Plymouth Argyle lost back-to-back home games for the first time under Ryan Lowe’s management.
They were undone by Peterborough United, namely Jonson Clarke-Harris and Siriki Dembele, who proved themselves a handful for the Pilgrims in the end.
The only goal of the match came in the 41st minute. A smart pass from Dembele found Clarke-Harris unmarked in the box, the striker took a touch before rifling an effort under the legs of Argyle custodian Mike Cooper.
“I am proud of the reaction of the boys from Saturday”
“They had a tough time on the weekend with the result and reaction.”
Argyle struggled against the high press of Fleetwood, who ran rampant - scoring five.
“I wanted a reaction from them and they certainly gave that tonight, they just did not give the result we wanted.
“Did we have some chances to potentially score, yes we certainly did but overall, I am pleased with the attitude and commitment of the boys.
“We have come to Peterborough and we have gone toe-to-toe with a team that will finish in the top three certainly this season.”
“You don’t want to lose any games especially two on the bounce”
While this is only the first time that, as Argyle manager, Lowe has lost back-to-back league fixtures, he certainly will not want a repeat.
“We are in a bigger league now than we were last season with better players and better sides that are more organised, but we are finding our feet.
“That is our 12th game in the league and we have had one drubbing. We will not have two, we will not have three.
“If our lads keep showing a commitment and a desire the way they did today and play the football we want them to then we will be fine.”
“We know what we need to do, we know where we need to pick points up and we know how to do it”
Argyle have a stint of home games to look forward to, starting this Saturday where they welcome Lincoln City to Home Park in the second round of the FA Cup.
The winner will go into the hat alongside the newly added Premier League clubs – namely the top six.