Looking good for league survival; four more points for the Pilgrims!

Plymouth Argyle had a good Easter weekend claiming a point away at Edgar Street against Hereford and taking three points at Home Park against Aldershot. The Pilgrims only need four more points from the next four games to secure football league survival, four draws will do nicely, but four wins and a strong finish will be amazing, build a platform to start next season with!

Starting with the away draw at Hereford; Argyle should have finished the first half 0 – 4 with Warren Feeney shooting directly at the keeper early on while Hereford’s Stefan Stam found the back of his own net with a badly mistimed clearance in the 30th minute. Then Nick Chadwick wasted his chance to double the lead, shooting narrowly wide while one on one with the Hereford keeper. Then Simon Walton hit the post from the penalty spot just before the half time break!

Hereford claimed an equaliser in the 52nd minute, Tom Barkhuizen weaving his way through the Argyle defence to calmly slot past Jake Cole, the home side were the better side in the second half but the game ended in a 1 – 1 draw, which pushed the Pilgrims upto 21st in the league.

In today’s win against Aldershot at Home Park; which moves the Pilgrims upto 20th place in the league, Alex MacDonald’s deflected first half shot is all that separated the teams. By manager Carl Fletcher’s own admission, the Pilgrims didn’t play well but got the job done, claiming 3 points!

Aldershot were undoubtedly the better team but it’s the scoreline that counts. As a lifelong Argyle supporter, I’m happy that Argyle’s defenders got in front of every shot while the woodwork and the referee were on Argyle’s side today, which hasn’t always been the case this season! A win and a draw or four draws will see Argyle remain a football league club for the 2012/13 season!

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