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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Gillingham

Toumani Diagouraga scored a dramatic 90th-minute winner as Plymouth Argyle climbed off the foot of League One by beating basement rivals Gillingham.

Diagouraga smashed the ball home at the second attempt to claim his first goal for Argyle.

Striker Tom Eaves thought he had scored in the 14th minute as Argyle's emergency on-loan Derby County goalkeeper Kelle Roos scrambled to hold the striker's shot.

The ball appeared to cross the goal line but the referee - aided by his assistant - waved play on.

Roos is the seventh goalkeeper to start for injury-hit Argyle this season.

Forward Joel Grant fired Plymouth ahead in the 55th minute after latching on to a knock down from recalled, fit-again target man Ryan Taylor, making his first league start since the opening day.

Grant scored from 12 yards out with a low, measured shot into the corner.

The Jamaica international came close to doubling his tally with a thumping edge-of-the-box strike in the 67th minute.

Eaves scored an 84th-minute leveller as Gills fought back from 1-0 down. Eaves latched on to a bouncing through ball before firing home and Diagouraga won it at the death.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 29Roos
  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 24Fox
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 16GrantSubstituted forSongo'oat 77'minutes
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 13Blissett
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Wylde
  • 31Cooper

Gillingham

  • 13Holy
  • 2O'Neill
  • 5Ehmer
  • 19NugentBooked at 57mins
  • 12OgilvieSubstituted forListat 78'minutes
  • 33ByrneBooked at 87mins
  • 28Clare
  • 11Martin
  • 7WagstaffBooked at 36mins
  • 9Eaves
  • 14Parker

Substitutes

  • 1Nelson
  • 4Lacey
  • 6Zakuani
  • 8Hessenthaler
  • 20Oldaker
  • 21List
  • 24Cundle
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
11,155

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home7
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away14
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Gillingham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Gillingham 1.

Attempt missed. Sean Clare (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Elliott List (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Kelle Roos.

Attempt saved. Josh Parker (Gillingham) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Gillingham 1. Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Graham Carey.

Attempt saved. Sean Clare (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Gillingham 1. Tom Eaves (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Nugent following a set piece situation.

Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Gillingham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Elliott List replaces Connor Ogilvie.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces Joel Grant.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Attempt blocked. Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Aaron Taylor-Sinclair.

Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Ben Nugent (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Josh Parker (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Mark Byrne (Gillingham).

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle).

Max Ehmer (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Gillingham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle).

Josh Parker (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Booking

Ben Nugent (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Nugent (Gillingham).

goal

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