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Graham Carefree

21 August 2016

AFTER scoring both of Argyle's goals in their 2-0 victory over Mansfield, Graham Carey says that it was the most enjoyable game of football he has played so far this season.

Given a license by Derek Adams to roam, as long as he works hard, means that Argyle's number 10 can find space in behind the opposition and do the most damage he can. 

"I got a lot of space," said Graham. "But I think it was down to the hold up of Jimmy (Spencer) and Jake (Jervis) as well and the quality of the passes forward. It made my job a lot easier because I could get the ball in the final third and run at players. 

"I really enjoyed it. I think it was the most enjoyable bit of football I have played this season. I was a lot more free and a lot more focused on attacking and I felt a lot sharper as well. We have to get to know each other and how we play, but personally I have been quite disappointed with my performances so far this season. It was nice to get off the mark in terms of goals, as well.

"The manager says go and find space. I am playing just off the striker, but if the space is not there then I need to move in between the lines of defence and midfield. I just went wherever the space was and I think the way we passed the ball and the way we got the ball into the final third today really suited the way we were playing. It is important to create chances but the manager gives us the freedom as long as we get back into shape when we lose the ball and work hard then he will give us that license."

Graham's first goal was from a free-kick that he won, getting tripped on the right flank. With his left foot, Graham whipped the ball into the box, but it evaded everyone and went straight in for the opener.

"It was kind of a cross," said Graham. "But if you keep it in between the two posts then there is every chance it can go in if no one gets a touch. So it was nice."

The next goal from Graham, however, had no luck attributed to it whatsoever. Argyle's number 10 drifted in from the right and flew past his man with a clever turn before poking past Brian Jensen in the Mansfield net.

"Before that I had a few runs at the full-back and I felt I had the beating of him,." said Graham. "I drifted out there a lot more in the first-half and I got the ball and once you back them into the box they cannot touch you, so it was a nice goal, and it was in front of the Devonport End as well. 

"To get the second goal in the game was crucial before half-time, because they knew they had a big task on their hands in the second-half and it eased the pressure of us a little bit. It was an important time to get the second goal."

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