IT is destined to go down in folklore as one of the great Argyle saves.Jake Cole’s toe-end of Junior Brown’s point-blank goalscoring chance just before the interval of the Pilgrims’ 2-1 win over Fleetwood was a real jaw-dropper.
Set up by team-mate Jamie Maguire’s pluperfect cross from the left, Brown was in the clear, a couple of yards from goal, and touched the ball goalwards.
However, Cole’s heroics maintained the Pilgrims’ two-goal lead and, so reckons defender Paul Wotton, was equally as important as either goal.
“Coley’s save in the first half won us the game,” he said. “I don’t know how he saved it, to be honest.”
Well, let the man himself tell you. Modestly, of course.
“It was a really good delivery,” he said. “I thought, from a striker’s point of view, [Brown] should have headed it but he cleverly tried to chest it down and I’ve reacted and thrown my leg at it.
“It managed to come off my toe and go over the bar. It was a reaction save.
“I was very pleased with the timing of it because it was just before half-time and it was important in keeping us at 2-0.”