Defence Looking Foward

CURTIS Nelson praised Argyle's ability in attack, after the Pilgrims went two goals up within the first 12 minutes at Home Park, thanks to goals from Graham Carey and Craig Tanner.

Argyle kept a clean sheet to extend their lead at the top of the league, with the Pilgrims looking comfortable against a side who had scored the most goals out of any team in the top four divisions, before they were halted by a confident Argyle side. 

"We did score quite early; it's never a bad thing," said Curtis. "When you go 2-0 up early doors, it gives you a little bit more pressure to see the game out because you have got a longer way to go, but we did that and got the three points. 

"He has got a lot of ability, you can't take that away from him," said Curtis, of Graham, who also won the PFA Fans' League 2 Player Of The Month. "The goal he scored today was brilliant. I was right behind it and I was thinking it was a goal as soon as it left his foot. He's shown what he can do. 

"We played well as a team and I thought we did well as a team. Graham and Craig got the goals today but we had quite a few chances, it could have been anyone. But it's good to get the three points. 

"It has shown that we are passing the ball, I think that's what we work on. Every team wants to work on passing the ball and playing pretty football as it is. But we know if that's not the case and if a team counter-acts that we know what we have got to do to win the game." 

Craig Tanner scored an impressive curling effort in the 12th minute, to put Argyle two goals to the good. 

"He's been brilliant," said Curtis. "He hasn't played every single game. He's been coming on and he's had a few games starting. He has got a great attitude and he has got ability as well and you can't take that away from him. He's a good pro. He works hard. 

"That's what we've got up front this year we've got people that score goals. Today we had Tanner and Graham, but before them we have had Brunty scoring and Reuben, Jake or whoever. The whole attacking force has got goals in them.

"[Morecambe] did put us under pressure, Morecambe came out, they have scored the most goals in the league this year. I think we have got to take the positives that we kept a clean sheet. It was always going to be a tough game, we knew that but I think we dealt with it quite well. 

"I know they had a couple [of chances] and Luke has had to come out for a few things. But we will watch it back and analyse it. We have got two cup games in a row then get back to the league after that. But we have the two cup games first."