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22 March 2016

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Striker happy with goalscoring run

Jack Marriott is delighted to be thriving on the service of midfielder Paddy McCourt.

The 21-year-old Town striker hit Saturday’s winner at Plymouth, taking a pass from McCourt in the first half.

It was Marriott’s 13th of the season, his fifth in seven games – two of which have come via the assisting boot of Northern Ireland international McCourt.

“When Paddy is running with the ball, running at pace, you know that if you make a run, in the tightest of spaces he'll find you,” the former Ipswich youngster said afterwards.

“He's played at a level where he will find you if you make those runs. 

“He's very good to play with, especially for someone like me who likes to get in behind. He'll find us and we'll get chances.

“As for the goal I’m delighted really. It seemed like I was stuck on eight for ages, but now it's five in my last seven so I'm absolutely delighted with that. Hopefully I'll score some more before the end of the season and fire us up the league.”

Although Plymouth dominated possession, the high-flying hosts only tested Jonathan Mitchell a handful of times as the Town held on to secure a 10th away win of the campaign.

“I think we deserved the points in the end,” Marriott said. “Maybe we could have made it a little more comfortable, but a 1-0 win, away from, especially after coming so far on the coach, you can't complain at that.

“I think I should have done better with my first chance [before the goa]. My touch took it past the defenders and I was a little bit wary of getting a nick on it and I just snatched at it slightly. Then a defender blocked one with his face earlier on, but I still back myself to score any chance that I get.”

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