The Whole Point

PAUL Wotton does not care how Argyle get their victories, as long as they get them...

...and believes the 3-2 win over Northampton Town might be one of the team’s most valuable of the season.

The Greens dominated the first half of the Sky Bet League 2 fixture against Northampton and went into the break 2-0 up, thanks to Peter Hartley’s header from a corner and Andy Kellett’s first Argyle goal - a stunning individual run, capped off by a composed finished inside the area.

“I would not say we were cruising, but we were keeping Northampton at bay and keeping good shape, looking good on the break,” said Wotton.

Lewis Alessandra appeared to have put the game beyond doubt with his strike in the 62nd minute, but goals late on from Ivan Toney and Stewart Murdoch had the Cobblers in with a shout of stealing a draw.

“We are disappointed with (Northampton's) first goal. The second goal is a wonder-strike, and then injury time was a bit dramatic,” said Paul.

“They are a big strong team and they are throwing things in the box, with (Ben) Tozer’s long throw. We could not get out of the box.”

Argyle held on to secure a win that takes them to fifth in the table, and Wotton knows that getting back to the south west with three points to show for it is what matters most, even if the victory was in doubt towards the game’s end.

He said: “We should have seen the game off easier than it was, but it is an away win, and it is three valuable points that sets us on the road.

“There are positives, and the bottom line is that it is three points away from home. It should have been more comfortable than it was, but it was not.

“At the end of the day, when you wake up tomorrow and read the paper, it will say that we have won the game.”