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Accrington Stanley 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Substitute Craig Tanner scored the winning goal as Plymouth reclaimed top spot by beating struggling Accrington.

The Pilgrims had slipped down the table, after Doncaster's lunchtime win, but Tanner fired the ball through home goalkeeper Elliot Parish's legs in the 78th minute.

It was tough on Stanley, who created plenty of chances but could not find a way past in-form Plymouth goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

The first real chance came in the 20th minute with Plymouth striker Jordan Slew firing inches wide of the far post.

Stanley bossed first-half possession, but McCormick was not called into action until the 40th minute when he rescued his side in quick succession.

He kept out Bristol City loanee Zak Vyner's curling effort and, one minute later, superbly tipped Jordan Clark's fierce strike over the crossbar.

The home side continued to press after the break with Billy Kee heading just wide, while Seamus Conneely's shot hit a defender and looped up on to the woodwork.

But the deciding goal came when David Goodwillie played through fellow substitute Tanner and he fired the ball through Parish's legs.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Parish
  • 6VynerSubstituted forGornellat 88'minutes
  • 5Beckles
  • 3HughesBooked at 65mins
  • 2Pearson
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 8Brown
  • 28Conneely
  • 7Clark
  • 14BocoSubstituted forMcCartanat 80'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 4Davies
  • 9Gornell
  • 10McCartan
  • 13Little
  • 15Taylor-Fletcher
  • 18Hewitt
  • 26Sykes

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 6Smith
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 61'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 10Carey
  • 11DonaldsonSubstituted forGoodwillieat 69'minutes
  • 8SlewSubstituted forGaritaat 69'minutesBooked at 82mins

Substitutes

  • 5Bulvitis
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 19Osborne
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
1,573

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt blocked. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley).

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Zak Vyner.

Attempt missed. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Zak Vyner (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

Attempt blocked. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle).

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Romuald Boco.

Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. John O'Sullivan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Goodwillie.

Attempt missed. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Zak Vyner.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Ryan Donaldson.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Garita replaces Jordan Slew.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Booking

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

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

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth21142532211144
2Carlisle21119140251542
3Doncaster21133543301342
4Portsmouth21105633201335
5Luton2198431191235
6Wycombe2110472622434
7Cambridge219482824431
8Blackpool2186735241130
9Stevenage219393232030
10Barnet217952929030
11Crawley218582633-729
12Yeovil218492526-128
13Colchester217682927227
14Grimsby217592727026
15Exeter2182112526-126
16Crewe216872329-626
17Mansfield216872127-626
18Hartlepool215882837-923
19Morecambe2072112438-1423
20Notts County2164112536-1122
21Leyton Orient2163122227-521
22Accrington2156102027-721
23Cheltenham214982332-921
24Newport2045112332-917
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