Cured Willo

ARGYLE manager Carl Fletcher was pleased with the way his Pilgrims dealt with Exeter’s dangerous attacking triumvirate in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at St James’ Park.

Jamie Cureton and John O’Flynn, who had scored 10 of City’s 12 previous goals between them in, were kept quiet, as was former Pilgrim Alan Gow.

Mind you, Cureton, npower League 2’s leading scorer, missed a wonderful chance to notch his 16th goal of the season just after half-time.

He shot wide after seizing on a misplaced header from interval substitute Robbie Williams, who was playing his first game for two and a half months.

“He’s been out that long, I think he forgot what colour we play in,” joked Fletch.

“Once he got through it, he was alright, and it was pleasing to have him on there towards the end, with his experience.

“You miss a chance, and things like that can change a game. We were on top at the time, on top in the second half, and on top when we got the goal.

“[Cureton]’s been in the lethal form this season and is always a danger, as are Gow and O’Flynn. They are bright players and have got good technique.

“I thought we dealt with Gow quite well. We asked Conor [Hourihane] to be a bit more disciplined today in where he played and what he had to do when he didn’t have the ball.

“He did it well, and that showed in the fact that they brought Gowser off.”