Hit By, Struck By

JOHN Sheridan has classed the way his Argyle side conceded a last-gasp winner to Stevenage as “criminal,” after performing admirably to try and take something from the game.

The Pilgrims saw their 89 minutes of hard work and defensive solidity undone when Graham Westley’s side managed to launch a counter attack from Argyle’s own corner kick. A clearance from the set piece fell to the feet of Bruno Andrade, who rushed beyond a fatigued defence to inflict the ultimate punishment on the error from the Greens.

Sheridan simply could not believe that his team managed to concede a goal under those circumstances, with his disappointment only exaggerated by the fact that their strong showing up until the goal was denied the right rewards.

“The criminal thing about it is that it’s from our corner. It’s pathetic,” said John.

“You can’t just switch off – it’s from our corner, so it is criminal how they end up scoring a goal from it, and that’s just about people talking and being switched on. 

“Usually when you have a corner it will come out, and you’re lucky if you score. Most of the time it comes out so you have to be ready for it. It’s spoiled what I thought was a decent performance.

“You can’t do that, and it’s criminal, the way we’ve conceded the goal.”