Sending Them Wylde
CHARACTER is the trait that Gregg Wylde believes Argyle showed to their fullest as they came from behind to defeat Portsmouth 2-1.
The Greens staged an incredible fightback at Fratton Park to overturn a 1-0 deficit with less than ten minutes to play, caused my a Michael Smith header after 37 minutes. Argyle refused to lay down, though, and shortly after Jamille Matt leveled things up with a header from a corner, substitute Wylde found room in the box to fire home the winner and send the Green Army into delirium.
"It's a great time to start scoring again!" said Wylde. "I remember Graham [Carey] crossing it. I think I touched it in front of me then hit it underneath the keeper's legs, so I'll claim it.
"Sometimes it's not easy to come off the bench, and obviously I'm not happy being on the bench, but to come on and have an impact like that, I'm happy. Coming off the bench to score the winner in a Dockyard Derby is massive for the boys, and massive for the club as well. It was good to send the supporters home happy tonight.
"After the defeats we've had, hopefully this is the start of the next four games that we can go and try and win. It's a win for us, and hopefully we can continue that on Tuesday. We're in tomorrow morning, we regroup, and we'll be ready for Tuesday."
After coming out on the wrong end of plenty of recent results despite positive displays, Gregg and the rest of the squad did not let their heads drop after going behind against Pompey. Argyle stood up to the test and recorded one of their biggest victories of the season, leaving them a point outside Sky Bet League 2's automatic places with four games to go.
"It just shows you the character of that team in that dressing room," said Gregg. "We trained Monday to Friday very, very hard, and off the pitch as well we're quite close together. We know when we don't play well and we know when we do play well.
"Like the gaffer says, we needed to come away from here with three points; that's the most important thing. If we don't play well or we do play well, it's the win we need at this time of the season.
"Sometimes you play well and don't win. In some patches we could've done better but to come away with the three points is what's important."