Super Stopper

ARGYLE had to go all the way before being sure of their first victory of the 2016-17 Sky Bet League Two season.

Having shown great discipline in defence to preserve a 2-1 lead over Notts County all the way into injury-time of Tuesday’s encounter at Meadow Lane, they were then indebted to a super save from captain Luke McCormick to keep it that way.

The Pilgrims’ skipper’s stop from his County counterpart Michael O’Connor’s fierce, low, deflected, shot drew praise from his manager and team-mates alike.

“It was a great strike,” said Argyle manager Derek Adams. “He’s seen it very late and he’s got his hand down at that bottom corner and been able to flick it around the post. 

“That’s what he’s paid to do, but the way he did it was brilliant.”

Vice-captain Gary Sawyer said: “That’s why he’s there. For me, he’s the best in the league at that. 

“We needed him at the end. A lot of the boys threw their bodies on the line in front of him and he comes up with a great save at the end to save us.”