THE dramatic late win over Stevenage on Sunday has the Pilgrims riding high in the Sky Bet League Two form table and confidence flowing in the Green ranks ahead of the New Year’s Day visit of league leaders Swindon Town.
Niall Canavan’s last-minute winner bagged the points on Sunday and there was a special moment of celebration in front of the new Mayflower Grandstand, as Argyle got their reward after a dominant display against a Stevenage side fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.
“We watched the first-half and we were very good,” said manager Ryan Lowe. “We watched the scenes at the end, which was great, right in front of the Mayflower and all the players ran over – perfect.
“We’ve been against that this year; conceding last-minute goals. It’s always big, no matter what, and expectations go higher and higher when you’re doing well. There’s a lot of people saying we should beat Stevenage 4-0 but that’s never the case.
“We take nothing for granted in life, let alone football. We knew it was going to be tough and in the second-half we didn’t have our flow, but you have to give Stevenage credit for that because they stopped us.
“We missed a couple of chances but we stuck to the plan and got a last-minute winner, which was fantastic. The lads know the style of play were putting together, creating chances and putting in crosses – we will always be in the top three for those stats.
“The determination and desire of the boys was excellent, and that’s what we’ve got to have. There will be times when games are all pretty and open, and times when it’s not. For our lads to keep battling away is testament to them. They see the plan, they see what we’re trying to achieve.
“We’re just doing our job and it’s great for where we want to get to. We’re working on consistency, we work on the training pitch for that. The lads take all the credit for that, the staff are doing our jobs, doing our work and it’s paying off at the moment.”
New Year’s Day 2020 will long be remembered as one of the great days in Plymouth Argyle history, as the magnificent new Mayflower Grandstand will be fully open for the first time when Swindon Town visit in Sky Bet League Two. We will also be helping to launch Mayflower 400 – from Plymouth to the world.
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