Sturrock's Pilgrims on the up

04 October 2009 10:06
Sturrock said after the 2-1 defeat of Scunthorpe: "The thing about football is that winning becomes as much of a habit as losing."[LNB]The two wins in a week will have eased the pressure on Argyle's under-fire boss as he side ended a seven-match losing streak and edged up to third from bottom.[LNB]Rory Fallon, who scored the winner in the 2-1 victory at fellow strugglers Peterborough, headed Argyle's 57th-minute opener from a Gary Sawyer cross from the left to the far post.[LNB]It was a carbon copy of the same move which forced Iron goalkeeper Josh Lillis to flap Fallon's looping 44th-minute header onto the bar and away to safety.[LNB]Sturrock said: "Rory scored an identical goal to the one he got at Peterborough again today.[LNB]"He is a threat in the air when he is playing like that and he is also good in defence with his aerial ability."[LNB]Goalkeeper Romain Larrieu - who made a handful of first half stops to deny Iron dangermen Gary Hooper and Paul Hayes - conceded a 75th-minute penalty when he felled Martyn Woolford as the winger latched on to a return pass from fellow substitute Garry Thompson.[LNB]Fit-again recalled striker Hooper sent Larrieu the wrong way from the spot but Argyle only took a minute to regain the lead.[LNB]With central defender Rob Jones getting attention to a hamstring injury, Argyle broke through the middle.[LNB]Fallon headed the ball to skipper Carl Fletcher and his incisive through-ball sent substitute Alan Judge in on goal.[LNB]Judge was tumbled by keeper Lillis and got up to power home the penalty winner.[LNB]Sturrock said: "I think the win in the week has buoyed the boys. Before if they had got pegged back they would have let it affect them.[LNB]"Today they have gone straight up the other end and got a goal back, which turned out to be the winner."[LNB]Disappointed Iron boss Nigel Adkins said: "We came here with a game plan to play narrow, through the middle and get the Hayes-Hooper combination going against their young centre-backs and it's worked well.[LNB]"The first half I was pleased with but we had good opportunities and have not taken them.[LNB]"We have come away from home and we are looking nice and solid and could have scored three or four goals in the first half.[LNB]"We had talked about the threat of Fallon, just an easy ball into the box and if you don't stop the cross or don't compete you give him an opportunity.[LNB]"We targeted this game as one where we could take all three points because Plymouth are struggling and we have come away with nothing."[LNB][LNB][LNB]

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