Hard Graft

JOSH Simpson hailed Argyle’s ability to graft out a gutsy performance against Notts County that ensured them a 2-0 victory.

Simpson once against started as the Greens’ continued their superb start to the 2015-16 season, courtesy of goals either side of half-time from Reuben Reid. 

The win was also thanks to a resolute defensive display to handle a sustained spell of County pressure, but Josh and his teammates were up for the expected challenge at Meadow Lane.

“It was a really tough game today,” said Simpson. “We knew it was going to be hard, and sometimes it’s going to be like that, but we grafted. 

“Every time I’ve played here it’s always been a tough place to come, with the crowd behind them. They made it difficult for us, and it wasn’t a pretty game for us, but we got the three points, which we came here for. 

“The whole back four as a unit today were fantastic. It was really good. It just seemed like wave after wave of attacks, but we were strong. We tried to snuff their chances out and get them on the counter, which we did a few times. 

“We didn’t play as well as we would’ve liked, but sometimes you need to dig in, which we did. We grafted today, and it’s those sort of games today that are going to win you the league. 

“We get the three points we wanted and we’re top of the league, so you can’t ask for more than that. We could’ve got more, but a 2-0 win away from home, a clean sheet and three points; it was a good Sunday.”