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Northampton Town 0-2 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle secured a 2-0 victory against Northampton Town with goals from Graham Carey and Jake Jervis.

Carey raced clear to slot home past goalkeeper Adam Smith for Plymouth's opener, although the Cobblers almost equalised immediately but Ryan Cresswell headed over the crossbar.

Plymouth secured the win in the second half when Jervis finished from a tight angle after Carey's corner.

The Cobblers' misery was compounded when Josh Lelan was sent off late on.

Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder tells BBC Radio Northampton:

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Wilder on Northampton v Plymouth

"It became a game where we lost a lot of belief very, very quickly. The quality was not up to the standards our players have shown.

"We played a way that is not the way we try to play. When you don't play in a natural way then you come unstuck.

"If we'd have got something out of the game then it wouldn't have been deserved."

Line-ups

Northampton

  • 1Smith
  • 12LelanBooked at 90mins
  • 5DiamondBooked at 90mins
  • 6Cresswell
  • 16Buchanan
  • 15PotterSubstituted forCalvert-Lewinat 45'minutes
  • 19Watson
  • 8ByromSubstituted forCorryat 76'minutes
  • 10AdamsSubstituted forHoskinsat 63'minutes
  • 7D'Ath
  • 9Richards

Substitutes

  • 14Hoskins
  • 17Corry
  • 18McDonald
  • 20Calvert-Lewin
  • 21O'Toole
  • 22Hackett
  • 26Clarke

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHughBooked at 54mins
  • 20BoatengSubstituted forTannerat 82'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forSimpsonat 45'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 16'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 21Bittner
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
4,505

Match Stats

Home TeamNorthamptonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home6
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Josh Lelan (Northampton Town) for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

Booking

Zander Diamond (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Zander Diamond (Northampton Town).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

Booking

Josh Lelan (Northampton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Josh Lelan (Northampton Town).

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

(Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Hiram Boateng.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Paul Corry replaces Joel Byrom.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Northampton Town).

Goal!

Goal! Northampton Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graham Carey.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Zander Diamond.

Attempt saved. Ryan Cresswell (Northampton Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Northampton Town. Sam Hoskins replaces Nicky Adams.

Corner, Northampton Town. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Joel Byrom (Northampton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan Cresswell.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Adam Smith.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Buchanan (Northampton Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient4400113812
2Wycombe431071610
3Plymouth43019369
4Bristol Rovers43015239
5Hartlepool43015329
6Portsmouth42208448
7Cambridge42119817
8Exeter421156-17
9Oxford Utd41307526
10Northampton42024406
11Crawley41215325
12Mansfield41214315
13Accrington41213305
14Wimbledon411246-24
15Morecambe411246-24
16Notts County411246-24
17Stevenage411247-34
18York411225-34
19Yeovil410357-23
20Carlisle4031710-33
21Barnet410337-43
22Luton402257-22
23Newport401349-51
24Dag & Red401339-61
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