An Outsider's View

ARGYLE’S latest signing, Mark Molesley, could not believe he did not make a winning start to his Pilgrims’ career.

Mark, 31, made his Argyle debut in Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Chesterfield after just one training session with his new team-mates.

Like most people at Home Park, Mark was at a loss to explain how the Pilgrims failed to come away with three points.

He said: “I’m a bit of an outsider and, looking from an outside point of view, we dominated that game – we did more than enough to win – and we’ve been kicked in the teeth, really.

“In the first half, I lost count of the amount of corners and the pressure we had on the goal. If one of those goes in, it changes the whole complexion of the game but you know what football is like – it can kick you in the teeth.

“If we don’t get that goal, there’s always that worry they can get down the other end and nick one, and that’s what they did.

“Then they just dug in, made it difficult for us, and held on for the three points.

“On reflection of the game, the possession and the chances we created, we did enough to win two or three games.”

Despite the defeat, which extended the Pilgrims’ winless league run to seven matches, Mark is convinced that he will soon be part of a Plymouth revival.

“Sometimes things don’t quite go for you, but it’s up to us, as players, to make it happen,” he said, “and I’m sure we will if we keep on applying ourselves like we did today.

“We were on the first foot, we pressurised them, and we created lots of chances. If we carry on like that, the tide will definitely turn for us.

“We will win more games than we lose, certainly.”

Mark did not find out about Argyle’s interest in him until late last week, and Saturday’s match was his first senior appearance of the season.

He said: “I had a short loan spell at Aldershot last year and I came here at the end of last season, so, when I realised a club of Plymouth’s stature were interested, I jumped at the chance.

“I’m delighted to be here and have the opportunity to play for such a big club.

“I enjoyed the game, but I feel gutted about the result.

“After you’ve dominated a game and come off losing, you are going to be disappointed but we’ll take the disappointments, reflect on them, and come back stronger for it.

“The good thing about football is [you get] one win and everything turns around, so we’ll be doing everything we can to get that.”