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Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Accrington Stanley

Accrington extended their unbeaten League Two run to 12 games with victory at second-placed Plymouth.

Jordan Clark scored the eighth-minute winner, and keeper Marek Rodak pulled off some superb saves to deny the promotion-chasers.

After Clark's header broke the deadlock, Argyle keeper Luke McCormick pulled off a brilliant one-on-one stop to deny Shay McCartan as he swept through the home defence in the 15th minute.

After that Rodak came to the fore, starting with a brilliant point-blank stop to keep out Antoni Sarcevic's volley.

Argyle continued to press but the closest they came was in the last minute of the first half as striker Jimmy Spencer's 20-yard angled strike skimmed past the post.

McConville's 65th-minute header was kept out at the foot of his post by Luke McCormick.

Rodak flapped over a goal-bound Yann Songo'o header and then made his best save, diving to somehow keep out sub Ryan Taylor's fierce 15-yard volley.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 31Sokolik
  • 15Bradley
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 16KennedySubstituted forSongo'oat 56'minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forBlissettat 56'minutes

Substitutes

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

Accrington

  • 12Rodak
  • 32RodgersSubstituted forDonacienat 45'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 2Pearson
  • 7Clark
  • 16HusinBooked at 71mins
  • 28Conneely
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanBooked at 16mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 9Gornell
  • 14Boco
  • 18Hewitt
  • 19Shaw
  • 20Chapman
  • 24Edwards
  • 30Donacien
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
9,708

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Accrington Stanley 1.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Noor Husin.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marek Rodak.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marek Rodak.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

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

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marek Rodak.

Attempt saved. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Noor Husin (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is too high.

Attempt saved. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster40249780463481
2Plymouth402361159411875
3Portsmouth402181163352871
4Stevenage402051565521365
5Luton401615957372063
6Exeter401881465481762
7Carlisle401614105858062
8Blackpool4015151061412060
9Mansfield401513124945458
10Wycombe401610144947258
11Cambridge40169155045557
12Colchester40169155654257
13Accrington401413135149255
14Grimsby401410164753-652
15Barnet401215135054-451
16Notts County40147194666-2049
17Crewe401212164656-1048
18Crawley40139184761-1448
19Yeovil401016144253-1146
20Morecambe40137204764-1746
21Cheltenham401012184256-1442
22Hartlepool401011194967-1841
23Newport40812204464-2036
24Leyton Orient4095264172-3132
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