THE new season is under way for the Football Education the two teams based at Home Park and one at Carn Brea in Cornwall, a full round-up of the early fixtures below

PAFC (SC) 0-1 QPR – a close game with little chances for either team was settled in the second half, a long punt forward by their goalkeeper caught out our defensive line for their striker to run through and nod over our onrushing goalkeeper. The rest of the game passed without many chances for either side. Bailey Gamble struck two efforts over when well placed and Nathan Cole struck a left foot volley just over the bar.

Chelsea Truro 3-2 PAFC SP – this was our first league game and we were leading 2-1 with goals from Ewan Morgan and Caleb Summerfield. It was a very even game, we saved a penalty but Truro levelled with a highly controversial goal. It looked five yards offside, the assistant put his flag up but the referee said his instincts told him it was a goal. We failed to recover from the perceived injustice and conceded a late goal to lose the game.

PAFC SC 2-2 Swindon – scored two good goals through Nathan Cole’s looping header and Harvey Tomlinson notched with a calm finish after good inter-play, but head coach Lee Britchford felt his players were not quote reaching the standards they are capable of achieving.

Crystal Palace 3-2 PAFC SP – 1-0 ahead at half-time thanks to a goal from Jack Rhead but Palace hit back with two quickfire goals early in the second period, and then a dubious penalty. Jamie Roberts reduced the arrears from a set-piece but no time for an equaliser against a very strong Palace outfit.

PAFC Cornwall 0-1 Portsmouth –  A close game played in the right way in difficult conditions for both sets of players. Argyle started strongly with numerous chances created but Portsmouth had a good spell mid way through the first half. Portsmouth scored straight from a corner to take the lead at half time. The second half was again mainly dominated by Argyle with Portsmouth only managing to create a couple of chances. Argyle pretty much did everything they possibly could to get back in the game but just couldn’t finish the chances they were creating with Portsmouth holding on for the win. Ove all, a fantastic first game with loads of positives to take into the next game and Will Mackmeikan the stand-out performer for Plymouth Argyle.

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