League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Plymouth claimed their first win of 2015 with victory over Accrington.

Lewis Alessandra cut in from the left and steered the ball past Stanley keeper Scott Davies from a tight angle to give the home side a deserved lead.

Just before the goal, Josh Windass had nearly put the visitors ahead from the edge of the area, but Reuben Reid, Olly Lee and Alessandra all went close as Argyle searched for a second.

Davies raced off his line to deny Pilgrims top scorer Reid late on.

John Sheridan's promotion-chasing side ended a seven-match streak without a win, and now sit in eighth place, two points outside the play-off places.

Accrington slip to 19th, five points clear of the relegation zone.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 19O'Connor
  • 21LeeBooked at 69minsSubstituted forCoxat 70'minutes
  • 27Talbot
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 20Flanagan
  • 28Brunt

Accrington

  • 30Davies
  • 16Hunt
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forLiddleat 45'minutes
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 52mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 23Barry
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forNaismithat 61'minutes
  • 8Windass
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forMaguireat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Buxton
  • 3Liddle
  • 11Naismith
  • 19Maguire
  • 21Bruna
  • 24Proctor
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,005

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Booking

Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Antony Barry (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Terry Gornell.

Attempt blocked. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Olly Lee.

Booking

Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle).

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Attempt blocked. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Davies.

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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