Date: 19th December 2009 at 8:12pm
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Plymouth Argyle slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Sky Blues to ruin Paul Mariner’s big day as he took charge of the Pilgrims for the first time at Home Park.

‘I can’t praise the players highly enough for their attitude and commitment,’ Mariner said after seeing Freddy Eastwood snatch a precious three points for Chris Coleman’s side.

‘We just got done when we were having our best spell. I am very positive. The players have been fantastic.

‘They are absolutely down in the dumps but there is no reason if they keep building on the performances of the second half at Preston and today.’