League Two
HartlepoolHartlepool United1PlymouthPlymouth Argyle0

Hartlepool United 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Luke James

An impressive long-range Luke James goal earned 10-man Hartlepool a win over Plymouth at Victoria Park.

Jack Compton was sent off midway into the first half for a dangerous challenge on Argyle's Jamie Reckord.

Home keeper Scott Flinders kept Plymouth at bay, with saves to deny Reuben Reid and Rommy Boco.

The home side claimed all three points after the break when James fired a low angled shot past Luke McCormick from the edge of the area.

Line-ups

Hartlepool

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 21DuckworthSubstituted forCollinsat 90+2'minutes
  • 2Austin
  • 8Walton
  • 6Baldwin
  • 35Burgess
  • 14ComptonBooked at 26mins
  • 4DolanBooked at 34mins
  • 33JamesSubstituted forFranksat 90+3'minutes
  • 10PooleBooked at 13minsSubstituted forRichardsat 71'minutes
  • 11Monkhouse

Substitutes

  • 5Collins
  • 7Franks
  • 13Rafferty
  • 15Sweeney
  • 19Richards
  • 23Rodney
  • 38Walker

Plymouth

Formation 4-5-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 4Blanchard
  • 2BerrySubstituted forGurrieriat 67'minutes
  • 14YoungBooked at 37mins
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 9ReidSubstituted forAlessandraat 52'minutes
  • 8Boco
  • 28ReckordSubstituted forBlackmanat 56'minutes
  • 19Hayes
  • 6Hourihane

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 3Blackman
  • 7Alessandra
  • 15Wotton
  • 18Harvey
  • 20Bencherif
  • 27Gurrieri
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
3,929

Match Stats

Home TeamHartlepoolAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home7
Away21
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home0
Away15
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hartlepool United 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Dolan (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Luke James.

  5. Post update

    Luke James (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Sam Collins replaces Michael Duckworth.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Simon Walton.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Jack Baldwin (Hartlepool United).

  13. Post update

    Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Neil Austin.

  15. Post update

    Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Andre Blackman (Plymouth Argyle).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Andy Monkhouse (Hartlepool United).

  18. Post update

    Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).