Young Grecians beaten in Devon derby at Haye RoadEXETER CITY'S UNDER-18s lost in a valiant effort against top of the league Plymouth Argyle last weekend, following a 4-1 defeat at Elburton Villa's Haye Road.
Archie Collins put the Grecians in front after just ten minutes, however the Pilgrims fought back to halt the Grecians' impressive form.
Exeter came into the match on a five-match unbeaten run in the league, not having suffered a defeat since these two rivals last faced each other back in September.
And it was they who started the better, deservedly going ahead early on after Frank Rosenwald squared the ball for Collins, whose low finish gave the initiative to the away side.
Rosenwald was unlucky not to double the lead just minutes later. That sparked the hosts into life, and the equaliser came on the half-hour mark. Kavanagh Keadell was unlucky not to keep the effort out, as the ball snuck into the top corner despite the shot-stopper's best efforts.
Three minutes later and the Pilgrims took the lead after the Exeter defence were unlocked from a right wing cross, but they could have gone in level at half-time, after Toby Down's header was cleared off the line.
After the break the visitors continued to try and find a leveller, but the forceful running of the Green Army meant they scored their fourth of the match on sixty-five minutes.
Exeter continued to fight for everything despite time going against them, and Argyle were able to score once more late-on to complete the scoring.