League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2HartlepoolHartlepool United0

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Hartlepool United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Marvin Morgan.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Richards.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Darren Holden replaces Ryan Brobbel.

  11. 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.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Michael Woods replaces Jonathan Franks.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

  20. Post update

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

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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