Argyll Team Captain, Conor Hourihane anticipates a ‘bigger and better’ season for Plymouth Argyll next year.
In 2013/14 League Two campaign, the pilgrims landed at 10th position after a draw with Portsmouth at the Fratton Park on Saturday.
Argyll thrice came from behind in action-packed ‘Dockyard Derby’ giving Hourihane two solid goals. One of them was the 88th minute equaliser, that ensured Argyll that the season did not end in a defeat for them.
Torquay United v Plymouth Argyle – npower Football League Two
Captain Hourihane told the press: “It was a full house and, to be fair, they (Portsmouth) were probably the better team. We went behind three times but the lads showed their character and it was nice to get a point. I know we were aiming for the play-offs and we didn’t get there but to finish in the top 10 was good.
“If we had dropped down to 12th or 13th it would have been disappointing, but to see ourselves in the top 10 is nice. It’s a big improvement on the last two seasons. We haven’t had any relegation six-pointers or anything like that.”
Approximately 18,026 spectators were present at the Fratton Park, including Green Army members amounting to 1,594 who were treated to an exciting spectacle.
Danny Hollands made a superb hat-trick for Portsmouth in 16 minutes of the half-time. But unfortunately, it was not enough to secure good points for Pompey because of Argyll indomitable display.
Hourihane said: “It was a fantastic game to play in and a great way to finish the season. These are the two biggest teams in League Two by a million miles, and you want to play in atmospheres like that. It’s something we want more of next season. We will come back bigger and better.
“We will be looking to improve on our 10th position, and minimum of the play-offs. Fingers crossed. Portsmouth have got a fantastic fanbase and some good players in their team. I’m sure both of us will be fighting for similar spots next season.”
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