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Ruthless Progression

29 March 2016

DESPITE a three-goal lead at the halfway stage of Argyle's 3-2 win over York City, Derek Adams believes his side have much better performances in them.

Goals from Jamille Matt, Reuben Reid from the penalty spot and an own goal from Will Boyle inside the opening 45 minutes ensured that strikes from York's Russell Penn and ex-Pilgrim Luke Summerfield could not deny Argyle a win and a return to Sky Bet League 2's automatic promotion places.

The two second half goals from the visitors did ensure a nervy finish at Home Park, though, and Adams is looking for his side to regain their ruthlessness when in the ascendancy.

"I think at 3-0 at half time, the game was finished," said Derek. "[With] the chances we created in the second half it should've been more, but we've given away a sloppy goal and a penalty kick.

"It was our fault. We didn't capitalise on the chances that we had, and we didn't defend well enough at the times that we could've. It was entirely our fault; you can credit York but I don't think their play undid us.

"I think that at times we have played a lot better than that, but it was a good performance from us today, to go in 3-0 ahead at half time. It was good, but there's been times this season where we've played a lot better than that, and probably not got the rewards."

During the latter stages of the victory, Jordon Forster threw himself into the mix to keep York out. The man who made his return from a sickening head injury at the beginning of March, took a blow from Vadaine Oliver's attempted overhead kick in the closing stages, in the process of heading the ball clear. 

"He's a brave character," said Adams, "and I thought he put in a very good performance today. I thought he was excellent at right back - just a pity that he gave away the penalty."


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