Venue Hoodoo Gone

A TREMENDOUS 4-1 victory at Scunthorpe United was especially pleasing for Plymouth Argyle, as it represented only our second-ever win at Glanford Park, with the previous success dating back to a 2-0 in 1998 and goals from Mick Heathcote and Earl Jean.

The heroes in Green this time around were Freddie Ladapo and Niall Canavan in the first half, and then Joel Grant and Antoni Sarcevic sealed three points after Scunthorpe had pulled one back early in the second period. 

The hope now is for Argyle to build on a fine performance at Scunthorpe, and the 3-1 defeat of Gillingham a few days earlier, to stage a similar sequence of results to what took us flying up the league last season, and next on the list is the visit of Sunderland on Saturday.  

“This [Scunthorpe] is a venue Plymouth Argyle have struggled at over the years and we haven’t scored in our last few outings,” said Argyle manager Derek Adams. “From that point of view, it’s a very big win.

“To come to a place like Scunthorpe and win 4-1, with the record Plymouth Argyle has had here over the years, was very good.

“We’re hopeful that [repeat of last season] can be the case. We need to keep picking up points but it’s a very good league with a lot of good teams, and we’re one of them.

“Sunderland are a team that should be in a higher division but they are in League One, for whatever reason. It’s an enjoyable afternoon for us to play against a team that should be in a higher division.

“The attitude and work-rate of the players has been fantastic this season, and the confidence is shining through.”

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