It's mission accomplished for Argyle

ARGYLE’S 6-1 victory over Newport County marked one thing in the mind of Derek Adams, for both this season and his tenure at Argyle: mission accomplished.

Sky Bet League One football now awaits the Pilgrims in the 2017-18 season, as an emphatic victory over the Exiles secured an automatic promotion spot. Argyle’s ascent to English football’s third tier was sealed in style, as doubles from Jake Jervis and Matty Kennedy, as well as superb strikes from Ryan Taylor and Graham Carey, sent a packed-out Home Park into an unforgettable frenzy.

“We’ve played in a manner that this football club likes,” said Derek. “We had a great all-round performance. We got players that have put in a terrific shift throughout the season, and they’ve been able to score goals. We’ve seen today the standards they can play to.

“Today was going to be a difficult match. Newport were trying to get a win that would take them out of the bottom [two], and we were trying to get that win to get us automatic promotion – and we’ve certainly done that today."