CAREY TOO MUCH FOR MINSTERMEN
PLYMOUTH Argyle boss Derek Adams was left bursting with pride at his young charges after the Pilgrims maintained their five-point lead at the top of League Two with victory at York.
The table-toppers had a two-goal advantage at the break thanks to goals from Jake Jervis and Graham Carey – his eighth of the season – in a flying first-half performance.
And despite conceding a late goal from Ben Godfrey, Adams could not hide his pleasure at full time.
“For the first 20 minutes we were unbelievable,” he said.
“The way we went at them and the pressure we put them under, we could have got four or five.
“The way we played and passed the ball, we were absolutely terrific.
Plymouth were content to sit back and use the pace of their attackers on the counter, and this tactic paid off when they doubled their lead moments before half time in a move started and finished by Carey.
The midfielder won the ball and played a delightful pass to Gregg Wylde down the left, the winger racing past full-back Eddie Nolan before cutting the ball back to Carey to smash home from the edge of the area.
Former Manchester United and Middlesbrough man – and York coach – Jonathan Greening was introduced by Jackie McNamara at the break, but he was unable to spark a comeback.
Things went from bad to worse for the home side as defender Dave Winfield was stretchered from the field after
CARE-FREE: Plymouth’s Graham Carey is congratulated on scoring their second goal, inset
STAR MAN GRAHAM CAREY Plymouth