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Plymouth Argyle 4-1 Yeovil Town

Plymouth forward Jake Jervis scored twice as the League Two leaders beat Yeovil Town 4-1 at Home Park.

Argyle striker Jimmy Spencer scored a superb 39th-minute opener, shimmying his way past two defenders before sending an angled strike from the right into the far top corner.

Jervis doubled Argyle's lead four minutes later when his 20-yard effort spun off a defender's boot to wrong-foot keeper Artur Krysiak.

Yeovil's response was swift as skipper Darren Ward tapped in from a few yards out as Argyle failed to deal with a low 45th-minute cross from the right-hand side of the penalty area.

The Glovers should have levelled in the 50th minute when Ward's far-post cross fell to unmarked left-back Nathan Smith, whose diving header flew wide.

Playmaker Graham Carey nonchalantly swept the ball home on the run from 25 yards into the top corner as he spotted Krysiak out of position after 71 minutes to make it 3-1.

Jervis then profited from substitute Craig Tanner's unselfish play to claim his second goal four minutes from time.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 4Songo'o
  • 24FoxBooked at 7minsSubstituted forThrelkeldat 77'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10CareySubstituted forGoodwillieat 88'minutes
  • 11DonaldsonSubstituted forTannerat 82'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 9Spencer

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 8Slew
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
  • 27Tanner

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2ShephardSubstituted forMugabiat 68'minutes
  • 26Ward
  • 6Lacey
  • 11DicksonSubstituted forHedgesat 58'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 8Lawless
  • 16Butcher
  • 4Dolan
  • 7DawsonBooked at 67mins
  • 18McLeodSubstituted forCampbellat 75'minutes
  • 3SmithBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 5Mugabi
  • 10Khan
  • 12Maddison
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 19Campbell
  • 23Hedges
  • 28Whitfield
Referee:
Seb Stockbridge
Attendance:
8,529

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home12
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Yeovil Town 1.

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Lawless (Yeovil Town).

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Hedges (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Graham Carey.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Yeovil Town 1. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Tanner.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Bevis Mugabi (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Attempt blocked. Tahvon Campbell (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces David Fox.

Hand ball by Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tahvon Campbell replaces Izale McLeod.

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

Foul by Alex Lawless (Yeovil Town).

Nauris Bulvitis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Yeovil Town 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by David Fox.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town).

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

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt saved. Izale McLeod (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by David Fox.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Bevis Mugabi replaces Liam Shephard because of an injury.

Booking

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11812178925
2Doncaster116232214820
3Carlisle114701611519
4Luton115332012818
5Crawley115331313018
6Portsmouth115241812617
7Notts County105231714317
8Crewe114521515017
9Grimsby115151717016
10Morecambe105141618-216
11Colchester114341616015
12Accrington114341515015
13Hartlepool113621718-115
14Mansfield11353910-114
15Wycombe114251315-214
16Blackpool113441512313
17Leyton Orient113351214-212
18Barnet102621012-212
19Cambridge113351015-512
20Stevenage103251417-311
21Yeovil113171119-810
22Cheltenham111641215-39
23Exeter11308816-89
24Newport91351015-56
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