No Certainties

ARGYLE’S 2-1 Sky Bet League 2 victory at Dagenham & Redbridge not only extended their hosts’ winless eight-game run against the Pilgrims since becoming a Football League club also re-ignited Green hopes of pinching a play-off place.

Manager John Sheridan acknowledged that his side are still some way off securing their Football League status after breaking the 40-point barrier at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Stadium, but is looking up, rather than down, the division.

“I’ve mentioned the play-offs and I’ll keep mentioning them until we can’t get in them,” said John, after goals from Reuben Reid and Lewi Alessandra secured three more points.

“Forty-two points isn’t enough, but I try to l look at the other end of the table. I still think there is going to be someone who comes out of the pack and gets in the top seven, so why can’t it be Plymouth?”

The win was all the more satisfying for its coming a week after a 4-0 home defeat by York City.

John said: “For us to come away after getting beat last week – everyone was a bit down, and that’s understandable – gives everyone a bit of a lift.

“We have shown a bit of character throughout the season. Give the players a pat on the back – it’s them that go out on the pitch.

“We were lively and could have made the game a lot easier than it was but we’ve won the game. The second half was scrappy but, like I say, it was a good team performance.”