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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Exeter City

Promotion-chasing Plymouth ended Exeter's seven-match winning run in League Two with a comprehensive victory at Home Park.

A lively start to the Devon derby saw Exeter's Jake Taylor volley an effort just wide from eight yards.

But almost immediately Plymouth playmaker Graham Carey sent a pass through to on-loan Cardiff winger Matty Kennedy, who beat Christy Pym and put Argyle 1-0 up.

Pym could do little to prevent the ball beating him then but he made a fine diving save to palm away Ryan Taylor's goal-bound 21st-minute effort after the tall striker latched on to a loose ball in the City area.

Argyle surged 2-0 up in first-half added time as Kennedy slipped the ball through to Taylor and he curled the ball into the corner and just out of the reach of the diving Pym.

A minute later Troy Brown's header smashed off the crossbar but Argyle went in 2-0 up at half-time.

Brown was denied again at the start of the second half as home keeper Luke McCormick made a brilliant one-handed save to keep out the central defender's strike.

Second-placed Plymouth, though, sealed the win in injury time as substitute Jake Jervis converted a penalty after being fouled by City keeper Pym.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 31Sokolik
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 24FoxSubstituted forDonaldsonat 79'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 10CareyBooked at 75minsSubstituted forSlewat 89'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 16KennedySubstituted forJervisat 81'minutes
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 5Bulvitis
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner

Exeter

  • 30PymBooked at 90mins
  • 28Stacey
  • 39BrownBooked at 74mins
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3WoodmanBooked at 60mins
  • 11WheelerSubstituted forSimpsonat 70'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4James
  • 25Taylor
  • 7Harley
  • 14Watkins
  • 33ReidSubstituted forMcAlindenat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Simpson
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 29Croll
  • 31Sweeney
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
14,671

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Exeter City 0.

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Exeter City 0. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Christy Pym (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Robbie Simpson (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Christy Pym (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Jake Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Graham Carey.

Attempt saved. Liam McAlinden (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Booking

Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces David Fox.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Jack Stacey (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Lloyd James (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Troy Brown (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Robbie Simpson replaces David Wheeler.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Exeter City).

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle).

Jack Stacey (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lloyd James.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster30196559352463
2Plymouth29193748301860
3Carlisle30131345243952
4Luton301310744291549
5Exeter301531248321648
6Portsmouth29146942281448
7Mansfield30121083730746
8Wycombe2913793735246
9Colchester2912894436844
10Stevenage30133144747042
11Blackpool291011843291441
12Barnet30101193942-341
13Grimsby30117123639-340
14Cambridge29116123634239
15Morecambe28115123644-838
16Yeovil30910113237-537
17Crawley29106133444-1036
18Crewe30711123143-1232
19Hartlepool30710133752-1531
20Cheltenham30611133344-1129
21Accrington2878132637-1129
22Notts County3085173254-2229
23Leyton Orient3075183045-1526
24Newport2959153347-1424
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