Sheridan's Pools Win

JOHN Sheridan was delighted to see his Argyle side get back on track with a 2-0 win over Hartlepool United.

Coming off of two consecutive defeats, including their first home loss of the season against Wycombe Wanderers, Sheridan’s Greens returned to Home Park desperate for three points – and after a strong start, Argyle got their breakthrough after 14 minutes.
After becoming a father earlier in the week, Marvin Morgan celebrated in the best way possible, providing an excellent turn and finish from inside the area. In a game that the Pilgrims dominated, second-half substitute Nathan Thomas put the game beyond doubt thirteen minutes from time, breaking Hartlepool’s offside trap and coolly slotting home.
The comfortable victory was a breath of fresh air for fans, players and manager alike, and the gaffer knows the importance of the result:
“After two defeats, to come back with a win is good,” said John. “Three points is the most important thing; obviously a good performance is good when you can get one.
“I thought we started okay. We obviously get a good goal, and then I thought the game was there to go on and get a second goal and make the game a bit easier.
“I was happy with the second half – obviously not with the injuries that we picked up. It does not really concern me who scores the goals. I think it was just important that we got back to winning ways, stay in the pack and get three points.
“Now we have got to go to Accrington – again, another tough game – but it is a game I believe we can win.
“It is always good to keep a clean sheet. Luke’s made a good save just before half time. I do not think he got bothered too much, even though one or two players have come in: Ben (Purrington) has come in, Carl (McHugh) came in at centre half, and I thought he looked really composed when he went there. I thought Dom Blizzard was excellent today."
John also picked out the performance of Thomas - who came on at the start of the second half for the injured Reuben Reid – applauding his ability to not just take his scoring opportunity, but also take his chance to show what he can do in front of the Home Park faithful.
Said John: “It was a good finish, and he is a good finisher. He has got that confidence in him, and he kicks the ball with pace.
“They all want to do well, I want to do well, and I think we are all coming from the same boat.
“I think all the players will tell you I appreciate every one of them. I even said to them the other day that my hardest job as a manager is picking the team. I can only pick 11.
“I expect then to be upset and I expect them to be grumpy – if they did not, I probably would not want them in the team.
“I am pleased for the two lads who scored. Hopefully it will give them that boost now.”