PLYMOUTH COULD STILL MAKE STEP UP
IF this match told us anything, it is that Plymouth are cast-iron certainties to claim a play-off place and Exeter are destined for a mid-table finish.
The Pilgrims moved the ball quicker, were sharper in the tackle, showed how to defend and boast the firepower to mount a promotion challenge.
On the other hand, Exeter’s slack defending looks to be proving costly as they gifted their Devon rivals all three goals.
Reuben Reid underlined his status as one of the hottest properties in the lower leagues, but this victory owed as much to a solid team effort. The Pilgrims’ three central defenders are a force to be reckoned with, but, equally important, has been the defensive shield provided by midfield anchor man Anthony O’Connor. Lewis Alessandra and Reid are undoubtedly one of the best strike partnerships around and the acquisition of Drew Talbot out wide is also paying dividends. Don’t rule Plymouth out of making a late charge for the automatic spots.