Standing Out

A VIRTUOSO display from Graham Carey helped Argyle cruise to a 2-0 victory over Mansfield Town - but manager Derek Adams believes the win was far from a one-man show.

Carey was at his absolute best during the Greens' victory over the Stags, catching the eye with his passing and movement long before finding the net on 19 minutes - his free-kick delivery finding a way through the box and into the far corner.

Five minutes later, the Irishman picked up the ball on the right flank, darted into the box and put a defender on the ground before flicking the ball past Brian Jensen. Carey's two goals and man of the Match award were more than merited, but Adams was quick to point out the victory was down to a strong team effort, with Carey's superb display leading by example.

"Graham Carey was the stand-out performer in the first half," said Adams, "but there were others ones as well that joined in the play. Full backs, central midfield players, strikers, we had the defenders on the ball as well.

"He was the top performer. He has something different from anybody else in the team. He's very creative and he's wanted to get in the box today and score the two goals.

"He's a player that everybody likes to watch. He's creative, he's direct, he wants to create chances for other people and score goals."​