AFTER another afternoon where his Argyle side largely dominated proceedings but ultimately came up short......losing 1-0 to Wycombe Wanderers at Home Park, manager Carl Fletcher had one main word to sum up his feelings.
“Frustrating,” he said. “It’s disappointing not to get a result because we’ve been on a good run and should have got a lot more.
“We dominated about 90% of the game. [Wycombe] had one chance and scored, and we didn’t score. That was about it.
“In everything apart from the final third, we dominated and were really good.
“The lads’ effort and work-rate was great, but we didn’t put the ball in the back of the net. We dominated start to finish, but couldn’t get that goal.
“We could have been 3-0 up after eight minutes. Just that lack of quality in the final third that eluded us. That’s the make-or-break area. All the good players, at the top level, can do it in that area.
“It’s disappointing not to get a goal from our dominance. Even after the goal, we had enough chances and enough possession to get back in the game. We just didn’t get the goal the rest of the game deserved.
The defeat leaves Argyle at the wrong end of the table, leaving Fletch to reflect: “On performances, we shouldn’t be anywhere near where we are, but you deal with the situation that’s thrown at you.”
Carl threw on forwards Warren Feeney and Rhys Griffiths, as well as returning midfielder Mark Molesley, in a bid to snatch a goal, but it was not enough.
Included in those removed was Boxing Day goal hero Tyler Harvey, who picked up a knock.
“We needed to freshen it up,” said Carl. “If you are not producing something in a game, you look to try and change it to try and get back into it. That’s why you have substitutes.
“Tyler felt his calf. Tyler came off because he was injured.”