IT has been nine weeks since Plymouth Argyle sent out a team for Peninsula League action and the young Pilgrims made up for lost time with a dominant display at Dobwalls.

Louis Rooney was pulled away from first-team duty for a decent run out at Lantoom Park and his impressive goal-scoring form at this level continued with another stylish brace.

Dobwalls are a team entrenched in mid-table of Division 1 West and it was always going to be a big test against their talented visitors, so a horror-start for goalkeeper Josh Gilbert proved disastrous for the home side.

Rooney and Billy Craske pounced on two bad errors from Gilbert to steer Argyle into a 2-0 lead that they never looked like relinquishing, despite a spirited response from Dobwalls.

Rooney crushed any prospect of a home fightback when he lashed home the third for Argyle and Academy player Jason Vincent added a fourth to complete a comfortable afternoon.

The Pilgrims cemented their place in the top five with this win and with third-placed Penryn Athletic visiting Seale Hayne next weekend, now is the time for Argyle to make a sustained push for the top.

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