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Plymouth Argyle 3-2 York City

Reuben Reid
Reuben Reid scored his 50 goal for Plymouth in his 161 appearance for the club

Plymouth Argyle climbed back into the automatic promotion places with a win over relegation-threatened York City.

Jamille Matt's strike put Argyle ahead and Reuben Reid added to the lead from the penalty spot after Matt was fouled.

Will Boyle's own goal should have put the game out of reach, but York's Russell Penn pulled one back with a drilled finish after the break.

Luke Summerfield's late penalty ensured a nervy finish, but Argyle held on to close the gap on Oxford to two points.

Plymouth also have a game in hand on second-placed Oxford, who drew with Cambridge United.

York have still not won away since 5 September and are seven points from safety with seven games to go.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on York v Plymouth

"I thought we played well, that's the frustrating thing.

"We started the game well with a few chances and a few blocks and came close.

"Three-nil at half time, obviously was a test of character and I thought in the second half we were fantastic.

"It's probably the best we've played for a while."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 28ForsterBooked at 86mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14Jervis
  • 32HoughtonSubstituted forTannerat 80'minutes
  • 4McHugh
  • 10CareySubstituted forWyldeat 81'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBoatengat 62'minutes
  • 19Matt

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 8Simpson
  • 11Wylde
  • 16Purrington
  • 20Boateng
  • 27Tanner
  • 31Dorel

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 27Hendrie
  • 16Winfield
  • 31Boyle
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 10PennSubstituted forBerrettat 90+3'minutes
  • 8Summerfield
  • 5BennettSubstituted forRiordanat 88'minutes
  • 7Coulson
  • 26Alessandra
  • 32FewsterBooked at 45minsSubstituted forOliverat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Berrett
  • 9Oliver
  • 12Riordan
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
  • 33McEvoy
  • 37Galbraith
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,571

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamYork
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home9
Away7
Fouls
Home17
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, York City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, York City 2.

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

Foul by Luke Summerfield (York City).

Attempt missed. Dave Winfield (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle).

Luke Hendrie (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. James Berrett replaces Russell Penn because of an injury.

Delay in match Russell Penn (York City) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Derek Riordan (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Luke Hendrie (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dave Winfield.

Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Hendrie.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Derek Riordan replaces Scot Bennett.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, York City 2. Luke Summerfield (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Booking

Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Jordan Forster (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty York City. William Boyle draws a foul in the penalty area.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jordan Forster.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (York City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Graham Carey.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Jordan Houghton.

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

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vadaine Oliver (York City).

Attempt missed. Scot Bennett (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Vadaine Oliver (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewis Alessandra (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton39268571393286
2Oxford Utd402013769363373
3Plymouth392181056352171
4Accrington392010963441970
5Bristol Rovers392151361402168
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe391710124134761
8Leyton Orient391611125351259
9Carlisle38141595855357
10Wimbledon381511125547856
11Exeter391511135453156
12Cambridge391510145351255
13Mansfield391411144946353
14Luton38158155251153
15Barnet39149165157-651
16Crawley39138184360-1747
17Hartlepool37126193955-1642
18Newport391011184056-1641
19Notts County38118194766-1941
20Morecambe38117205767-1040
21Yeovil38912173650-1439
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York39610234374-3128
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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