Argyle still looking for a win

A familiar mix of encouraging signs but fatal flaws saw Argyle's losing run extend to three games.

When analysed, one can find another Pilgrims performance filled with endeavour, heart and courage, with an admirable never-say-die attitude.

On the surface, though, it is a defeat without scoring, with a canny League One on hand to capitalise on Argyle failing to convert pressure into goals.

Aidan Nesbitt scored an early goal for MK Dons, which would turn out to be their winner, and Argyle's caused was hardly helped by the 33rd minute dismissal of Graham Carey. That said, although the playmaker's indiscretion was a poor tackle, the red card he got for it seemed on the harsh side.

A man down, Argyle still dominated the play, but were kept at arms length of finding a precious equaliser.

Derek Adams named an unchanged starting 11 from the team that had lost at Walsall the previous Saturday. On that occasion, as so often this season, the Pilgrims had started very brightly, lost a goal against the run of play, then found matters difficult.

Argyle 0 MK Dons 1

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