It's Getting Better All The Time

ONE of the impressive features of Argyle’s start to the season has been the way they have improved as games have gone.

Prior to last weekend’s 0-0 draw at Plainmoor – in which they were again dominant after the interval – the Pilgrims had comeback to ‘win’ the second half of three successive matches.

Conversely, in the six games since the Pilgrims dumped Portsmouth out of the Capital One Cup 3-0, Argyle have failed to take the lead.

Manager Carl Fletcher has no qualms about being ‘second-best’.

“It’s not a major issue,” he said. “We’ve got people that can score goals but you’ve got 11 other players out there trying to stop you from doing that.

“In an ideal world, you go out and score first but, if you don’t, then there’s no reason to panic. You’ve still got a long time in the game to do whatever you need to do.

“Football matches don’t always go the way you want them to: sometimes they go perfectly and everything goes right; other times they don’t go right at all; and other times it changes throughout the game.

“That’s where you have to be adaptable and change and do things a different way.

“You just have to keep working what you’re trying to do and do things the right way and eventually it will work out for you.”