IT was a game decided with minutes to spare, to Argyle’s detriment, as Karlan Grant’s second goal meant the score-line read 2-1 and, that we are still searching for our first three points of an already testing Sky Bet League One season.
As seems to be the norm at this moment in time, the Greens can take some positives from the performance, not least the contribution of Scotsman Gregg Wylde, who came on in place of injured Gary Saywer at the break.
Praised by manager, Derek Adams, Gregg was in agreement that “nobody would be getting past me.” And so it proved.
“I did say to the boy Jamie Ward he wasn’t going to beat me, at one point, and he didn’t.” said Gregg.
Despite taking plaudits for his own personal display, - a goal-mouth clearance in particular, there is an overall frustration, yet again, that maximum rewards are not being grasped and errors are still a hinderance.
Gregg said. “It was down the left-hand side, I saw my man running, so I thought I would just go with him, he tried to cut it across the face and I cleared it off the line. We had our chances and the manager said at the end: we’ve gone toe-to-toe with the big teams and done well against them, but we’re just not getting that rub of the green at the moment.
“It is a tough one [to lose so late], we’ve caused ourselves a few problems this season already with penalties and set-pieces, and [disappointing] to lose the goal right at the end. We withheld the pressure, we knew it was coming, just launching it into the box like we did to them, and we just didn’t defend it properly there.
“I didn’t think Charlton were a team who caused us a lot of problems. In the second half, we did well as a team and defended well. We caused them problems at their end of the pitch, Foxy [David Fox] at the end could have put it in and we could have won the game, but I thought we did okay as a team. We move forward now to Doncaster.“