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20 January 2018

Goal scorer delighted to send Latics supporters home happy on their long journey back to Wigan.

  • Gavin Massey reflects on Latics' 3-1 at Plymouth Argyle.
  • Forward delighted to send supporters home happy as Latics strengthened their position as league leaders.
  • Latics five points clear at the top of Sky Bet League One.

Gavin Massey put Latics 2-1 in front on their way to a 3-1 victory over Plymouth Argyle in Sky Bet League One, but the forward believes Will Grigg's equaliser was the key moment of the game and an impressive way to react to conceding Graham Carey's penalty for the hosts.

Speaking to iFollow Latics at Home Park, Massey said:

"Scoring and replying straight away was massive. Powelly's ball was unbelievable and Griggy tapped it in to drag us level. That was the key moment of the game for me.

"We've got quality players in the team who can turn games like the flick of a switch and we saw that today with the equaliser.

"The mentality is good and the boys are buzzing especially backing up the win in midweek."

On his own finish and fifth goal of the season, Massey continued:

"It was a nice tidy finish. Max (Power) was driving with the ball as we broke. We had options with Nath (Byrne) running down the right and then he slipped a great pass into me to finish."

Massey had Latics ahead on the stroke of half time, with Dan Burn rounding off the win in the second half, but the 25-year-old said there was a tinge of disappointment in not keeping what would have been a record equalling consecutive league clean sheet.

"It was disappointing that we didn't equal the clean sheet record for Christian (Walton), but like he said before the game, we weren't focusing on that. We'll regroup and the penalty was disappointing, but we've only conceded 13 goals in the league which shows that the back four and Christian have been different class.

"Credit to Plymouth, they put us under a lot of pressure from the very first minute.

"It was a difficult game, but we dug in. It wasn't the nicest of games for us to showcase our ability, but these wins are just as important."

459 Latics supporters made the long journey to Devon to see their side to victory, a trip that was very much appreciated by Massey and his team mates.

"The supporters who made the journey were different class. It's a long way to get hear, so we're really grateful for their backing all day and they got to see a good display from the boys. Credit to them and a safe journey home."

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