CARL Fletcher paid tribute to Pilgrims’ goalkeeper Rene Martin after a stunning display by the big Irishman in Argyle’s 1-1 draw at Accrington.Reg, as he is known in the Home Park dressing-room, made half-a-dozen top quality stops to keep the home side at bay and help earn Argyle a point from a fourth successive game unbeaten.
“He did well today,” said Fletch.
“He’s got a big frame and he’s a big presence. With most of them, I’d expect him to save, but he pulled a couple of good ones out. That’s what he’s there to do.
“It was skiddy and it was wet and things were bouncing off. We had four or five people around him as well, putting their bodies on the line to keep the ball out of the goal.”
Fletch also had words of praise for the Accrington groundstaff, who pulled out all the stops to ensure that the match was one of only two League 2 games to thwart the wet weekend weather.
He said: “It was excellent work from their groundstaff and everyone involved to get [the match] going ahead.
“The pitch was fine. It was wet and not ideal, but we were really pleased the game got the go-ahead.”
Attention now turns to Home Park and the Boxing Day 1pm showdown with Torquay United.
“We’re really looking forward to it - we should have a big crowd there,” said Fletch, whose side then face improving Wycombe at Home Park three days later.
“We’ve got two home games now and looking to get some good, positive results.”