REID ALL ABOUT IT! PIL­GRIMS TRE­BLE UP

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO - By Matt Bam­sey

PLY­MOUTH man­ager John Sheri­dan praised Reuben Reid for his two-goal show be­fore then warn­ing his star striker that he will be on his case for the rest of the sea­son.

Reid tapped home the opener four min­utes be­fore half-time and then turned provider for Bobby Reid to dou­ble the Pil­grims’ ad­van­tage after the break.

Reuben Reid then took his tally to 13 goals for the sea­son after con­vert­ing from the penalty spot to send Ply­mouth up to fifth in the ta­ble.

But Sheri­dan, whose side have won eight of their 11 home games this term, in­sists there will be no-let up when it comes to bring­ing out the best in the club’s top goalscorer.

“I keep push­ing Reuben and I will be on his case all sea­son,” he said.

“He doesn’t al­ways like what I say but it’s for his ben­e­fit.

“He is a very im­por­tant player for us and I get my re­wards when he plays like he did for us here.

“And if he gets another 20-odd goals for us again this sea­son, then I know I am do­ing some­thing right.

“I thought we were top drawer and the goals were qual­ity.You can see the con­fi­dence in the team and we are caus­ing the op­po­si­tion a lot of prob­lems.

“If any­one was watch­ing they would say that we are a re­ally good team.”

Dag­gers veteran striker Jamie Cure­ton tried to con­jure a touch of the sub­lime early on with a cheeky chip that landed just the wrong side of the post. Lewis Alessandra was the first to reg­is­ter a shot on tar­get on 17 min­utes when he cut inside Ayo Obil­eye and let fly with a fierce shot which was beaten away by Mark Cousins.

Brian Saah wasted Da­gen­ham’s best chance when he failed to ap­ply the fin­ish­ing touch after Billy Bing­ham picked out the un­marked de­fender in the six-yard box.

But Ply­mouth pro­vided the one mo­ment of real qual­ity of the half after Bobby Reid’s inch­per­fect pass was seized upon by Alessandra and his cross was tapped home by Reuben Reid.

The Pi­grims started the sec­ond half in pos­i­tive fash­ion and opened up a two-goal cush­ion with an in­ci­sive move. Bobby Reid threaded a pass into the path of Reuben and he squared the ball for the for­mer to fire home.

Reuben Reid wrapped up the vic­tory in the 78th minute with his sec­ond goal of the match.

Lewis Alessandra was ad­judged to have been tripped by Obil­eye and Reid sent Cousins the wrong way from the spot.

Dag­gers boss Wayne Bur­nett said: “We started well and both teams played some nice foot­ball in the first half with­out cre­at­ing too many chances.

“But they hit us on the counter-at­tack and the ball was in the back of our net. In the sec­ond half we switched off for their sec­ond and the third goal wasn’t a penalty.

“This is not an easy place to come be­cause they have got good play­ers and a re­ally good man­ager. If they con­tinue this home form they have got as good a chance of pro­mo­tion.”

PIC­TURES: Pin­na­cle

RUE BET­TER WATCH OUT: Rueben Reid, Lewis Alessandra and Bobby Reid embrace

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