John Sheridan baffled by Plymouth Argyle's poor show after break
Manager John Sheridan could not come up with any answers for Plymouth Argyle's poor second-half performance in their 2-1 defeat by Morecambe on Saturday.
The Pilgrims, chasing a third consecutive victory, took the lead in the 27th minute with a penalty from Reuben Reid. But Morecambe equalised almost immediately from the restart with a goal from Kevin Ellison.
Argyle showed good attacking intent in the first half, but completely lost their way after the interval and an opportunist 83rd-minute strike from Padraig Amond ensured three points for Morecambe.
Sheridan thought it was a missed opportunity to put another win on the board. He said: "How can you concede ten seconds after you have scored? That's mentally switching off and not being organised from a kick-off."
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Instead, Ellison capitalised on some less than decisive defending as he strode into the Argyle penalty area and fired the ball past goalkeeper Luke McCormick.
Sheridan added: "It puts Morecambe on the front foot. It's just a joke the way we conceded the goal."
Argyle had one good chance to restore their lead when centre-back Neal Trotman had a header saved by Barry Roche in the 58th minute.
Sheridan said: "We just didn't get hold of the ball. Too many players went missing in the second half. I haven't got the answers. Everything is good in training. We are bright and work our socks off."