Plymouth manager Peter Reid felt his side`s thumping 4-2 win at Sheffield Wednesday was no more than they deserved at the end of a traumatic week.
Joe Mason scored twice for the Pilgrims, who remain bottom after the 10-point penalty imposed for going into administration, but Reid believes his men have given themselves a "fighting chance" of avoiding relegation. Bondz N'Gala and Yannick Bolasie were also on target.
Reid said: "I think the victory was well deserved, we always looked dangerous on the break and we scored some good goals."
He added: "There was some energy about the players in training and they brought that into the game. All in all it was a good day for us."
Wednesday boss Gary Megson could hardly hide his fury after his side were condemned to a heavy defeat in front of their own fans.
Goals from Giles Coke and Reda Johnson were scant consolation for the Owls and they now lie 15 points adrift of the play-off places.
Megson said: "It was absolute chalk and cheese compared to the last two games.
"We didn't play anywhere near like the way we played at Bournemouth and Carlisle.
"We've been talking about the reasons why. I'm always frank with my views and we've asked the players what they think as well.
"What was said stays in the dressing room."
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