Plymouth boss John Sheridan praised strike duo Reuben Reid and Marvin Morgan following the Greens 1-0 win over Rochdale.
Morgan won the 25th minute penalty converted by Reid and Argyle should have extended their lead but Conor Hourihane curled a shot off the crossbar.
Sheridan admitted: "It's always a good habit not to concede and end up winning the game, which is a plus point.
"It can only breed a bit of confidence into the players.
"I think everybody could see it was a game of two halves, but it should never have got to that.
"We played really well in the first half, on the front foot, caused them loads of problems and should have had the game sewn up by half time.
"But with a team like Rochdale, who are very confident in the way they play and pass the ball, at 1-0 they believe they have got a chance and second half they came back into it to be fair to them.
"I thought we just took our foot off the pedal and I haven't got an answer for it. I tried to ask the players they didn't have an answer.
"I thought the front two caused them all sorts of problems and I told them to play off the front two.
"I was very pleased first half but now we have to turn that into a 90 minute performance."