Sunday, 20 January 2008

A Long Time Coming

Plymouth Argyle 1 (Fallon 51) - 1 Southampton (Wright-Phillips 12)

Fallon has been looking to get on the score sheet at Home Park for a year and finally achieved it in a hard-fought game verses Southampton.

once again Argyle were on the back-foot due to sloppiness, seeing themselves 1-0 down after just 12 minutes thanks to Wright-Phillips's unhindered run past McCormick. Thankfully that began to wake the Greens up as glum, blank faces stared on from the stands.

Sturrock made four changes to the team since Burnley (the official report says 'team that laid down and died - quite right, but a bit strong for an official report!) - new signing MacLean lined up alongside Fallon, Jutkiewicz was dropped to the bench along with the other new signings, Folly and Clark. Sawyer replaced Hodges and Norris, back from suspension, replaced Abdou. Apart from a poor 30 starting minutes, the team began to gel well and any memories of the team that laid down and died a week before were soon forgotten, as the Greens battled the Red and Whites even to a point where they were looking the better team.

However the Green Army had to wait 51 minutes to see the equaliser after Fallon hit a volley from 10 yards. It could have been the second goal, had the ball not been stopped dead on their line but Fallon's goal laid Southampton to siege for the rest of the half, but they held out for the point.

A much improved performance from the Greens, however yet another draw is not helping the league position, onec again Argyle are running to go backwards.

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