Mayor Hunting More Goals
Danny Mayor has goals on his mind.
In his 126 games as a Pilgrim, he has scored six times, but judging by his two strikes in a 5-0 friendly win against Torquay United on Tuesday night, he has the ability to significantly increase that tally this season.
His first came as he made a direct run towards the edge of the Gulls box, before switching onto his right foot and delicately curling home. The second was of a different sort entirely, with Mayor following up after Torquay’s goalkeeper had parried a Niall Ennis shot into the middle of the penalty area.
“It’s not just about tonight, I need to do it all season,” said Mayor, speaking to Argyle TV. “It’s common knowledge that I need to score more, and assist more. In this formation, I’m a bit higher up the pitch. It’s been very encouraging for me to get in the box, and that is what my second goal was. It was a tap-in because I’m not going to score goals like that standing on the edge.”
Mayor’s brace, along with goals from Finn Azaz, Adam Randell and Jack Endacott, gave Argyle a convincing win at the home of their Vanarama National League neighbours. It was a result manager Steven Schumacher had called for, challenging his players to be more ruthless.
Danny believes that the boss meant the message to mean more than just the scoreline.
“I don’t think he just means in terms of goals,” said Mayor. “I think it is in terms of everywhere. Ruthless with each other, even getting a clean sheet – that’s ruthless in its way.
“I thought we moved it well. You know that Gary Johnson’s teams are always going to come out and press, and we’ve been working on patterns of play which I thought came to fruition tonight. Not just the goals, but the overall play was really good.
“It’s nice to get five goals. It shows we’re able to put a team to the sword. We go again Saturday and try to do the same. It is a nice confidence booster.”