League Two
Plymouth1Morecambe0

Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Morecambe

Plymouth maintained their League Two automatic promotion push with a win over Morecambe.

Graham Carey rewarded early Plymouth pressure with another superb goal for the hosts.

Oscar Threlkeld attacked down the left before teeing up playmaker Carey, who curled his effort home from 20 yards.

Shrimps goalkeeper Barry Roche had a busy first half, saving well from Jake Jervis and Gary Miller.

The visitors' best effort came from former Argyle forward Lee Molyneux, who swept a 25-yard shot just wide of goal in the 33rd minute.

A minute later Threlkeld looped a header just over Roche's crossbar as Plymouth continued to press.

Morecambe made a better start to the second half but it was Argyle who went close again through Carey.

Jervis should have doubled Plymouth's advantage but was unable to take his chance.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 31Sokolik
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 24Fox
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forSongo'oat 81'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 16KennedyBooked at 67minsSubstituted forSlewat 67'minutes
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Slew
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 19Taylor
  • 21Dorel

Morecambe

  • 1RocheBooked at 90mins
  • 19Duckworth
  • 16WhitmoreBooked at 90mins
  • 5Edwards
  • 14Conlan
  • 8Murphy
  • 24Rose
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forJordanat 77'minutes
  • 15WildigSubstituted forEllisonat 70'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 10Molyneux
  • 7Mullin

Substitutes

  • 2Wakefield
  • 3McGowan
  • 11Ellison
  • 12Nizic
  • 17Fleming
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
8,785

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away5
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Morecambe 0.

Booking

Alex Whitmore (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Peter Murphy.

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

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Edwards (Morecambe).

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

Booking

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kevin Ellison (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

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

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) with an attempt from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Peter Murphy (Morecambe).

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Luke Jordan replaces Rhys Turner.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Aaron Wildig.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Barry Roche.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Booking

Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle).

Michael Duckworth (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Ryan Taylor.

Corner, Morecambe. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton371514854342059
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Barnet371115114751-448
15Morecambe37137174456-1246
16Accrington361112134547-245
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Hartlepool381011174863-1541
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport37711194161-2032
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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