Caring About Sharing

ARGYLE boss Derek Adams is happy with the way that his table-topping team have shared the goals around, meaning they aren't dependent on anyone.

Craig Tanner became Argyle's 11th league goalscorer this season when his strike put Argyle in the lead, and Ryan Donaldson got his second league goal for the Pilgrims' winner, as Argyle went on to beat Colchester 2-1. Graham Carey is Argyle's top scorer on seven.

"I have said before, " Derek said, "it is vital that you don't rely on just one person to score the goals, and we don't do that.

"The first goal was a well worked goal," Derek added, "with Craig Tanner getting on the end of a good move and then Jimmy Spencer doing really well to get the flick on, and Ryan Donaldson running down the goalkeeper forcing them into the mistake and that is how we get the goal.

"[Tanner] got himself in a good position, he was on the front foot and he is capable of driving the ball into the bottom corner. He could have done it a couple of more times today, he was unfortunate on the time when we took a free-kick with Graham Carey.

"There was a long stoppage period and Ryan has gambled on the flick on. Then he has run the goalkeeper down and I think that is important."

The winner came from Donaldson, who closed down the Colchester 'keeper and blocked his clearance, which deflected over the goalkeeper's head.

"We took the throw-in down the line," said Derek. "We pressed the ball and we looked like we wanted to win the match. I think that being at home there are a number of teams that come and sit in, play deep and come for a point, and it looked for large spells today that that was what Colchester were trying to do, and sometimes that happens."

Colchester were unhappy that Argyle scored the opener whilst they had a player down, but Derek played down their claims.

"I do not think any of them noticed him down." Derek said. "He was up the other end of the park. Sometimes you are unsure if it is an injury or not an injury sometimes and you have got to play until the referee blows his whistle. That is what we did."