I have no grumbles or complaints

Last updated : 06 December 2004 By Tony Scholes

Plymouth had been struggling at home and had failed to win any of their previous three games at Home Park. So it was something of a relief for manager Bobby Williamson to get that first home win since the beginning of October.

Williamson said after the game, “We are pleased. I felt we deserved the points today. We worked very, very hard, had most of the play and most of the attempts on goal.

“It would have been a sore one to take if we had dropped any points today.”

He also thought that his side should have had a penalty earlier in the game and added, “I felt the penalty was long overdue. We had a couple of valid claims and we never got them.”

We have been used to the losing managers recently suggesting that the result was unfair, Mark McGhee and Dennis Wise both incredibly thought their sides deserved to beat us.

Steve Cotterill though is fair and admitted that the result was the right one. “To be fair, they were the better side throughout,” he admitted.

“I have no grumbles or complaints and we have got no qualms about the result. They were better than us today and they deserved their win fair and square. It was a good team performance from Plymouth and they looked a good side from the start.”

Steve Cotterill, like Bobby Williamson, thought we were very fortunate to escape the first half penalty that saw the incompetent Lee Probert book the Plymouth player for diving.

“It all started from the first ten minutes really,” he added. “I thought it was a penalty in the first half and they had earned the one in the last minute.”

On the substitution he said, “It was a tactical change bringing on John McGreal but I would have preferred not to bring him on. I had to have him on the bench because young Matt O’Neill has tweaked a hamstring. John turned out to be one of our better players.”