ANOTHER week and another good workout for John Sheridan and his side as they prepare for the new Sky Bet League 2 campaign.After last Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Milton Keynes, this weekend saw a 2-1 defeat against Championship outfit Yeovil, and a performance which showed encouraging signs as the countdown to the new season enters its final week.
“It was very encouraging,” emphasised the gaffer, “I was very pleased.
“I like to win every game, so obviously the result was disappointing, but other than ten or fifteen minutes in the game I was really pleased.
"I thought we matched them in most department and was very encouraged with what I saw.
“We started the game very well. The keeper’s made one or two saves and we’ve had opportunities to score goals.
"If you score a goal when you’re on top and then the momentum’s in your favour.
“I was disappointed to concede the way we did, and then you get a bit downbeat, because you think you should be two up. But that’s full credit to Yeovil because they were patient and moved the ball really well.
“I knew it would be a good test for us. I felt we were a bit naïve; we were dropping too deep and inviting them to keep the ball a little bit.
“I told them at half time to step up ten or fifteen yards and don’t be worried about the ball in behind, just stop them from dictating the game.
"In the second half, I was really pleased with the way we went about our game.”
Argyle took the game to the Somerset side from the off, and despite a quickfire pair of goals from James Hayter and Paddy Madden, Argyle hit back with a consolation goal from Tyler Harvey after the break.
Harvey took the field at half time, replacing Marvin Morgan, and capped a lively display with The Pilgrims’ only goal.
“He’s a good finisher,” said John, “He’s composed and he did well for the goal.
"It was a good interchange of passing for the goal with Youngy, and Tyler just got across the near post. It was a side foot and a good finish.”