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26 December 2016

ARGYLE manager Derek Adams felt that Wycombe’s much-vaunted defence could not cope with the Pilgrims’ forward prowess in Monday’s 3-3 Sky Bet League Two draw at Home Park.

Arnie Garita was recalled to lead the line, with Jordan Slew, who scored Argyle’s first, and Jake Jervis, who netted the second, in support.

Wycombe had come to Home Park having conceded just one goal in their last six EFL matches. Within an hour, Argyle had scored three.

Derek said: “When we went down the sides of them, [Michael] Harriman went off – he couldn’t live with Slew, he was out on his feet; [Joe] Jacobson had to resort to rugby tackles to get the better of Jake Jervis. They couldn’t live with them.

“Jacobson takes out Jervis and should have been booked, doesn’t have anything happen to him then gets booked later on; it should have been [a] sending-off.

“Garita had done well for us against Newport and is coming back to fitness. He was a handful today; [Anthony] Stewart and [Aaron] Pierre couldn’t handle him at times. He was upsetting them, which was good to see. He’s made a goal and he’s taken the ball in for us. He’s a strong player.

“Top performances from the front three.”

Derek was also upset with Wycombe’s robust defending.

“They resorted to rugby challenges in the game,” he said. “They were off the ball at times, as well. I think the officials missed it and that is disappointing because it looked like it was going to be a very good win for us.”


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