Jake on Point
A LATE equaliser for Wycombe Wanderers capped off a thrilling 3-3 draw against Argyle – a result that Jake Jervis does not think his side’s performance merited.
Argyle were denied a Boxing Day home win in the 89th minute, as substitute Myles Weston’s excellent strike capped off a thrilling match at Home Park. The Greens responded to going behind after eight minutes from Scott Kashket’s goal, with strikes from Jordan Slew, Jervis and Yann Songo’o.
Wanderers threw bodies forward to kick-start their fight-back, begun by Adebayo Akinfenwa’s goal on 59 minutes and continued by Weston half an hour later. Despite an energetic Argyle display and three goals, the direct and persistent pressure of Wycombe’s play meant just a draw for the efforts of Jake and the team.
“For the whole of the game,” said Jervis, “we controlled it, though obviously there were little spells where they got goals. I think we’re happy with our performance, but it would’ve been better, obviously, if we got three points.
“I think with the way they played, regardless of what point it is in the game, it’s going to be difficult: up to Akinfenwa, who’s going to pin things in and make it difficult. They were always just booming it long, so obviously they made it difficult that way.”
Jervis more than played his part in an effective attacking display from the Greens, netting a goal and constantly causing Wycombe’s full backs havoc, alongside fellow winger Jordan Slew and Arnold Garita – the latter making just his second start in four months.
“I enjoyed it,” said Jake. “I’m disappointed I didn’t get a few assists with balls into the box, but at the same time, overall I was happy with the performance from the boys.
“If we were positive, we’ll be able to take on most players. Obviously that’s what we did today and we enjoyed it.
On the subject of Garita, Jake said: “He’s good at what he does. He gets hold of it and runs in behind and that’s what he’s good at. It’s always good to have him back and get him fit.”
The Greens now must turn their attention to two games in the space of three days, as we host Crawley Town on New Year’s Eve before visiting Barnet on January 2nd. Despite the draw and unusual scheduling, Jake and the team will look to normalise this week’s preparations, armed with the positives from the six-goal draw.
“Because [the next game] is Saturday, we use it as a normal week and just prepare for that,” said Jervis. “It’s the same as last year: we know the Saturday-Monday is going to be difficult, but we’re going to try and pick up as many points as we can.”