League Two
Plymouth2Morecambe0

Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Morecambe

Graham Carey
Graham Carey previously played in Scotland for Ross County, St Mirren and Celtic

Plymouth extended their lead at the top of League Two to five points with a comfortable win over Morecambe.

Graham Carey's rasping 20-yard strike gave the home side an early lead following good play from Craig Tanner.

Tanner soon doubled Argyle's advantage with a fantastic curling shot which went in off the post.

The Shrimps' best chance of the game fell to Jamie Devitt, but his long-range shot was saved by keeper Luke McCormick as Argyle saw out the win.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3SawyerSubstituted forPurringtonat 89'minutes
  • 4McHugh
  • 20BoatengSubstituted forSimpsonat 54'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10CareyBooked at 42mins
  • 27TannerBooked at 43minsSubstituted forThrelkeldat 81'minutes
  • 17Brunt

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 21Bittner
  • 24Rooney
  • 26Threlkeld

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2Beeley
  • 6Edwards
  • 22Parrish
  • 3McGowan
  • 13GoodallBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMolyneuxat 75'minutes
  • 15Wildig
  • 9Barkhuizen
  • 7DevittSubstituted forFlemingat 66'minutes
  • 11Ellison
  • 16MillerSubstituted forMullinat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Kenyon
  • 10Molyneux
  • 12Mullin
  • 17Fleming
  • 19Wilson
  • 20Thompson
  • 27Kelleher
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
7,574

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Morecambe 0.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Andrew Fleming (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Gary Sawyer.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Shaun Beeley.

Attempt blocked. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Aaron Wildig (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Craig Tanner.

Attempt missed. Paul Mullin (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Lee Molyneux replaces Alan Goodall.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Andrew Fleming (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

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

Foul by Shaun Beeley (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Andrew Fleming replaces Jamie Devitt.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Paul Mullin replaces Shaun Miller.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Barry Roche.

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

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Miller (Morecambe).

Delay in match Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Tom Barkhuizen (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Simpson replaces Hiram Boateng because of an injury.

Delay in match Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth16112325111435
2Oxford Utd1686227151230
3Portsmouth167722314928
4Accrington168442417728
5Northampton168442621528
6Mansfield167542213926
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Carlisle167542928126
9Wycombe157442013725
10Wimbledon167452423125
11Morecambe167273129223
12Bristol Rovers157261918123
13Exeter166462123-222
14Notts County166462123-222
15Crawley166371924-521
16Barnet166282326-320
17Cambridge165562124-320
18Luton155462521419
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage163581930-1114
21Newport163491526-1113
22York162681826-812
23Dag & Red151681729-129
24Yeovil1623111729-129
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