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Blackpool 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Nauris Bulvitis secured Plymouth a win over Blackpool, who played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Jack Payne was sent off six minutes into his debut.

The Seasiders missed a host of chances. In the 23rd minute Armand Gnanduillet was clear through on goal but Luke McCormick rushed out to block before Mark Cullen's downward header came back off the bar.

And Cullen missed a golden opportunity after 41 minutes when he met Brad Potts' cross but missed the target from six yards.

Plymouth took the lead five minutes after the break. Sam Slocombe initially produced a brilliant save to deny Ryan Donaldson but Argyle kept the pressure on and Bulvitis headed home Graham Carey's cross from six yards.

Gary Bowyer brought on Payne but his debut was short-lived as he brought down Jake Jervis and, as the last man, was shown a straight red card after 70 minutes.

Blackpool thought they had equalised with eight minutes remaining, but Gnanduillet's effort was superbly headed off the line by Gary Miller.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2Mellor
  • 15AldredBooked at 90mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 3Taylor
  • 8PottsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 78'minutes
  • 4McAlisterSubstituted forPayneat 64'minutesBooked at 70mins
  • 22Pugh
  • 23Daniel
  • 31Gnanduillet
  • 9CullenSubstituted forVassellat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vassell
  • 16Nolan
  • 17Yeates
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 25Boney
  • 26Cain
  • 28Payne

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 3SawyerSubstituted forPurringtonat 45'minutes
  • 6Smith
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 80mins
  • 11DonaldsonSubstituted forMillerat 72'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10CareySubstituted forTannerat 81'minutes
  • 9SpencerBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 8Slew
  • 16Purrington
  • 21Dorel
  • 24Fox
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
3,085

Match Stats

Home TeamBlackpoolAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Blackpool 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Blackpool 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Tom Aldred (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Bright Samuel (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt missed. Bright Samuel (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Attempt missed. Kyle Vassell (Blackpool) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Graham Carey.

Clark Robertson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Colin Daniel (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Brad Potts.

Booking

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Clark Robertson (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gary Miller replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Dismissal

Jack Payne (Blackpool) is shown the red card.

Foul by Jack Payne (Blackpool).

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

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morecambe540185312
2Luton5311104610
3Doncaster531195410
4Colchester531185310
5Mansfield531176110
6Carlisle52306429
7Plymouth53025509
8Portsmouth52214318
9Crawley52215508
10Leyton Orient52127527
11Notts County52127707
12Grimsby520311926
13Barnet51315416
14Cheltenham51315416
15Hartlepool51319906
16Crewe513167-16
17Blackpool51224405
18Newport512278-15
19Wycombe512235-25
20Accrington5113710-34
21Yeovil511347-34
22Stevenage5113612-64
23Exeter510437-43
24Cambridge502339-62
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