League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2SouthendSouthend United0

Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Reuben Reid gave Plymouth victory over 10-man Southend at Home Park.

The visitors had Cian Bolger sent off for a second bookable offence after just 15 minutes.

Striker Alessandra put the Pilgrims in front after the break when he finished from 10 yards after Kevin Mellor's strong run and cutback.

Mellor and Alessandra combined well to set up Reid to head home his fifth of the season from eight yards.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 29HartleyBooked at 67mins
  • 16McHughBooked at 90mins
  • 7Alessandra
  • 4CoxBooked at 28minsSubstituted forNorburnat 70'minutes
  • 28O'ConnorBooked at 29mins
  • 8BantonSubstituted forThomasat 87'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Reid
  • 10MorganBooked at 14minsSubstituted forHarveyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 6Norburn
  • 11Blizzard
  • 14Harvey
  • 19Thomas
  • 24Allen

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15BolgerBooked at 15mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 14HurstSubstituted forThompsonat 16'minutesBooked at 44mins
  • 16Clifford
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10CorrSubstituted forCoulthirstat 64'minutes
  • 11WestonSubstituted forWorrallat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Barnard
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,247

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Southend United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Southend United 0.

  3. Booking

    Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Post update

    Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Post update

    Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

  15. Booking

    Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Post update

    David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Jason Banton.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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