OUR regular glance at why we should be optimistic looks at goalscoring patterns and strong home records, as we face Dagenham & Redbridge at Home park...
Six Not Out
Argyle have met Dagenham & Redbridge at Home Park on six different occasions, and the Pilgrims have never lost. Three of those games have been Argyle wins, and three of those games have been draws. The Pilgrims won 2-1 at Home Park in 2010, with Craig Noone and Rory Patterson scoring for Argyle. 2013 saw Reuben Reid and Luke Young score against Dagenham in a 2-1 victory, and then in 2014 Reuben Reid scored twice and Bobby Reid scored once in a 3-0 win.
Feed the Reid
Reuben Reid has scored four goals against Dagenham & Redbridge, on three different occasions. Argyle’s number nine bagged once against Dagenham in November 2013 and repeated the dose again in the same season in February 2014. Then, in December 2014, Reid grabbed a double for the Pilgrims, along with his name-sake Bobby Reid, in a 3-0 home win. If he is passed fit this Saturday, Daggers beware.
Dagenham & Redbridge have already been relegated and will play their football in the National League next season. With a team that have nothing to play for and may consider playing some of their less experienced players, you would fancy the Pilgrims to take the game to the Daggers.
Argyle have won their last two games on the road, with the Pilgrims coming from behind to beat Portsmouth late on in spectacular fashion. Argyle have a habit of scoring in the second-half of games at the minute, though. Six of Argyle’s last seven goals have been scored in the second-half, and with every goal being vital at this stage of the season, Argyle’s dominance in the latter stages of games could be all important.