League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Mansfield Town

Ryan Brunt
Ryan Brunt's brace kept Plymouth five points behind leaders Northampton

Plymouth Argyle kept their League Two promotion hopes on track with a convincing win over Mansfield Town.

Plymouth's Gregg Wylde fired in the opener with a stunning volley from outside the box past Scott Shearer.

Ryan Brunt doubled the advantage from the penalty spot after Peter Hartley was fouled by Krystian Pearce.

Mansfield's Ryan Tafazolli hit the post with a header, before Brunt completed the scoring when he deftly turned Jake Jervis' cross into the far corner.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28Forster
  • 5Nelson
  • 6HartleyBooked at 45mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 4McHugh
  • 27TannerSubstituted forJervisat 65'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 81mins
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forPurringtonat 85'minutes
  • 17BruntSubstituted forReidat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 7Nardiello
  • 9Reid
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Purrington
  • 21Bittner
  • 24Rooney

Mansfield

  • 1Shearer
  • 6Collins
  • 5Pearce
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 3Benning
  • 24McGuire
  • 31BaxendaleSubstituted forAlfeiat 45'minutes
  • 8ClementsBooked at 79mins
  • 17BlairSubstituted forThomasat 56'minutes
  • 9BeardsleySubstituted forYussufat 54'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 7Chapman
  • 12Jensen
  • 18Yussuf
  • 19Lambe
  • 20Thomas
  • 23Kavanagh
  • 27Alfei
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
7,494

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home23
Away9
Shots on Target
Home12
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Mansfield Town 0.

Foul by Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Reuben Reid replaces Ryan Brunt.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Gregg Wylde.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Mansfield Town 0. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jake Jervis.

Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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

Booking

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Shearer.

Attempt saved. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Daniel Alfei (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jamie McGuire (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Jack Thomas (Mansfield Town).

Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Craig Tanner.

Foul by Matt Green (Mansfield Town).

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

Matt Green (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton29204555312464
2Plymouth30185746262059
3Oxford Utd291510448272155
4Wycombe3014793629749
5Portsmouth291212548262248
6Accrington27146747321548
7Mansfield32139104337648
8Bristol Rovers30145114032847
9Leyton Orient31121094645146
10Wimbledon29129846361045
11Cambridge31128114443144
12Carlisle2711974541442
13Exeter29117113941-240
14Luton31108134345-238
15Crawley31114163652-1637
16Morecambe31106155257-536
17Barnet29106133844-636
18Notts County28106124148-736
19Stevenage32810144254-1234
20Newport2979133343-1030
21Hartlepool2783162644-1827
22Yeovil3059163146-1524
23York2958163153-2223
24Dag & Red3048183054-2420
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