A CLOSE miss led to Dominic Blizzard’s picture-perfect winner in the Pilgrims’ Sky-televised victory at Luton.The 28-year-old midfielder had a sighter at goal which flashed the wrong side of the post shortly before taking the ball past his marker, round two defenders, and stroking it past Hatters’ goalkeeper Mark Tyler to earn Argyle a 1-0 Sky Bet League 2 win.
“I just tried to shimmy the guy and he kind of let me inside,” said Dom, of the build-up to his winner. “When he gave me the space, I could see my way through a couple of players. I hit it quite early.
“Maybe I wouldn’t have tried to dribble through if I’d scored with my first one – this week, I’ve been doing a bit of finishing like that so I felt confident enough to take that on – so I thought I’d have a touch.”
The goal, allied to a disciplined team performance, was enough to secure a first away win of the season for the Pilgrims after defeats at Cambridge and Bury.
“There are things to work on but it’s much better than our previous two away performances where we looked a little bit like we would concede goals,” said Dom.
“We were out of the game at Bury within 15 minutes, which was really disappointing, so it was good that we kept it solid. Maybe we gave away a few too many chances early on but, in the second half, we looked really solid.
“It was bit of a dogged game. I think we could have kept the ball and passed it a lot better, especially in the first half. We had to grind it out but [Luton] is a difficult place – I don’t think too many teams will come here and get the three points.”