Chipping In

GREGG Wylde hopes his superb debut goal in Argyle’s 2-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon is the first of many for all of the team’s attacking options.

The Scotsman turned out to be one of the stars of the show as the Greens kicked off the 2015-16 season with a win, but not before they navigated through a tricky opening period at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

“The first 10 or 15 minutes were tough,” said Wylde, “but we defended really well, not just as a back four, to keep the clean sheet. 

“The boys told me throughout the week that it’s quite a tight pitch, and the fans will be on you – and it was tough in the first 15 minutes.”

Gregg and the rest of the team and weathered the storm, though, and the winger put his side in front with an outstanding strike after 39 minutes, before Graham Carey doubled down with an equally exceptional goal ten minutes later.

“I just saw the build-up from the back as we passed it a few times and it went out wide,” said Wylde. 

“I was in two minds because I think it was [George] Francomb going to flick it on, but I just placed it and it’s hit the roof of the net. I’ve been crossing for Jake [Jervis] in pre-season so it’s nice to get one back!

“You can’t just rely on strikers – you have to chip in as a team. I’m just pleased to score in the first game of the season and hopefully it continues.”