All About Finishing

YOU would have to go a long way to see a better finish than the goal that gave Argyle three Sky Bet League 2 points at Wycombe.

Conor Hourihane’s perfect volley of a dropping ball, angled across opposition goalkeeper Matt Ingram with power and precision, was a deserving match-winner of which another Irish international midfielder of an older vintage might well have been proud.

“I am very pleased; it was a great finish,” said Argyle manager John Sheridan. “He’s got that in his locker. Usually, when he’s in and around that area, he hits the target.

“When you score the first goal, you defend better because you’ve got something to hang on to and we’ve done that – full credit to the players.

“[Wycombe] had one or two corners towards the end and one or two crosses but I felt comfortable for most of the game. I think it was just about getting that first goal.”

When the Pilgrims get their nose in front, they are very rarely headed, and so it proved as the victory put them level on points with seventh-placed Southend United.

John said: “We’ve proved that over the season and, if we can continue that…we have just got to try and win the next game and see where that takes us.”