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Argyle fans miss away game thanks to 'Easter chaos'

Traffic chaos causes football misery Credit: twitter/@paul_mcdonnell1

Plymouth Argyle fans spent as long as 17 hours on the road without seeing a minute of football because of traffic "chaos."

The team were away to Morecambe on Good Friday, some 330 miles away.

The match was delayed by half an hour after fans travelling to the game ground to a halt in miles of tailbacks on the M6.

But many fans still missed the game as their coaches were turned back before reaching the Globe Arena.

The club described events as "heartbreaking" and said it could easily have been prevented. They've promised a thorough review.

It made no sense to schedule a fixture which involves a 660-mile round-trip for Plymouth-based Argyle supporters – and many of our fans will have had to travel even further – for one of the busiest weekends of the year.

– Plymouth Argyle Spokesperson
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Argyle sign new player on 28-day emergency loan

Jamille Mat will wear the no. 19 shirt during his time with the Pilgrims. Credit: Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle have signed high goal-scorer Jamille Matt on an emergency loan from Fleetwood Town.

The 6ft1 Jamaica-born forward has had his share of ups and downs, missing the whole 2014/2015 season with a serious injury, but he has since bounced back for Fleetwood, and will be with the Pilgrims for 28 days.


Football: Win for Torquay, but Exeter City not so lucky

In tonight's football, it was honours even in the West Country derby at Huish Park, where Yeovil and Plymouth Argyle finished goal-less.

Elsewhere,Paul Tisdale's 500th game in charge of Exeter City has ended in disappointment. The Grecians lost 4-1 at home to Oxford. Alex Nicholls scored Exeter's consolation.

A mixed bag of results for the West teams. Credit: ITV West Country

But it's back-to-back wins for Torquay United in the National League. The Gulls have beaten fellow strugglers Welling 2-0 at Plainmoor.

Nathan Smith and Iffy Allen with the goals in the second half.



Football chairman comes to aid of disabled fan

James Brent Credit: ITV News

The Plymouth Argyle chairman came to the aid of a disabled fan who suffered a fit during the team's match on Saturday.

James Brent rushed to help after the boy fell ill in the second half of the game, away to Dagenham and Redbridge.

Following the kind-hearted act, Chris Webb, club president, took to social media to tell the story.

Chris Webb posted this touching story on Twitter Credit: Chris Webb
Chris Webb posted this touching story on Twitter

Mr Brent declined to comment, saying the matter was a “private medical matter”.

Striker Ryan Brunt grabbed a last-minute equaliser for Argyle as they drew 1-1 with Dagenham at Victoria Road.

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