League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Doncaster Rovers

Plymouth ended their three-match losing run and returned to the top of League Two with victory over Doncaster.

The hosts took a 33rd-minute lead when playmaker Graham Carey pounced to whisk the ball away from Rovers left back Niall Mason as he tried to control a pass from keeper Marko Marosi.

Carey swept forward from the right and fired home from a central position just outside the penalty area, curling the ball into the corner past the outstretched Marosi.

Argyle doubled their lead from the spot in the 63rd minute after Doncaster's Andy Butler fouled the recalled Ryan Donaldson just inside the penalty area.

Jake Jervis hammered the spot-kick in off the underside of the crossbar.

Liam Mandeville smashed a 90th-minute penalty off the post following a foul on Matty Blair and in the melee following the miss, Rovers midfielder James Coppinger was dismissed.

Report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 24Fox
  • 6SmithBooked at 79mins
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 11Donaldson
  • 8Slew

Substitutes

  • 7Goodwillie
  • 19Osborne
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner
  • 29Palfrey
  • 30Fletcher

Doncaster

  • 13Marosi
  • 2Alcock
  • 5Baudry
  • 6ButlerBooked at 61minsSubstituted forCalderat 72'minutes
  • 24MasonSubstituted forWilliamsat 64'minutes
  • 17Blair
  • 16Houghton
  • 26CoppingerBooked at 90mins
  • 10Rowe
  • 9Marquis
  • 19Mandeville

Substitutes

  • 8Calder
  • 11Williams
  • 14Middleton
  • 15Wright
  • 18Keegan
  • 23Beestin
  • 33Jones
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
8,575

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamDoncaster
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Doncaster Rovers 0.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle).

Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Matty Blair (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle).

Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Dismissal

James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Penalty missed! Still Plymouth Argyle 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers) hits the right post with a right footed shot.

Penalty conceded by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Doncaster Rovers. Matty Blair draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle).

Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Liam Mandeville (Doncaster Rovers).

Attempt saved. Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Fox.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Hand ball by Riccardo Calder (Doncaster Rovers).

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Riccardo Calder replaces Andy Butler.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Andy Williams replaces Niall Mason.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Doncaster Rovers 0. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty conceded by Andy Butler (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Tommy Rowe (Doncaster Rovers).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

John Marquis (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt blocked. Craig Alcock (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Doncaster Rovers).

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

(Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Niall Mason (Doncaster Rovers).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth20132531211041
2Carlisle20109138241439
3Doncaster20123542301239
4Portsmouth20104633201334
5Luton2088429191032
6Wycombe209472522331
7Blackpool2086635221330
8Barnet207942827130
9Cambridge208482623328
10Yeovil208482424028
11Stevenage208393031-127
12Grimsby207582726126
13Mansfield206862125-426
14Crewe206862227-526
15Crawley207582332-926
16Colchester206682726124
17Exeter2072112326-323
18Morecambe1972102336-1323
19Hartlepool205782837-922
20Notts County2064102434-1022
21Leyton Orient2063112226-421
22Accrington205692026-621
23Cheltenham203982131-1018
24Newport1945102229-717
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