Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams was delighted to beat promotion chasing Bradford City as his side move into the play offs.
Derek Adams’ Plymouth Argyle extended their League One winning streak to six games with a hard-fought home win over play-off chasing rivals Bradford City, who finished with 10 men.
Argyle’s winner was scored in 34th minute when Antoni Sarcevic swept in from the right and let fly with a rising drive that took a deflection to beat City goalkeeper Colin Doyle.
Derek Adams spoke to the club website after the game, he said “They wouldn’t have thought it was going to be an easy game, coming here.”
“I think people would look at the results coming and they see that Plymouth have won another game, they’d be thinking to themselves: ‘We don’t want to play them next.’
“I think that, at home, it’s a different ball game to them. But they’ve been on a magnificent run away from home; I think they’d only lost one game before today. You’ve got to remember: Bradford are a good side. They’ve been up at that end of the table for a good majority of the time. I don’t think they’ve been out of the play-offs too much this season.”
“I thought we started the game very well. We started on the front foot and won a lot of second balls. When we did that, we completed good passes into forward areas.”
“We got into the pockets well, because the gap from defence to midfield to Bradford was quite large. One of the players coming in off the side, [Ruben] Lameiras and [Graham] Carey, as well as [Jamie] Ness and Sarcevic, playing in that area, gave Bradford a lot of problems.”
“I thought the back four and midfield looked very solid, as they have done. Offensively as well, we look good at times. I think the players have got an understanding of each other, of the system, and when you play week in, week out, that’s only going to be beneficial. They’ve got a good understanding of each other’s abilities.”