Kyle Letheren- 6. Upon his return to the side following Remi Matthews becoming a father in the early hours of Saturday morning, Letheren was largely untested in a solid Argyle performance in which the win was fully deserved. He was perhaps caught somewhere in no man’s land for the goal but his command of area and kicking were good on the rare occasions he was called upon.
Oscar Threlkeld-8. Threlkeld continued his fantastic run of form since his return to the side with a performance that gave Peterborough no joy whatsoever down their left hand side. In addition, he got up and down the line well to provide an attacking threat when needed.
Zak Vyner- 8. MOTM. In an era where Argyle’s defence has been solid for years, we have had a lot of good centre-backs. None of them however quite match up to Vyner whose composure (amongst other things) remains unrivalled. You never feel in danger of conceding when he is near the ball, not to mention his ability to start attacks with pinpoint passes out of defence.
Sonny Bradley-6. He was at fault for the first goal where his error in clearing the ball left League One’s top scorer in a one vs one situation with Kyle Letheren, a scenario in which the odds were always against Argyle. He was generally not quite his best self throughout the game but redeemed himself with a biting tackle in stoppage time after Argyle had taken the lead to prevent another one vs one situation which could have led to a heartbreaking equaliser.
Gary Sawyer-7. A fantastic cross which was placed perfectly for Ryan Taylor’s opener was Sawyer’s standout contribution but he was in general to thank for Argyle barely being troubled almost as much as Threlkeld on the other side. An all round good performance in both the defensive and attacking sense.
David Fox-8. The deep lying playmaker had his best game in a few, constantly recycling possession (picking out the best options, not merely doing so aimlessly) in the middle of the park that allowed the attacking players to create chances. His defensive positioning was also good, consistently being in the right area of the field to intercept Peterborough clearances.
Jamie Ness- 7. Ness had an uncharacteristically frustrating second half, with a fair few passes going astray but his first half display was simply superb. His tackling and pressing were as pivotal as ever to Argyle winning the midfield battles and controlling most of the game as we did.
Moses Makasi-7. Makasi had a game that was in some ways the mirror image of Ness’. A poor first half where not a lot went for him but he was excellent in the second, involved in much of our creative play and bursting forward from midfield in a Sarcevic-esque fashion to stretch the defensive ranks. Less said about that shot that went out for a throw-in, the better!
Ruben Lameiras-5. Lameiras has been an excellent player for us since returning to the team in December but it cannot be denied that he had a poor game on Saturday. He was very actively involved but his end product was poor, a huge amount of his passes going awry. He also hit a very tame shot directly at the Peterborough goalkeeper from less than 10 yards out in the second half, which would have seen Argyle take the lead.
Graham Carey-8. A fantastic game all round from Carey who, as in the past three seasons, appears to be returning to his very best form as the season enters its closing stages. In addition to his classy build up play, when the pressure was truly on, he converted the winning penalty for his 14th goal of the season: as he said he would.
Ryan Taylor-8. Taylor too appears to be back to his bristling best after a run of form that was somewhat underwhelming in the previous few games. As well as getting our all important equalising goal, the big striker won almost every aerial battle to allow Argyle to build from the knock down and flick ons.
Joel Grant-7. A fiery performance from the wide forward, adding attacking impetus to our play after coming on. Was unlucky not to score but for a superb save by the Peterborough keeper from a one vs one situation.