AS Argyle take on York City at Home Park this Easter Monday, we take our regular look at our reasons to be optimistic...
Make Mine a Double
If the Pilgrims beat York today, they will have done the double over York this season. Argyle beat York 2-1 back in November, with Jake Jervis and Graham Carey getting the goals. The Pilgrims took the lead after just 19 minutes, when Jake headed home. Graham then doubled Argyle’s lead just before half-time. York scored their consolation goal in the eighth minute of injury time at the end of the game, to deny James Bittner a clean sheet in the Argyle goal.
A Year to the Day
Argyle’s Easter Monday game against York is exactly a year after the Pilgrims strolled past Cheltenham Town 3-0 in last year’s League Two fixture at The Abbey Business Stadium. Reuben Reid started the scoring just after the half-hour mark, then doubled Argyle’s lead on the hour. Four minutes from time, loan-signing Zak Ansah completed the scoring to make it a 3-0 Argyle win.
York in the Road
Whilst Argyle’s recent run of form has been slightly off, it is nothing when compared to the run of form that 23rd place York come into this fixture with. The Minstermen have picked up just two points from their last eight games, and are seven points from safety. York manager Jackie McNamara has tried his best to boost his squad recently, bringing in midfielder Scot Bennett from Notts County, and former Argyle striker Lewis Alessandra from Rochdale.