Plymouth Argyle’s 2-0 victory over Carlisle United at Ewood Park on Saturday once again demonstrated The Pilgrims’ ability to grind out results as the club look to finally secure promotion to League 1.

Argyle have suffered from periods of financial instability at times during the past decade and the club were close to losing their Football League status in 2013 but brighter times are now surely just around the corner for last season’s losing League 2 Play Off Semi Finalists.

A double from Ryan Brunt at Ewood Park ensured that the League 2 leaders secured an impressive 2-0 win over The Cumbrians in a match played at a neutral venue as a result of the floods which severely damaged United’s Brunton Park home.

Carlisle United have been in superb form themselves this season having been in and around the Play Offs throughout the season.

The win in Lancashire was Argyle’s fourth on the bounce and the club are now looking certainties for promotion and sit top of the table 8 points clear of 4th position.

In recent seasons, clubs who have won promotion to League 1 have usually been promoted with at least 84 points meaning that Derek Adams’ side require around 9 wins combined with a small number of draws to secure their League 1 return.

Former Ross County boss Adams was a surprise appointment at Home Park in the summer but has done a superb job this season despite having to deal with a number of injuries.


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