Argyle’s character shone through on Tuesday night at Home Park as the Pilgrims came back from a one goal deficit at half time to grab all three points against a quality Derby side.
The visitors went ahead in the 17th minute through Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Argyle laboured to no avail until the break.
Manager Steven Schumacher’s half time team talk had the desired effect, and the Greens came out for the second half like a team possessed. Their first fruits of their efforts came in the 59th minute when substitute Callum Wright, who had been on for all of three minutes, fired home to bring Argyle level.
The home side piled on the pressure and were rewarded in the 70th minute. The referee pointed to the spot as Finn Azaz was brought down in the box and Ryan Hardie stepped up for the penalty, sending Joe Wildsmith in the Derby goal the wrong way.
All three points to the Greens and on to another big game at Barnsley on Saturday.