League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Cambridge United

Plymouth scored twice in the final nine minutes to beat Cambridge United and maintain their play-off push.

The mid-table U's, now winless in five League Two games, saw Sullay Kaikai's free-kick hit the bar and Luke McCormick make a superb save from Jordan Slew.

Olly Lee's overhead kick forced U's keeper Chris Dunn into action.

Late on, Dunn could only parry Bobby Reid's shot into the path of Ryan Brunt for the opener, before Lewis Alessandra's close-range finish.

Plymouth stay seventh in League Two, above Bury on goal difference.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 27Talbot
  • 17Reid
  • 19O'Connor
  • 21LeeSubstituted forCoxat 80'minutes
  • 13Holmes-DennisSubstituted forPurringtonat 88'minutes
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 11Blizzard
  • 28Brunt

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 19Ball
  • 4Coulson
  • 18Nelson
  • 3Taylor
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
  • 8Champion
  • 15Simpson
  • 31KaikaiSubstituted forChiedozieat 69'minutes
  • 9SlewSubstituted forAkintundeat 82'minutes
  • 10ElliottSubstituted forHuntat 27'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 6Miller
  • 13Norris
  • 14Hunt
  • 28Akintunde
  • 32Bird
  • 40Chiedozie
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
6,413

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 0.

Booking

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis because of an injury.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 0. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. James Akintunde replaces Jordan Slew.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Cambridge United 0. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Olly Lee.

Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Ball (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Champion (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Jordan Chiedozie replaces Sullay Kaikai.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Johnny Hunt.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

Foul by Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Johnny Hunt (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, Cambridge United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Cambridge United 0.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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