By Any Means

A WIN is a win is a win.

That was the opinion of Derek Adams after his Argyle side's 1-0 win over Notts County - though he believes the margin of victory could have been much greater.

The Greens overcame a turgid first half at Home Park to net the only goal of the game two minutes after the break, courtesy of Graham Carey.

"There was no team dominant in the first half," said Derek. "It was very dull, as the atmosphere was, and as the weather was, in and around the area in the first half. 

"There wasn't a lot going on in the first half. In the second half it turned in our favour and we got that goal that our play deserved.

"It's important that we get different goal-scorers on the score-sheet. Today, we had a lot more opportunities to score goals. Craig Tanner [and] Oscar Threlkeld got into very good positions, but were unable to get that second or third goal."

Not content with a single-goal advantage, Adams brought both Reuben Reid and Daniel Nardiello into the fray in the second half, as the Pilgrims once again altered their shape to cause the Magpies problems.

"I think that we still had opportunities to score more goals. We had Carey, we had [Ryan] Brunt, Reid and Nardiello on the pitch. If you have this type of player on the pitch then it gives you a better opportunity of scoring.

"Today we were 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1, changed it to a 4-4-2, so nothing untoward about that because that's what we do most weeks.

"It was probably a game that we should've won in more convincing fashion. we had a lot of good opportunities to score, and we probably should've won by three or four today."

Carey's 47th-minute strike was all Argyle would need in the end, to secure a win that gives them an eight-point cushion in the Sky Bet League 2 promotion places - an advantage that Adams is looking to maintain by any means necessary.

"I think at this stage at the season," said Derek, "it's all about getting results and getting the three points.

"We've been able to do that today, and we've been able to get ourselves onto 64 points. Overall, we've got to be more than happy with the win today."