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Plymouth Argyle loss is tough to take for Carl Fletcher

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

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Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher could not believe his struggling side came away from their game against Chesterfield on Saturday without any reward.

A 66th-minute goal from Chesterfield striker Marc Richards condemned the Pilgrims to a sixth defeat in their last seven npower League Two games.

Fletcher thought the result was harsh on his players after the endeavour they put into the match. He said: "I'm going to end up sounding like a broken record. We have dominated the game in every sense.

"We had more attempts at goal, more possession and more corners. It just didn't bounce for us.

"It seems to be the way we're going. All the hard work we're putting in isn't rubbing off for us. We should have had a penalty in the second half but the referee didn't see that one.

"It's tough to take, really. The pleasing thing is the lads are playing well and working so hard for one another. That's a massive bonus for us. Obviously, the down side is we are just not getting results."

Fletcher continued: "We don't just smash the ball around and hope something goes our way. We try to get in certain areas. We try to make the right decisions at the right time.

"We've been working on getting on the front foot and really trying to keep teams penned in when we can. I thought we did that well. We just didn't have that little bit of luck to go our way."

Argyle had 16 attempts at goal compared to Chesterfield's six, and also forced 13 corners to the visitors' one. Fletcher said: "We could have easily won that game two or three-nil and been quite comfortable.

"I'm disappointed for the lads because they worked really hard and didn't get the rewards they deserved."

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