A Little Help
ARGYLE talisman Graham Carey paid tribute to his talented team-mates after the Pilgrims notched their ninth win from the last ten games to remain at the top of Sky Bet League Two.
Yeovil Town were sent packing from Home Park after goals from Graham, man of the match Jimmy Spencer, and Jake Jervis secured a 4-1 victory.
Pivotal forward Jimmy opened proceedings to give him two goals in two games and Jake scored either side of a super strike from Graham as Argyle won going away, with substitutes Craig Tanner, David Goodwillie and Oscar Threlkeld all going close in the final moments.
“We’ve said it before about the strength in depth – when we bring subs on, the standard remains the same,” Graham said. “Most teams in this division, when they do make substitutions, they can get a drop in quality, but the quality we have in this squad, you can put anybody on the pitch and it’s going to be tough for anybody to live with us.
“I thought the squad today – the whole squad, not just the starting 11 – was brilliant, and it is going to be a squad effort to get us towards our goals.
“We had to be patient, but the longer the game went on when we upped the pace, our fitness and power showed. The work-rate from the whole team today was great; we were all getting back into shape and it was probably the most complete performance of the season.
"Jimmy was brilliant. The donkey-work – him up there, keeping the ball for us – is critical to the way we want to play: if [the ball] doesn’t stick, then we can’t interchange, we can’t move, and he was rightly man of the match.
“He scored Tuesday and he scored again. I think it’s the same with Goodie, as well. He’s playing really well and it’s just not dropping for him. As soon as Goodie gets his goal, it will be another boost of confidence.
“We have a lot of strikers at our disposal.”
The victory was Argyle’s eight out of their last nine league matches – they drew the other one – and Graham knows there is no intention to let up their throat-grip on the division.
He said: “It’s vital that, when we are hot, we keep maximising the points, and that’s what we are doing – we are just taking each game as it comes. One game at a time quickly becomes nine unbeaten.
“We know every game is going to be tough in this league but we know that, if we play to the standard that we are capable of, not many teams will live with us.”