A Pressing Matter

TWO early, terrific goals helped Argyle cruise to a 2-0 victory against Morecambe, and Derek Adams executed their game-plan in attack, as well as in defence.

It took just 69 seconds of football for the Greens to break the deadlock, as Graham Carey curled in his sixth goal of the season from the edge of the area. 

Tanner repeated the feat with an equally excellent effort ten minutes later, as the Pilgrims raced out to an early lead that the Shrimps rarely looked like threatening. 

“I think it’s important that sometimes you score early in the game,” said Derek. “Today, Graham Carey and Craig Tanner had two excellent strikes with their left foot.

“Tanner and Carey are capable of doing that. When you have players [like that] in your team, then you’ve got the opportunity to score goals. We’ve got that creative spark in the team, a hardness in the side to not concede a goal, and I think that’s important. 

“We were able to stop the players that were capable of doing damage to us, and we always know that we’ve got players in our team that are able to be creative and score goals against the opposition.”

A tactical strategy worked on diligently in the days before the fixture proved just the ticket at Home Park, as a free-scoring Morecambe side were nullified by Argyle’s energy, precision and determination throughout the game. 

“We didn’t settle for 2-0,” said Adams. “We tried to score more goals, but we were always wary of Morecambe on the counter attack, because they’ve shown this season that they can score goals.

“I thought that we dealt well with that. We passed the ball really well, we kept possession, and we worked on that during the week. 

“We worked in training on Thursday on one-and-two-touch; about moving the ball quickly against Morecambe, because we knew that would cause them problems. It worked out well for us. 

“Overall, it’s another very good performance, another clean sheet, we’re scoring goals, creating chances, and we’re delighted with the win.”