Bob Up and Down

ARGYLE’S refusal to accept nothing less than a victory against Cambridge United was personified by Bobby Reid’s display in the Pilgrims' midfield.

The on-loan Bristol City playmaker has made himself a fan favourite at Home Park by his ability to pick apart defences and advance downfield with the ball, but the 22-year old, like many of his teammates, found things a little tougher in their fixture against the Us.

Bobby was unable to take the game by the scruff of the neck and saw many of his passes go astray during the match, but refused to shy away from the task of leading the Greens to victory. His powerful strike in the 81st minute forced a save from Chris Dunn that only guided the ball towards substitute Ryan Brunt, who tapped in from close range.

Lewis Alessandra’s 11th goal of the season three minutes later ensured a trio of successive victory’s for Sheridan’s side, and the boss heaped praise on Bobby’s ability to keep his head up and make a telling contribution to the match.

“It is a great save from the keeper from Bobby’s shot,” said John. “He’s hit a great strike for the keeper to save it, and Brunty’s in the right place and does what a striker does. It’s a good strike from Bobby and he’s made the goal himself by taking a chance.

“Bobby wasn’t having a great game, but the big thing for Bobby – and I told him even at Hartlepool, where I thought he played poorly, and he admitted that himself – the sign of a good player is you never hide, and you keep going and going.

“He is not someone who is going to win tackles or headers, but he was intercepting things, and he drove us on. I really do believe he drove us on.”