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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Mansfield Town

Plymouth Argyle moved into the League Two play-off places after beating Mansfield at Home Park, who dropped towards the relegation zone.

Anthony O'Connor gave the hosts the perfect start with a looping header after just two minutes.

And Argyle doubled their lead when Carl McHugh nodded home just after the hour.

Vadaine Oliver's acrobatic goal pulled one back immediately, but the Stags are now two places above the bottom two.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 19O'Connor
  • 16McHughSubstituted forJonesat 70'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 11Blizzard
  • 21LeeSubstituted forCoxat 70'minutes
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidSubstituted forAnsahat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 4Cox
  • 8Banton
  • 14Harvey
  • 20Jones
  • 27Ansah
  • 28Brunt

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 18BeeversBooked at 33mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 12McGuire
  • 28Clements
  • 20Thomas
  • 17LambeSubstituted forFisherat 89'minutes
  • 25OliverSubstituted forHearnat 79'minutes
  • 11BinghamSubstituted forRheadat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fisher
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Hearn
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 19Marsden
  • 32Raynes
  • 36Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
6,626

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 1.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

Hand ball by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Reggie Lambe.

Hand ball by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Callum Elder.

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

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

Attempt missed. Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Liam Hearn replaces Vadaine Oliver.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Zak Ansah replaces Reuben Reid.

Foul by Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle).

Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Olly Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gethin Jones replaces Carl McHugh because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 1. Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Vadaine Oliver (Mansfield Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 0. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lee Beevers.

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

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matthew Rhead replaces Rakish Bingham.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton42259860342684
2Shrewsbury42258965283783
3Wycombe422114762412177
4Bury412271255391673
5Southend412012948351372
6Stevenage421811135850865
7Plymouth4218101449321764
8Newport421711144748-162
9Luton421710154943661
10Exeter421613135759-261
11Northampton42176196155657
12Morecambe421512154747057
13Wimbledon421413155256-455
14Portsmouth421314154950-153
15Dag & Red42157205055-552
16Oxford Utd421215154348-551
17Accrington42149195369-1651
18Cambridge421212185557-248
19York421018144346-348
20Carlisle42136235069-1945
21Mansfield42129213455-2145
22Hartlepool42117243362-2940
23Tranmere42912214359-1639
24Cheltenham42813213662-2637
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