IF a week is a long time in politics, four days is an age in football.On Saturday, Conor Hourihane was on a low after shanking a last-minute chance to earn the Pilgrims a Sky Bet League 2 point at Bristol Rovers; on Tuesday, the Argyle skipper was on a high after firing home a comparable opportunity to give his team a 1-0 win.
“I was disappointed at not finishing in the last minute against Bristol Rovers,” said Conor. “It was quite a similar technique, really – it kind of fell the same way. I stuck my foot through it and luckily it went in and got us the three points, which everyone’s very pleased about.
“It was a good strike. I’d like to see it again because it happened so quick. Like I say, what went through my mind was that it was very similar to Bristol Rovers. I’ll take one out of two.”
The 48th-minute goal came in front of a 600-plus contingent of the Green Army and Conor said: “To be at that end and for it to be the winning goal was fabulous. It makes it a little bit extra special.”
The Pilgrims now face League 2 top two inside four days at Home Park: Scunthorpe United, on Saturday; and Chesterfield, the following Tuesday.
“It’s something we are all looking forward to,” said Conor. “Off the back of a big win against Morecambe at home, we are going in full of confidence.”