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Sturrock salutes battling Argyle
Published : 01 Nov 2009 12:33:00
Plymouth boss Paul Sturrock praised his side's work-rate in their surprise 1-0 win at Middlesbrough. Jamie Mackie's second-half strike proved the vital moment in the game, but Argyle spent much of the proceedings on the back foot and were fortunate to see Adam Johnson miss a penalty. "I am delighted with the win and delighted with the work-rate," he said. "We had some nervous moments - the penalty was one and (Kari) Arnason cleared one off the line - but you are not going to come to Middlesbrough and not get that. "But we didn't just sit back. We had our chances too and their keeper had to make a few good saves too. "We worked hard at the back and in midfield to keep a quality side at bay and we scored a great goal. "Jamie Mackie caused mayhem for them. Their centre-backs won't have a harder afternoon all year. It was a good goal, a good touch to take him through and a good finish."