Tightening Up

WHILST Argyle may have seen off Stevenage with a 3-2 victory, Derek Adams has already begun working towards ironing out the issues that caused his side to concede twice.

The Greens cruised into the half-time break 3-1 ahead, nullifying Charlie Lee’s effort with strikes from Carl McHugh, Gregg Wylde and Craig Tanner. Shortly after the break, though, a second effort from Lee had Argyle temporarily on the back foot. 
“They were poor goals from our point of view,” said Derek. “One was a flick-on and somebody lost their marker, then the second one was the player coming in on the blindside as well.
“Two poor goals from our point of view, but we’ve got to take a lot of positives out of the performance, because we’ve played on Tuesday night and Stevenage haven’t.
“I think that they didn’t really have many opportunities, but they did win second balls and they did harry us more in the second half than the first half. We just spoke about it after the game: our back four needed to do better, and that was the issue we were having.
“I think if they have communicated a wee bit better, then we would’ve seen the game easier in the first 15 minutes of the second half.”
Argyle were still able to counter those two goals with three of their own, and could’ve had plenty more on an afternoon where in front of 2,000 lads and dads from local football teams, the Pilgrims’ ability to excite and entertain was on full display.
“They’ve seen five goals today,” said Derek, “and they’ve seen their home team win again, so that can only be good for the city, and for the kids as well and their enjoyment of football.
“They want to see good football, exciting football, and they’ve seen that today.”