Derek Adams: Plymouth Argyle 'could have scored five' in Exeter City derby win

Derek Adams
Derek Adams had never previously led Plymouth Argyle to a league win over Exeter City

Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams believes his side could have won the Devon derby with Exeter City by as many as five goals.

The League Two leaders eased to a 2-0 win at their biggest rivals thanks to first-half strikes from Graham Carey and Paul Arnold Garita.

"We could've probably gone on to win by four or five," Adams BBC Radio Devon.

"If we had come away from here as 5-0 winners nobody would have said anything about it."

The 41-year-old former Ross County boss continued: "We were in total control of the game from a defensive point of view and an attacking point of view.

"I saw a banner before the game and what I would like to say is Devon is green and white tonight."

The victory was the Pilgrims' seventh in succession in all competitions and moves them two points clear at the top of the division.

The club missed out on promotion to League One last season after being beaten in the play-off final by AFC Wimbledon in May.

"We had big performances throughout the team today, and you have to have that when you come away from home - it's a hostile atmosphere and we dealt well with it," said Adams.

"This is a difficult league, it's not easy to win games in this league and we've gone on to win six in a row in the league and one in the cup.

"It's shown today that we've got very good mental strength and we've got very good players in our team."

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