Strange Says Skipper
17th November 2013
PRESTON and Arsenal have had their Invincibles: now meet the Argyle Indefatigables.Twice recently, Argyle have scored in the last minutes of matches to claim six valuable Sky Bet League 2 points.
On Saturday, they battled against their own ineffectiveness as well opponents York City to come from behind, finish strongly, and nearly nick another late victory.
Toppie Obadeyi levelled Ryan Bowman’s opener inside ten early second-half minutes, after a fine first-half display from Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick.
“It was a strange game,” admitted captain Conor Hourihane, “Very strange. For 70 minutes, we just didn’t get going whatsoever, all over the pitch. It wasn’t good, to be honest.
“I can’t put my finger on it because we have never had that this season before.
“It was probably the worst we have played all season, but we definitely finished strong and we got there in the end.
“Luke kept us in it big time – credit to him – and, if you keep going in football, sometimes you get your rewards. We got a chance and, luckily, Top put it away.
“If I’m being honest, I think we should have nicked it. We had good chances, in the second half especially; in the first half, we probably weren’t great but, in the second half, we had the better chances and the better of the possession.
“It shows the character in the squad. We’ve had two 0-0s and two late wins, which shows great character, to come back from 1-0 down shows more character; and it shows even bigger character when we really didn’t play well.
“So credit to the lads, and credit to Top who came on and made a difference for us. Hopefully it will stand us in good stead.”