy, T.E. Hughes, A.P. Le Provost, E.W. Dudley, P. Harris, W.W. Hitchins, T. Spalding and T.R. Carr - a more than fair sprinkling of new names.

Godsell crossed for Argaum following a pass by Dudley, but the second half became a series of scrums on Argaum's line. Plymouth Reserves emerging winners by 3 tries to one. The following week, there were a number of changes in the side to face Pembroke United at Torpoint, including the return of Grigg at scrum half. Argaum were unlucky not to win in a match that ended in a 3-3 draw (Erde try). Modbury were beaten 19-3, but then Totnes 3-8 (Meek try). Kelly College were overwhelmed to the tune of 4 goals and 7 tries (41) to nil and then there followed victory at South Brent 9-0, Read, Grundy and Holden scoring tries in 'a rough and tumble game'. HMS Cambridge were the next victims, 11-0 (McConechie, Hefford and Edward scoring tries with a Grundy conversion), 'A weak Argaum side easily overcame the Naval team'. Next Blundells 17-3. The Argaum forwards monopolised play with tries from Grundy, Dudley, Fawcett, Harris and Edwards, who also converted Dudley's effort. HMS Nile were next, in soft conditions, which suited the ship rather than Argaum, but the ship side were beaten by an Edwards try to nil, giving the club its fifth consecutive win. Then followed South Hams United at Modbury 10-0 (tries by Eede and Matthews and a drop goal by Wright). 'The game was somewhat marred by the referee not having sufficient control over the players'.

December is deficient in results - but not fixtures - there is only one record, December 22nd at Teignmouth 3-11 (Harris Penalty Goal). The New Year should have seen the first ever fixture against Plymouth Albion Reserves, but this was postponed. At Dawlish the following week, the Argaum visitors arrived four short, but managed to obtain substitutes. Hyatt crossed for Argaum, Grundy converting in a 5-5 result. Grundy playing 'very finely' at half back. Plymouth Reserves once again inflicted defeat on the Club, this time 11-0 and on February 9th the club once again fielding A. N. Other, gave Dawlish a hard game with only 12 men. Hughes scored a try after 'a tricky run' which he converted, but weight of numbers told to the extent of 5-13. On 16th February 1907, a team including 'old faithfuls' Grigg and A. P. Heard drew 0-0 with Plymouth Ramblers at Torpoint. The next week at R.N. College Dartmouth, tactics came into play, where 'in a splendidly contested game, the visitors played 5 three quarters and 7 forwards which worked so well that midway through the first half the College took a player out of the scrum'. Argaum led at half time with tries by Heford and Perez, Roberts replying for the College. In the second half, Noble and Charley crossed for the College, Charley converting both, whilst Perez replied for Argaum giving a final score of 9-13. There is but one other report for the season, Plymouth Reserves - yet again - on 16th March, resulting in a 6-8 defeat for the club. 'In the second half the Reserves efforts to break through met with a stubborn defence'. Season 1906-07 seems to have been the pinnacle for results and reports.

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