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Wycombe v Argyle - Reasons to Be Cheerful

11 September 2015

AHEAD of Argyle's trip to Wycombe on Saturday, Haden Tye takes a look at why we ought to be optimistic...

Revenge...
 
Visiting Wycombe will bring back some tough memories for the Green Army, as it is where Argyle's promotion hopes ended last season when they lost 2-1 in the second leg of the Sky Bet League 2 play-off semi-finals. With several members of that team still playing for the Pilgrims, they will undoubtedly try to right last year's wrongs as they return to Adams Park, giving our own Adams - Derek - the perfect team-talk.
 
We've done it before...
 
Before the play-off semi-final defeat at Adams Park, Argyle's previous two journeys to Wycombe had been successes. Conor Hourihane scored the winning goal for Argyle two seasons ago in a 1-0 win, and last season's League 2 fixture saw Lewis Alessandra and Peter Hartley net for the Pilgrims in a 2-0 victory.
 
Leapfrog...
 
With Wycombe Wanderers in second place in the league and Argyle in third, the Pilgrims will have the chance to finish Saturday ahead of the Chairboys if they come out victorious at Adams Park. Wycombe have 14 points after winning four times and drawing twice, whilst Argyle have 12 points, having won four and lost two. Gareth Ainsworth’s side are one of only three League 2 sides that are still unbeaten this season - if the Pilgrims were to put an end to that run, it would be the perfect reply to last season's play-off defeat.
 
Happy Memories...
 
Argyle have had some impressive away-day victories on September 12 in the past, including beating Portsmouth at Fratton Park on two occasions. In 1962, Argyle won 2-0 against Pompey, with Jimmy McAearney and Alex Jackson scoring Argyle's goals. Saturday will be 26 years to the day that Argyle recorded their second September 12 away victory at Fratton Park in 1989. On that occasion, Tommy Tynan scored twice and Andy Thomas netted one as the Pilgrims brought the points back to Home Park.

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