Senior Match Reports (149)
Chiefs & Wanderers
AFTER seeing off early Argaum pressure, the Old Boys ran out winners by 28 points.
Argaum's Jim Twist, on the back of that pressure, eventually bisected the sticks to put his side ahead on the third penalty attempt.
The Old Boys took the lead with a Jamie Burton try, which fly-half Alex Buckley converted. Argaum's defence held out on the heavy pitch to stop Devonport's ambitions, but centre Del Jenkins got on the end of a good move to score a second try and Buckley's conversion made it 14-3 at the turnaround.
The Old Boys then took charge using the Roborough slope to their advantage and Jenkins headed home for his second touchdown and Buckley added the extras.
Second-row Paul Walters did the work for Neil Harthill to dive in on the left wing before Devonport pushed a five-metre scrummage over the Argaum line and number eight Scott Williams got the touchdown.
A spirited fightback from Argaum gave them a much needed win in a tough encounter at Bickleigh Down. Late withdrawals and unavailablity meant that the home side had 2 or 3 players playing outside their normal position but the spirit shown throughout enabled the victory.
They went further in front after second-rower Alec Elford dotted down his second in two weeks.
However, Argaum came back to narrow the deficit with a seven point score from second-rower Guy Whelston to trail 12-7 at the break.
But that was as good as it good for Argaum, whose only points in the second period came courtesy of a Whelston penalty.
For the visitors, Lawrence Farley notched a try running in from Argaum's 22, before number eight Roland Turner touched down and replacement Ryan Bevan headed in under the posts for Kenny West to convert.
Plymouth Argaum XV v OPM XV
Boxing Day 2003
The Annual Boxing Day Match was once again a success in terms of attendance after a couple of dissapointing seasons.
Argaum Chiefs 15 Brixham 22 : 27/10/01
One of the better performances by Argaum this season which should have brought a much-needed win. The previous day's torrential rain had given way to a bright sunny day and near perfect conditions. With the Tigers' fixture cancelled by the opposition, the Chiefs had a surplus of replacements and injured captain Phil Morgan ensured from the sidelines that everyone had a game.
Prince Rock II v Argaum Wanderers
Ellis Cup Quarter Final @ Seaton Barracks January 25th 1992
Classic cup action from the early 90s, Argaum winning a keenly contested encounter (exact result unknown) before going on to lose out narrowly to Old Techs in the semi-final. The Argaum team that day : P.Wright, A.Miller, A.Bartrip, M.Hunt, A.Rees, C.Webster, P.Duff, M.Hopper, S.Poole, R.Belli, P.Evans, I.Wall, R.Harpham, B.Haley, J.Giles (capt). Reps: A.Montgomery, P.Willis, R.Searle, T.Bates.
Prince Rock Woodland Fort 11 Argaum Chiefs 13
(March 24th 2001, k.o. 14:30 Elburton)
It was a case of fourth time lucky for the Chiefs as they finally overcame their fellow Division 2 opponents in this RNEC Cup semi-final. All three previous meetings have been close but ill-discipline had cost Argaum dear on each occasion, but this time, on a mudbath of pitch, Argaum's nerve held.
Argaum Tigers 0 Prince Rock Woodland Fort 2nds 11
(March 24th 2001, k.o. 14:30 Elburton)
In a competition as close as this, the winning team will usually be decided by the effort put in to the preparation, and so it was. Argaum's perennial problem of lack of numbers at training nights was reflected not in individual performance with all players showing total committment to the cause but in the combined effort.
Argaum Chiefs 44 North Tawton 0
(February 24th 2001, k.o. 14:30 Bickleigh Down)
If you've been reading these match reports during the course of the season then this result should come as no surprise. When Argaum get their act together and play as a team they are more than a match for anyone in this league and this proved the case yesterday. On a beautiful winter's afternoon at Bickleigh the Chiefs systematically took apart their opponents to win by a very comfortable margin and probably felt they could have scored more.
Plympton Victoria 23 Argaum Tigers 17
(January 6th 2001, k.o. 14:30 Elburton)
On the Twelfth Day Of Christmas both teams struggled to get over the indulgences of the Festive period but nevertheless produced an entertaining encounter at Elburton. Much credit must go to the referee for keeping the game flowing, while both teams played in the right spirit.
Plymouth Argaum Tigers 7 Plympton Victoria 41
(2nd September 2000, k.o. 15:00, Bickleigh Down Road)
Three new faces made their argaum debut; Steve Covel (hooker), Terry Saliba and Dan Storer (wingers) and a few faces who we haven't seen all summer (Dave Parmenter, Kevin Quigley and Phil Hall) started off the season in a game which didn't go quite to plan but did show promise for the coming months (Plym Vic put more than 80 points past us on their last visit to Bickleigh Down!).