‘Argyle were the better side’ – Derek Adams

Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams bizarrely claimed the better side lost yesterday afternoon, as the Iron romped to a deserved 4-0 victory.

A Paddy Madden double, before Tom Hopper and Josh Morris rounded off the scoring, meant the Iron secured their best away win since 2013.

Despite his side suffering a heavy home defeat, Adams was adamant that Argyle should have got more from the game: “I thought we controlled large spells of the first half,” he told Herald Sport.

“I thought we were the team that looked like we were in control. I don’t think anyone could say otherwise. We had plenty of possession and created a lot of opportunities.

“Scunthorpe scored with their first chance of the game. Other than that I thought we coped well.

“We didn’t allow Gilks to play the ball out of the back which we were delighted with; he had to launch it down the sides.”

Antoni Sarcevic’s sending off just before half time was a big moment in the game, but the Argyle boss was happy with how his side coped with a man less.

“Second half we came out and again I thought we were the better side,” he said.

“I thought we were the better side. That’s why I think. I don’t think Scunthorpe could really say they were the better side.

“We controlled large parts of the game large spells in the game. We passed them off the pitch and created opportunities.

“That’s not what they’re going to say; they’re going to say they won 4-0, but that’s the nature of football.”


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