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Accuracy and Selection from the Pilgrims

11 January 2020

A GREAT result based on passing accuracy, assured finishing and defensive discipline for the Pilgrims.

Argyle came away from the long trip to Carlisle United in Sky Bet League Two with a confident 3-0 win, thanks to a second successive brace from youngster Luke Jephcott and a debut goal for Ryan Hardie.

While the strikers naturally grab headlines, manager Ryan Lowe was particularly pleased with the quality in possession from his team on a blustery day at Brunton Park.

“We want outstanding performances, not that we can get them every week, but that’s our aim,” said Ryan. “The lads showed an attitude and application out there today.

“Coming to Carlisle is a tough place to come, especially for us travelling all that way. The application of the boys, the passing accuracy, chances created was enjoyable to watch.

“We’ve been putting work into the boys with their passing accuracy, taking time with their passing, not just steaming up the pitch and trying to score all the time. You maybe have to make one extra pass and lend it to people, which they did today.

“They’ve taken instruction from what we’ve worked on all week, which is pleasing. Our passing completion was very good and so was the pass selection. It was very pleasing, three goals away and should have been four or five.”


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