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Notts County 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Nauris Bulvitis' first goal in English football handed Plymouth their first victory of the season as they ground out a 2-1 win at Notts County to end a three-game losing run.

Jake Jervis had earlier opened Plymouth's account for the season with a clinical strike before veteran striker Jon Stead hauled County level.

But Bulvitis, signed in the summer from Spartaks Jurmala, rose highest to meet Connor Smith's 32nd-minute corner and bag the Pilgrims all three points.

Sonny Bradley came to Plymouth's rescue after 10 minutes when he cleared a Stead shot off the line before Matt Tootle's follow-up was blocked by Oscar Threlkeld.

It was Argyle, through, who opened the scoring five minutes later when Gary Miller intercepted a wayward pass and found Jervis, who drilled a low shot into the bottom corner.

Notts were behind for just three minutes as Stead broke free down the right, cut into the box, beat two players and fired an effort past Luke McCormick.

Home debutant Louis Laing had a shot blocked and headed over, either side of Bradley slicing a clearance against his own woodwork.

Sloppy defending from Notts, though, handed Argyle the initiative once more as Latvian international Bulvitus nodded in Smith's corner.

Jonathan Forte flicked a header just wide early in the second half and Tootle nodded Alex Rodman's cross off target, while in a rare Plymouth attack, Graham Carey's shot was kept out by Adam Collin.

McCormick brilliantly kept out Thierry Audel's shot in injury time as Plymouth hung on to the points.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 31Audel
  • 5Duffy
  • 14Laing
  • 3DickinsonBooked at 7mins
  • 2TootleSubstituted forCampbellat 76'minutes
  • 8O'Connor
  • 23Rodman
  • 33Opoku AborahBooked at 41mins
  • 11Forte
  • 30SteadSubstituted forOliverat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Smith
  • 7Snijders
  • 9Oliver
  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke

Plymouth

  • 23McCormickBooked at 88mins
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 84mins
  • 15Bradley
  • 2MillerBooked at 37mins
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 10CareySubstituted forPurringtonat 83'minutes
  • 6SmithBooked at 41mins
  • 3SawyerBooked at 90mins
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forSlewat 68'minutes
  • 14JervisSubstituted forDonaldsonat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Goodwillie
  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 16Purrington
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,718

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts CountyAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

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

Booking

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Alex Rodman.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Richard Duffy (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Michael O'Connor (Notts County).

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

Booking

Luke McCormick (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Adam Campbell (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Alex Rodman (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Graham Carey because of an injury.

Foul by Alex Rodman (Notts County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces Jake Jervis.

Attempt saved. Richard Duffy (Notts County) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Attempt missed. Adam Campbell (Notts County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Matt Tootle.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Vadaine Oliver replaces Jon Stead.

Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Alex Rodman (Notts County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Stanley Aborah (Notts County).

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

Stanley Aborah (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces James Spencer because of an injury.

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Notts County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton32106247
2Colchester32106337
3Mansfield32105327
4Crawley32103127
5Morecambe32014316
6Barnet31204225
7Hartlepool31206515
8Crewe31205415
9Carlisle31203215
10Leyton Orient31114224
11Blackpool31114314
12Yeovil31113214
13Doncaster31114404
14Wycombe31113304
15Accrington311145-14
16Grimsby31025503
17Cheltenham30303303
18Newport310245-13
19Plymouth310225-33
20Portsmouth302113-22
21Notts County301225-31
22Cambridge301214-31
23Stevenage301226-41
24Exeter300315-40
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