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Chiefs & Wanderers

September 7, 2009

Chiefs 5 Tamar Saracens 34

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Argaum On The Attack
Match action from the weekend (More pictures from Paul Mattock in following report).
August 31, 2009

Plym Vic 43 Chiefs 10

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NEWLY wed Kirk Sheridan scored two tries and Grant Dalgleish compiled 18 points as Plym-Vic eased into the second round with an emphatic victory over spirited Argaum.

Full-back Sheridan had put his honeymoon on hold in order to play in Saturday's derby fixture at Marsh Mills.

Plympton skipper Andy Witts paid tribute to both Sheridan and the rest of his team-mates and insisted Argaum deserved credit for their part in the encounter.

He said: "We all went to Kirk's wedding reception on Friday night and I think those tries were dedicated to his wife.

"Kirk opened the scoring for us and got another try in the second half and had a really good game all round.

"Grant (Dalgleish) also had a fine match as his points contribution shows.

"But really, it was a good team performance and all the players deserve credit for getting us into the second round.

"And Argaum can be proud of themselves as they were worth more than 10 points, but we just starved them of chances."

Sheridan's pair of tries were added to by Marc Couzens, Ned Nethercott, Kev Jefferies, Barry Sullivan and Dalgleish, who also kicked five conversions and a penalty.

Argaum, who trailed 31-3 at the break, scored through flanker Mike Hunt in the second half, with Jim Twiss chipping in with a conversion and a penalty.

Plym Argaum...0 New Cross...82

NEW Cross outclassed basement club Argaum in Devon Two with a 14-try tally begun by wing Simon Harris.

Centre Ryan Wotton was next over and full-back Clinton Mill came into the line for the first of four tries.

Harris and Wotton crossed again before the break as New Cross turned around 25-0 ahead.

After the break Cross kept the ball in hand and with the Argaum defence drawn into a forward tussle there was room aplenty outside.

Mill joined the line to grab two tries to open the second half scoring, while prop Arron Taylor, locks Tim Prowse and Dave Brooks and half-backs Matt Douglas and Louie Griffiths all posted tries.

A fourth Mill try followed with centre Matt Bickham closing the Kingsteignton side's account.

DHSOB...54 Plym Argaum...5

OLD Boys' coach Mike Freeman paid tribute to Argaum, who were better than the scoreline suggests.

The visitors couldn't match Devonport's pace outside and had no answer to their number eight, Scott Williams, who marked his return with four tries.

Fly-half Alex Buckley opened the scoring eight minutes in for the Old Boys and was the man of the match, missing only one of his seven conversion attempts.

Argaum then kept the Old Boys out until the half-hour mark when Williams was in support to complete a free-flowing backs move.

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The visitors were rewarded with a try from number eight Stuart Quartermain, but Williams opened the second half with an individual try and Dunkley took back to back tries in under the Argaum posts for Buckley to add the extras.

Fly-half Buckley was in support of his threes to score in the corner and pot the touchline kick before Williams went in under the Argaum posts off a tap penalty move.

Devonport saved the best try until last with Dunkley starting an end-to-end move and finishing with the touchdown and conversion.

Old Techs...24 Ply Argaum...0

ARGAUM came close to upsetting third-placed Old Techs with penalty chances going astray in the opening quarter hour.

But as Techs' pack got moving, skipper Jamie Venner was driven over for the first try by the Argaum posts.

March 8, 2009

Argaum 1st XV 2008/09

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Argaum 1st XV v Old Techs

Argaum 1st XV v Old Techs - 7th March 2009

CLUB MATCH Plymouth Argaum...14 Old Richians...22

ARGAUM were pleased with their showing against the Old Richians touring side going 14 points up in the first half.

The Gloucester Premier side had predictably strong forwards, but were matched in the backs by the Chiefs with tries from centres Jack Usher and Jim Twist with the latter kicking the conversions.

Argaum's South African fly half James Carson marshalled the backline but Richians came back and fellow South African Mark Wheeler added the kick after prop James Baker's try to make it 14-7.

In the second half Wheeler slotted a penalty and flanker Tony Cox and centre Paul Smith added tries but Wheeler failed in front of the posts with the last conversion.

February 21, 2009

Plymouth Argaum 24 Plym Vic 22

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Match Action

This was Argaum's first league win for almost 2 years and was thoroughly deserved in front of a passionate Bickleigh Down Crowd. The Chiefs fought back after being 15 points down at one stage to secure the win in the last 5 minutes.



Dartmouth...34 Plymouth Argaum...14

BOTTOM and still without a win to their name, Argaum, nevertheless, had Dartmouth under the cosh in the opening 10 minutes of this Devon Two encounter.

Centre Alistair Bailey put the visiting Chiefs in front with a strong, angled run ending a switch move with fly-half Rob Mearn. Darts came back, though, to hold an 18-7 advantage at the turn around.

Arron Hunt slotted a first-half penalty and the Darts' full-back added three conversions. Flanker Andy Williams scored tries, while Darts' other scorers were second-rower Rob Murray, scrum-half Will Lockerbie and number eight Shane Hutchins closed their account after Argaum's Mearn made the break to sidestep under the posts for a seven-pointer.

LOCKIE CUP Saltash II...18 Plymouth Argaum...5

A BOGGY Saltash pitch with a strong wind blowing down the field greeted both sides for their Lockie Cup quarter-final.

Saltash started the stronger with their scrum going well. As they developed their driving play, in particular through lock Ryan Gallimore and number eight Ollie Nance, the home side camped out in the Argaum half. And after 10 minutes, they came away with a penalty goal through fly-half Rick Orkney to go 3-0 up.

Saltash, with fine pick and drive work from hooker Mike Coutts, prop Miles Hopkins and Gallimore, were them stopped short of the line by Argaum's last-gasp defence.

From the subsequent scrum, the ball went left and skipper and scrum-half John Forde dived over in the corner for the try, which Orkney converted for a 10-0 lead after 25 minutes.

Saltash continued to maintain the pressure for the rest of the half, but were denied another by the difficult handling conditions.

They made do with an Orkney penalty when they got into the Argaum 22 when a visiting defender found himself offside at the ruck. Saltash were now in a comfortable 13-0 half-time lead.

At the turn around, the visitors rallied and put Saltash under a degree of pressure, frustrating them into mistakes and gaining valuable field position.

The home defence dealt with the situation comfortably and Forde nearly scored when he broke for the line, but was held up just short by the visitors' defence.

However, from the subsequent scrum and line out, Saltash retained possession.

Forde made amends for his earlier miss by scampering over for his second try to virtually seal Saltash's place in the next round, with them leading 18-0 after 70 minutes.

Argaum refused to lie down and die and came back with a final attack late into the game, which saw giant prop Steve Barnes go over for a late consolation try.

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