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Date: 18-07-2008 Knights shines in Argyle friendly
The Harriers held their Championship opponents Plymouth Argyle to a draw tonight with a first half goal from Michael Bowler and a well worked second half effort from Justin Richards (shown below wearing the new home shirt).  Darryl Knights could have won it for us in the dying seconds with a superb strike, from outside the area, that flew up off the crossbar.

Justin Richards celebrates his goal wearing the new shirt Plymouth replied to both goals with a double strike from the former Exeter City striker Jamie Mackie who looked sharp all night for his new side.  A bit different from when we played City last season and Mackie failed to impress.

We were without a handful of triallists from the Hereford game last Monday with no sign at all of Gavin McCullum and David McDermott playing for Burton tonight.  There are strong rumours though that McDermott has already agreed to sign for the Harriers.

The other triallists from Monday did play some part with Martin Riley and Keith Lowe replacing the injured Mark Creighton and Luke Jones.  Michael Bowler played at left back during the first half and then moved over to the right for the second.  Martin Brittain played for the whole game.

During the second half Marco Addagio and Sam Foley came on as did an unknown lad called Aaron Griffiths.

It wasn't a bad game with the Harriers again passing the ball around crisply and it was Knights that again caught the eye with some lovely chips and dummies along with his sharp bursts of speed that caught many Plymouth defenders, and the keeper, out.  He had countless shots on goal and it was only bad luck that stopped him from grabbing a trio of goals.

Plymouth were going through the motions to a certain extent but gave us a better workout than Hereford did.

It's now down to Devon for a bit of male bonding.

Bartlett, Bignot, Bowler, Riley, Lowe, Brittain, Penn, Ferrell, Russell, Knights, Barnes-Homer.
Subs: Coleman, Griffiths, Smikle, Foley, McGrath, Richards, Addagio.

Stack, Duguid, Seip, Trialist, Paterson, Mackie, Summerfield, Trialist, Clark, MacLean, Easter
Subs: Puncheon, Sawyer, McNamee, Folly, Smith, Barnes.

Att: 650.

Photo © PAFC

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