Green machine must get back on track

Wednesday 3rd April 2013 9:57

Paul Wotton: Argyle will need his leadership

Paul Wotton: Argyle will need his leadership

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Plymouth Argyle were moving away from danger in League Two, but hit the buffers at York. Pilgrims FanZoner Adam Sibley wants a quick recovery.

After three wins on the spin, it seemed inevitable that Plymouth Argyle were going to suffer a defeat soon. It's just a shame that it came at the hands of a relegation rival and followed on from our greatest win of the season, against Exeter.

Home Park was buzzing on Saturday after the Devon derby. It wasn't pretty but a huge crowd witnessed Argyle get one over their fiercest rivals.

This win was off the back of two victories before it and we seemed to be making light work of top-half teams. With York having one of the worst runs of form in the league, three points at Bootham Crescent seemed the only outcome but a 2-0 defeat leaves Argyle just one point off relegation, but with a game in hand.

A couple of weeks ago, we were bottom of the league so things are improving - but to get those three wins in a row and still not be able to get yourself away from the drop does make you fearful.

For some strange reason, Argyle have struggled to get more than a point off most of the teams in the bottom section of the league but in recent weeks, they have been doing really well against top-half teams. So maybe it's a blessing in disguise that we are now heading into another patch of fixtures against top-half teams.

We have run out of opportunities to inflict damage on the teams around us, with no six-pointers left. Only two more games remain at home so looking at the fixtures remaining, you could be forgiven for thinking things are bleak.

You could also blame the performance at York on having to play two games in three days but at this stage of the season, you can't afford to miss any opportunities to take points. I think many of the Argyle faithful see this as a big missed opportunity, which could heavily affect the atmosphere at Home Park against Cheltenham this coming Saturday.

One saving grace for Argyle is their superior goal difference on the two teams below them, which could be like an extra point come the end of the season with how tight things are at the bottom.

I think I will be happier when all the games in hand in the league have been played and we know exactly where we are and what he have to do. I still think we can do it - but getting something out of Saturday's game is vital as back-to-back defeats at this stage could be hard to recover from.

By Adam Sibley, FanZone's Plymouth Argyle blogger. Follow him on Twitter at @Adam_Sibley - and don't forget to follow @FanZone too!



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