19th March 2014
JOHN Sheridan was eager for his players to take the plaudits following Tuesday’s 2-1 triumph against Chesterfield.The Pilgrims outplayed the Sky Bet League 2 leaders for large periods of the game and their attacking threat paid off in the 28th minute when Reuben Reid rifled home in-off the far post.
The visiting Spirites retained possession well and gave the Greens’ defence much to think about at times, but it took a deflected 57th-minute shot from Ritchie Humphreys to draw them level. However, Reuben bagged himself a brace just a minute later – a spectacular strike after he found room on the edge of the box.
The double sent Argyle into the League 2 play-off positions and topped off another excellent team performance from all involved, as the Pilgrims’ manager was eager to point afterwards.
“[Reuben]’s scored the goals that have won us the game, so he’ll get all the plaudits,” said John, “but it was a very good team performance.
“It’s the players that deserve all the credit,” he said. “They take a bit of grief when they get beat, so they deserve praise tonight.
“It was a great performance. There was a great desire and work-ethic to get the points that we were after. I thought we battled when we had to battle. We created a lot of chances and should have scored more goals.”
“We were always lively on the break, with lots of pace, and when we had to defend, we defended. There were a couple of balls that came across the box, but we created all the big opportunities.
“We were well-deserved winners. I thought we looked a fit team, again, with a never-say-die attitude, and we kept going, like we have a few times this season.”