Ahead of the Game - Shake It Up
AFTER Reuben Reid wrote his name into Argyle folklore by scoring the first ever away hat-trick in our 3-1 win against local rivals Exeter City at St James Park...
...attention now turns to another hugely significant tie in the promotion race with the Greens set to entertain David Flitcroft’s Bury at Home Park, on Saturday.
John Sheridan’s in-form Pilgrims and the Shakers both sit on 52 points in Sky Bet League 2 with a win for either side potentially seeing them rise to as high as 4th – just one place outside the automatic promotion spots.
Flitcroft’s side come into this match off the back of a 1-0 win over bottom-of-the-league Hartlepool, with Andy Tutte’s 75th-minute winner seeing them climb back into the play-off spots.
The last time the Greens and Bury met in the league it ended in a 2-1 victory for the latter with Reuben Reid's 66th-minute penalty failing to ignite a revival as two goals inside the first 15 minutes from Tom Soares and Danny Rose were enough to secure the points, at Gigg Lane.
However, Argyle come into this one with the positive omens of not conceding a home goal this month and beating Flitcroft’s side with the same score-line last time out at the Theatre of Greens – with goals from former Pilgrim Caolan Lavery and Reuben sealing the win.
Bury have won just five out of their 16 away games this season; a run on which the Pilgrims will be looking to capitalise on as they search for their fifth successive win.
An Argyle XI will travel to Willand Rovers on Wednesday night in the semi final of the Edenvale Turf Ltd Devon St Lukes Challenge Cup. Willand play in the Toolstation Western League, in step 5 of the non-league system. The game kicks off at 7.30pm at the Stan Robinson Stadium, Willand.