FREDDIE Ladapo has surpassed his own expectations after entering double figures before the Christmas festivities start, netting both goals in Argyles 2-1 Home Park win over Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday.
Two second-half goals secured a crucial win for the Pilgrims, which sees them move within three points of safety ahead of the Tuesday trip to Shrewsbury.
Argyle were given a nervy last five minutes after Paddy Madden had fired past Matt Macey to halve the deficit for the Trawlermen, but Freddie hailed the significance of the second goal after getting on the end of Niall Canavan’s knock down.
“I definitely didn’t think I’d have 10 goals before December,” he said. “I didn’t even think I’d be starting by late October. I was hoping by then to score a relative amount of goals to the games that I have played in.
“Teams coming here really have nothing to lose, its do or die. They’re really coming at us. To have that two-goal cushion gives you belief and something to hang on to.
“I was just following him [Niall] just to see what might knock down. He actually headed it on to me and I just glanced it in, it was very quick the way it all happened.”
Momentum, as we know in the topsy-turvy world of football, is so important and Freddie hopes that a win like this can put us on another little run and consign last week’s poor result at Luton to the history books, as we look toward another important week.
“That’s the way football goes,” said Freddie. “We won a couple of games, then we lost to Sunderland, but the performance was very good, then beat Stevenage. When we went to Luton, it was a shock to lose in that way. Now we’ve won again, so everyone’s back up again. We look ahead to Tuesday against Shrewsbury “