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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Carlisle United

Second-placed Plymouth soared seven points clear of League Two promotion rivals Carlisle after beating the Cumbrians at Home Park.

Playmaker Graham Carey fired Plymouth into a 21st-minute lead before Jake Jervis made it 2-0 from the spot just before half-time.

Carlisle remain third despite a third successive defeat, while Plymouth moved to within four points of leaders Doncaster.

Plymouth almost took the lead in the 15th minute but Ryan Taylor's header came crashing back off the crossbar.

But Carlisle fell behind six minutes later when Luke Joyce's defensive pass was intercepted by Carey, who exchanged passes with Taylor before sweeping home.

The hosts built on their lead in first-half stoppage time when Taylor was floored by marker Shaun Brisley and recalled forward Jervis sent goalkeeper Mark Gillespie the wrong way from the spot.

James Bailey came close to scoring for United with a stinging 52nd-minute shot that beat Argyle keeper Luke McCormick but flew just past the post.

Jervis came close to adding a third in the 75th minute, flashing an angled drive off the top of the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 31SokolikSubstituted forSongo'oat 45'minutes
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forDonaldsonat 81'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Carey
  • 16Kennedy
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forSpencerat 68'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner

Carlisle

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 28Liddle
  • 15BrisleyBooked at 76mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 19LambeSubstituted forIbehreat 45'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 8Jones
  • 16BaileySubstituted forO'Sullivanat 74'minutes
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forDevittat 31'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 9ProctorBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 12Gillesphey
  • 14Ibehre
  • 17Devitt
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 22Crocombe
  • 27Waring
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
10,381

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle).

John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. John O'Sullivan replaces James Bailey.

Booking

James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. James Spencer replaces Ryan Taylor.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Jamie Devitt (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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