One Thing Counts
SEEING off a late response from their opponents, Argyle's 3-2 win over York gave manager Derek Adams the only thing he is interested in: three more points.
The Greens picked up their 21st Sky Bet League 2 win of the season at Home Park, putting themselves 3-0 up by half time. Before an own goal by Will Boyle in the 42nd minute, Fleetwood Town loanee Jamille Matt netted his second goal in four days, turning home from close range. Matt then won a penalty after half an hour that allowed Reuben Reid to convert his 50th goal for Argyle, as both of the Pilgrims' striking tandem found the mark.
"He's been a very good acquisition for us," said Adams on Matt. "He's led the line very well, and him and Reid combined well today. The two of the combined well and they worked well off each other.
"I think it's always good when your strikers are scoring goals. For him [Reid], it was a good finish from the penalty spot. It's always good that you hit these landmarks, and he'll be happy tonight that he's hit his 50th goal."
Despite the lead and a number of other chances to extend it, Argyle found themselves having to fend off a York fightback in the second half, with goals from Russell Penn and former Green Luke Summerfield from the penalty spot.
"We had the chances in the first half, and in the second half, to score goals," said Derek, "and we probably weren't ruthless enough today.
"We had opportunities to go forward and get more goals. But we haven't taken our chances. We concede a soft goal, and then we've given away a penalty nearly on [full] time. It was a penalty kick: Jordon Forster lost his man and pulled him down.
"They pushed some bodies forward. They were getting beat 3-0 and when you're in that situation, you've got nothing to lose."
Nevertheless, Derek's side picked up the win that sees them return to the division's promotion places, as well as match Argyle's points total for the 2014-15 season with seven games to spare. With two victories in four days after just one win in the previous seven, the boss knows that getting the points on the board are now all that matters.
"We're obviously delighted with the two wins," said Adams, "and we've scored a number of goals in those two games. We're in a good run of form but we've been playing well.
"Last time out against Luton Town we were by far the better team and never won, but today we come away with the three points. That's the most important thing at this stage of the season, the three points."