Football's Biggest Truism

THE biggest truism in football is haunting Argyle: goals win games.

A fourth goal-less display in the last five matches in Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Northampton is making life tough for the Pilgrims, who are now bottom of npower League 2 with 13 matches left to play this season.

The display at Sixfields was a big improvement on the previous weekend’s 1-0 home loss to Oxford, but the result was worryingly the same.

Manager John Sheridan said: “We performed a lot better than we did last week, but – I can talk all I want – there were still no goals from us.

“That’s the problem – we’re not scoring goals.

“We’re defending as a unit and we’re defending well – we’re working hard for each other – but we’re not scoring goals and, if we’re not scoring, we’re not going to win anything.

“I’m sick of saying it – people have got to have that desire and hunger to try to score goals.

“We’re in a scrap, but we have to be realistic – we have got to look at how we are going to try and create more chances and score goals to win games, and try to get it right quickly.”