League Two
Plymouth2Hartlepool0

Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Hartlepool United

Plymouth bounced back from successive defeats to beat struggling Hartlepool.

Marvin Morgan gave the hosts the lead when he finished well following good work from Lee Cox and Reuben Reid.

Reid came close to doubling the lead from a Morgan cross before Jonathan Franks forced a fine save from Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick before the break.

Nathan Thomas raced on to a Dominic Blizzard through ball to secure the points in the 77th minute.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 29HartleySubstituted forMcHughat 56'minutes
  • 5Nelson
  • 3Purrington
  • 28O'Connor
  • 10MorganSubstituted forHarveyat 87'minutes
  • 4Cox
  • 7Alessandra
  • 11Blizzard
  • 9ReidSubstituted forThomasat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 6Norburn
  • 14Harvey
  • 16McHugh
  • 19Thomas
  • 24Allen
  • 25Bentley

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 2Austin
  • 19Richards
  • 4Bates
  • 26Harrison
  • 8Walker
  • 11Compton
  • 17BrobbelSubstituted forHoldenat 77'minutes
  • 10Miller
  • 9Harewood
  • 7FranksSubstituted forWoodsat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 5Collins
  • 14Woods
  • 18Hawkins
  • 20Jones
  • 21Duckworth
  • 31Woodman
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
6,146

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home3
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

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

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Marvin Morgan.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Darren Holden replaces Ryan Brobbel.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Hartlepool United 0. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominic Blizzard.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Attempt missed. Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Jonathan Franks.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Richards (Hartlepool United).

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Brobbel (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Carl McHugh replaces Peter Hartley because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Jack Compton (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Reuben Reid because of an injury.

Half Time

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

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Brad Walker (Hartlepool United).

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tommy Miller (Hartlepool United).

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bury9621156920
2Burton9612129319
3Wycombe9531126618
4Southend9522117417
5Morecambe9513128416
6Shrewsbury9432127515
7Cheltenham943286215
8Mansfield95041111015
9Northampton94231713414
10Wimbledon94231512314
11Portsmouth9423108214
12Plymouth9414117413
13Luton933367-112
14Cambridge93241512311
15Stevenage93241013-311
16Newport9243810-210
17Accrington93151420-610
18Tranmere92341112-19
19York91621012-29
20Exeter9234812-49
21Dag & Red92251117-68
22Oxford Utd9144911-27
23Hartlepool9216514-97
24Carlisle9036821-133
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