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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Crawley Town

Craig Tanner
Craig Tanner has made 71 appearances for Plymouth over two loan spells at the club

Second-half goals from Oscar Threlkeld and substitute Craig Tanner were enough for Plymouth to beat Crawley and move back to the top of League Two.

James Collins had the best chance of the first half, dinking over for the visitors when through one-on-one.

The Pilgrims went ahead when David Fox's cross was not suitably cleared and fell to Threlkeld to finish.

Crawley's Jordan Roberts forced Luke McCormick into a diving save, but Tanner netted on the counter late on.

Doncaster's draw at Mansfield means Argyle are now two points clear at the summit and six games unbeaten, while Dermot Drummy's side drop to 15th.

The Red Devils were led by assistant boss Matt Gray at Home Park, as Drummy did not travel to Devon due to illness.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerBooked at 35minsSubstituted forTannerat 45'minutes
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 44mins
  • 15Bradley
  • 16PurringtonBooked at 75mins
  • 18ThrelkeldBooked at 69mins
  • 24Fox
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 8SlewSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 26GaritaSubstituted forBulvitisat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bulvitis
  • 6Smith
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 19Osborne
  • 20Rooney
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner

Crawley

  • 12Morris
  • 22McNerney
  • 6ConnollyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBawlingat 78'minutes
  • 15YorwerthBooked at 48mins
  • 2YoungBooked at 68mins
  • 18B CliffordSubstituted forDjalóat 65'minutes
  • 8SmithBooked at 84mins
  • 4PayneSubstituted forWattat 87'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 35mins
  • 7Boldewijn
  • 19CollinsBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 13Mersin
  • 14Blackman
  • 17Bawling
  • 20Tajbakhsh
  • 24Djaló
  • 33Watt
  • 44Henderson
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
9,039

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Crawley Town 0. Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jake Jervis.

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

Foul by Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town).

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Josh Yorwerth (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Sanchez Watt replaces Josh Payne.

Attempt saved. James Collins (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Joe McNerney (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by James Collins (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Bobson Bawling replaces Mark Connolly.

Booking

Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Connor Smith replaces Jordan Slew.

Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

Booking

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

Enzio Boldewijn (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

James Collins (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nauris Bulvitis replaces Paul Garita.

Booking

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Crawley Town 0. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Lewis Young (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Kaby replaces Billy Clifford.

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Jordan Roberts (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth23153537241348
2Carlisle231210144281646
3Doncaster23144545311446
4Portsmouth23116636221439
5Luton23108534211338
6Wycombe2311573025538
7Cambridge2310583126535
8Blackpool2397736241234
9Colchester239683429533
10Barnet238963233-133
11Exeter2393112927230
12Grimsby238692927230
13Yeovil238692526-130
14Stevenage2393113538-330
15Crawley2385102838-1029
16Crewe236982431-727
17Mansfield236982229-727
18Hartlepool236893140-926
19Morecambe2282122741-1426
20Leyton Orient2374122630-425
21Accrington2366112129-824
22Notts County2364132740-1322
23Cheltenham2349102435-1121
24Newport2245132639-1317
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