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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Mansfield Town

Midfielder Graham Carey was back to his imperious, goal-scoring best with a brace as Plymouth Argyle beat Mansfield Town in League Two at Home Park.

The two-goal home hero opened his season's account in the 19th minute direct from a free-kick wide on the right, deftly curling the ball through the visiting defence and into the far corner.

Carey doubled the home advantage six minutes later as he waltzed through the middle of the Stags' defence before clipping the ball past goakeeper Brian Jensen.

It was Jensen who prevented Carey opening his account in the sixth minute with a fingertip save, diving low to his right to keep out the midfielder's measured 15-yard shot.

Mansfield did their best to respond, with Mitchell Rose firing over when well placed on the edge of the box in the 42nd minute after being teed up by Matt Green.

Stags midfielder Chris Clements fired just over as Town made a better start to the second half while Carey sent an effort wide as he sought his hat-trick in the final minute.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15BradleyBooked at 20mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 6SmithSubstituted forPurringtonat 90+1'minutes
  • 4Songo'o
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14JervisSubstituted forGoodwillieat 70'minutes
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forSlewat 87'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Carey

Substitutes

  • 7Goodwillie
  • 8Slew
  • 16Purrington
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
  • 24Fox
  • 27Tanner

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 2Bennett
  • 15Howkins
  • 4Collins
  • 3Benning
  • 7Chapman
  • 14HurstSubstituted forHamiltonat 62'minutes
  • 19RoseSubstituted forTaftat 77'minutes
  • 8Clements
  • 23HemmingsSubstituted forHendersonat 45'minutes
  • 10Green

Substitutes

  • 6Taft
  • 11Baxendale
  • 22Hamilton
  • 24McGuire
  • 34Henderson
  • 36Law
  • 37Hakeem
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,935

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Jordan Slew.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Connor Smith.

Booking

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces James Spencer.

Foul by Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle).

Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. George Taft replaces Mitch Rose.

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

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Adam Chapman (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Darius Henderson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town).

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Kyle Howkins (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Rhys Bennett (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Ryan Donaldson.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. CJ Hamilton replaces Kevan Hurst.

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Collins (Mansfield Town).

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Nauris Bulvitis.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe43015329
2Crawley42204228
3Luton42117437
4Leyton Orient42116337
5Colchester42116517
6Doncaster42115417
7Mansfield42115507
8Barnet41305326
9Crewe41306516
10Carlisle41305416
11Plymouth420245-16
12Blackpool41214315
13Hartlepool41217705
14Portsmouth41213305
15Wycombe41213305
16Yeovil41123304
17Newport411256-14
18Accrington411257-24
19Notts County411246-24
20Stevenage411247-34
21Grimsby410367-13
22Cheltenham403134-13
23Exeter410336-33
24Cambridge402236-32
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