A LATE equaliser for Argyle in their home game against Wimbledon looked to be a last-minute salvaging of a draw, only for the Dons to snatch a winner in stoppage time.Although Argyle manager Carl Fletcher, and everybody with a green persuasion, would have welcomed the point, he admitted that his site did not deserve to finish the game with anything.
“We let ourselves down in the first half,” said Carl. “We were disappointed with the way the game went and the way we performed.
“To be honest, we got what we deserved.
“In the second half, we went a bit more direct because we just weren’t at the races with trying to pass it.
“We kept huffing and puffing and eventually got back into the game with the penalty – or normal goal, as it turned out to be.
“And then a deflected shot into the top of the goal; that was hard to take.”
The introduction of Guy Madjo proved to be a turning-point in the game. The Cameroonian forward was brought on just before the hour mark in place of Onismor Bhasera, and immediately caused problems for Wimbledon’s defence.
It was Guy, on loan from Aldershot, whose persistence won the penalty from which Rhys Griffiths - at the second attempt – drew Argyle level.
“We left it five or ten minutes to see how we got on,” said Fletch, “but we weren’t getting any joy so we changed it and put Guy on.
“Towards the end, we had Guy, Griff, Chads up there as well and try to get forward as quick as possible. We got some half-chances, and then some good work from Guy and we got the penalty.
“Madj showed good determination to get there. It’s probably one of those that could have gone either way. Thankfully for us, it went our way.
“Griff went and grabbed the ball, and although the goalie saved it, he popped it in for his second goal, which was pleasing for us.”