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Peterborough United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Newly promoted Plymouth made a losing return to League One as they suffered defeat at Peterborough United.

The Pilgrims fell behind just four minutes into their opening fixture of the season when a Leo Da Silva Lopes cross took a wicked deflection off Gary Sawyer - who was credited with an own goal - and flummoxed goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

Plymouth conceded again two minutes into the second period as their appeals for a foul were ignored after Posh debutant Jack Marriott robbed defender Sonny Bradley. Marriott then laid a second goal on a plate for Junior Morias.

Terrific saves from McCormick kept Derek Adams' side in the contest as he denied Doughty and Marriott before Plymouth halved their arrears.

Substitute Gregg Wylde marked the start of his second spell in Pilgrims colours by firing past the previously unbeatable Jonathan Bond with 14 minutes to go.

On-loan Posh keeper Bond earlier denied the visitors on a host of occasions, most notably when pulling off a stunning double-save from Joel Grant and Antoni Sarcevic.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Peterborough

  • 1Bond
  • 5Tafazolli
  • 6Baldwin
  • 27Taylor
  • 18Da Silva LopesBooked at 29minsSubstituted forPennyat 89'minutes
  • 7Edwards
  • 20Doughty
  • 42GrantBooked at 66mins
  • 11MaddisonSubstituted forLloyd-McGoldrickat 81'minutes
  • 14Marriott
  • 16MoriasSubstituted forKanuat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Hughes
  • 8Forrester
  • 10Lloyd-McGoldrick
  • 17Penny
  • 19Kanu
  • 23Chettle
  • 24Tibbetts

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 14JervisSubstituted forLameirasat 72'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24FoxBooked at 51mins
  • 10CareyBooked at 27mins
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forAinsworthat 21'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forWyldeat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Wylde
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
7,622

Match Stats

Home TeamPeterboroughAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home17
Away16
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home13
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Peterborough United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Peterborough United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jack Baldwin.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Alex Penny replaces Leonardo Da Silva Lopes.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Michael Doughty (Peterborough United).

Jack Baldwin (Peterborough United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Danny Lloyd replaces Marcus Maddison because of an injury.

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

Foul by Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United).

Delay in match Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Peterborough United 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt blocked. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Marcus Maddison (Peterborough United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Attempt blocked. Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Idris Kanu (Peterborough United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Da Silva Lopes (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Peterborough United. Idris Kanu replaces Junior Morias.

Booking

Anthony Grant (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Peterborough United).

Attempt saved. Michael Doughty (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

Attempt saved. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fleetwood11002023
2Oxford Utd11002023
3Portsmouth11002023
4Bradford11002113
5Peterborough11002113
6Southend11002113
7Bury11001013
8Charlton11001013
9Shrewsbury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Wimbledon10101101
12Scunthorpe10101101
13Doncaster10100001
14Gillingham10100001
15Blackburn100112-10
16Blackpool100112-10
17Plymouth100112-10
18Bristol Rovers100101-10
19MK Dons100101-10
20Northampton100101-10
21Walsall100101-10
22Oldham100102-20
23Rochdale100102-20
24Rotherham100102-20
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