Branston pleased to win against Rochdale
Centre-back Guy Branston admitted that Plymouth Argyle put in a "Jekyll and Hyde" performance as they beat Rochdale 1-0 at Home Park on Saturday.
It was the Pilgrims' second successive win and moved them up to ninth position in League Two after four games.
Argyle led 1-0 at half-time after a dominant display and a 25th-minute penalty from striker Reuben Reid.
But Rochdale rallied strongly in the second period and they put their hosts under a lot of pressure but could not come up with an equaliser.
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Branston, 34, said: "As a defender, it's always great to keep a clean-sheet. It was a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde performance if I'm honest.
"The first half, we were on the front foot and in their faces. In the second half we sat back and they [Rochdale] had a lot of the ball.
"Luckily, we held tight and ground out the result. It was Jekyll and Hyde, but that's two wins out of two, which is brilliant."
Argyle striker Marvin Morgan had three good chances in the first half, but was denied by goalkeeper Josh Lillis on each occasion.
Captain Conor Hourihane also hit the crossbar with a powerful shot, while Rochdale could not come up with much in response.
However, it was a different story after the break. Branston said: "We were probably a bit disappointed to come in at half-time and not have been two or three up.
"Then, they had an early opportunity to score at the start of the second half and we were on the back foot.
"You give a good team like Rochdale the ball and they will hurt you. That's what they were doing, and fair dos to them."