18th December 2016
CRAIG Tanner’s winning goal at Accrington moved him into double figures as a Pilgrim...
...but he wants to add more to his tally to aid Argyle’s push for a successful season.
Following Home Park strikes in victories over Newport County and Colchester, and the Pilgrims’ first in an away win at Crewe Alexandra, Tanner came off the bench to score the only goal as Argyle exorcised some demons and came away from the Wham Stadium with three points.
The game was not a free-flowing encounter for the purists. Accrington made it very hard for Sky Bet League Two leaders Argyle to hang on to that spot, pressing the Pilgrims throughout, and throwing numerous balls into the Argyle area.
The Greens’ defence and goalkeeper were superb to a man in repelling Stanley, before Tanner, David Goodwillie and Arnold Garita all came off the bench to great effect.
“You come to a place like Accrington, and they have quality players like Billy Kee,” said Craig, “then you add in everything – a long journey, small changing rooms, everything – but overall three points is all we can ask for.
“You can’t win every game playing pretty, like Barcelona. Sometimes you just have to sit in, defend, and take your chance when it comes. It’s an unbelievable win for the lads.
“I think the three of us can take some credit, as can the manager for making the subs at that time.
“We’ve got a squad here full of good players. Our depth will be tested around this time, over the Christmas period. Having Bully [Nauris Bulvitis] back and Arnie back is all positive.
“Four is an ok tally. As a forward I want to chip in with a few more and help the promotion push in any way I can. Hopefully I can grab a few more over Christmas.”