Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams felt his side paid the price for not making enough clear-cut chances in their 3-0 defeat against Luton Town on Saturday.
Although the Pilgrims enjoyed the better of the opening stages, they failed to ever really test Christian Walton, with David Goodwillie’s acrobatic overhead volley they closest they came.
Hatters weathered the storm though and were the better side for long periods, running out comfortable winners with goals from Danny Hylton, Jack Marriott and Jonathan Smith, as Adams told the Argyle official website: “We obviously knew that the game was going to be a difficult match.
“I thought we started the game very well; we took the game to Luton.
“We didn’t really create enough chances. We had the ball in and around the area without making any clear-cut chances. We probably didn’t get a break of the ball. Our crossing wasn’t good enough today, when we did get ourselves into a wider area.
“We haven’t worked their goalkeeper enough. Over the 90 minutes we’ve got enough players on the pitch who are capable of that. For one reason or another, it didn’t go our way.
“Luton had a good number of players in and around that area, where they defended the ball well. When it did fall to us we didn’t get a shot off, or we probably didn’t choose the right option.
“It’s very difficult after a defeat to praise anybody today. It’s a day where you’ve got to take collective responsibility, to move forward to the next game. It’s a disappointing fact that we’ve lost our first game of the season.”