Switching Off

ARGYLE boss John Sheridan was surprised by a rare, disappointing defensive display from his Argyle side in their defeat to Morecambe.

Kevin Ellison’s 19th-minute opener was quickly cancelled out by Argyle thanks to Peter Hartley scoring his first Greens goal.

Jamie Devitt netted the winner for the hosts in the 82nd minute, when Ellison’s miss-hit shot somehow found its way across the box to the striker.

Despite boasting a fairly impressive defensive record before the Greens’ visit to the Globe Arena, Sheridan knows that conceding twice – especially in the manner his side did against the Shrimps – will always make it an uphill task.

“You can’t concede two goals like we have today,” said John. “It is really poor on our part. People have just got to be alive to the situation.

“If you are going to concede two goals, you have to score three to win, so you can’t concede goals like we did.

“I have lost the game, so I do not really want to talk about goal we scored – I would rather reflect on the goals we have conceded, which have ended up costing us the game.

“With the second goal, he (Ellison) has miss-hit it, and full credit to the lad (Devitt); he has followed it in at the back post, but the ball should never get to there.

“We should not have lost the game. If we had to get a draw, we should have taken a point, but we switched off.”