ARGYLE'S 11th win of a so far superb season was a clean sheet against the league’s top goal scorers, Morecambe.
This fact, as well as the win, leaves the squad sky high in confidence, according to goalkeeper Luke McCormick.
McCormick was pleased with the win, which takes the Pilgrims five points clear at the top of the table. The clean sheet is the icing on the cake. “It’s what we strive for before the game as a defensive unit," said Luke. We work long and hard all week to make sure the ball stays out of the net, so it’s very rewarding when you can accomplish that on a Saturday.”
Morecambe visited Home Park, possibly thinking they would have no trouble finding the back of the net but failed to score in a game dominated by the Greens. The Shrimps have an impressive goal scoring record leaving them the league’s top goal scorers but are also inconsistent with the league’s joint highest goals conceded tally.
“They’ve [Morecambe] obviously scored lots of goals this season," said Luke, "so it’s a big pat on the back for the lads[to keep a clean sheet]. Not just the defence really, because everyone is involved. That’s the first thing: to keep the ball out of the net and we believe we’ll always score so it’s been a good day at the office.”
Keeping the winning momentum going is something that’s talked about regularly by the manager, Derek Adams, so for his side to that run going is important. The win keeps the morale in the camp high.
“The place is full of confidence," said Luke.
“The win keeps us top and creates a bit of a gap. The fans were fantastic and the confidence is sky high.”