Facing Up

RECORDING a ninth win in ten games by breezing past Yeovil Town, Derek Adams is beginning to feel he has created an Argyle side that even he would be afraid of facing.

The Greens put on another brilliant display at Home Park, defeating the Glovers 4-1 with a quartet of eye-catching strikes. First-half goals from Jimmy Spencer and Jake Jervis, as well as a second for Jervis after the break, were excellent warm-up acts for yet another superb strike from a certain Irish playmaker.

After Stephen Ward's goal for the visitors set up a strong spell for Yeovil, Graham Carey gave Argyle some breathing room with an outstanding, 30-yard strike, bending a shot around the helpess Artur Krysiak and into the top corner.

"Four really good goals in different ways," was Derek's assessment of his side's goals. "Jake Jervis scoring another two goals, Jimmy Spencer scoring his first goal at home, and then we had Carey's goal, which was outstanding. All four were well worked, and I'm just pleased that we've got players who are scoring throughout the team.

"In the first half we were under no pressure really - we were in total control of the game. We go in 2-0 and it becomes a different match. In the second half I thought we started a wee bit slowly, but we got ourselves going. We got away with a couple of opportunities that they had, and then we make it 3-1 and 4-1. We could've made it five in the end.

"It's always important that you have a cushion. Graham's goal was fantastic, and it's something that he's more than capable of."

Either side of a strong spell for Yeovil with a couple of missed chances, Argyle were at their fluid and decisive best at Home Park, turning sustained pressure into four goals for the second time this season.

"It was a terrific performance," said Adams. "I don't think that I would want to face them today. At times it was exhilarating; the way we passed the ball and moved the ball. It would've been very difficult for any team to stop us today, just with the that we passed it and moved, and got into good areas.

"I don't know what the possession stats are, but it must be at least 60 or 70 per cent in the game, and that's good."

The Pilgrims comfortably maintained their five-point lead atop the Sky Bet League Two table, as well as their best start to a league campaign in the best part of a century - all with a squad built almost from scratch over the summer.

"It's terrific form, for eleven games and to have the points total we have. We have to keep going. It's a tough league and you can see that by the results.

"We've made an even better start this season. Everyone was excited with the team last season; we've had to change the team this season. We've taken in 16 new players, two loan signings, and I'm delighted with the start we've had."