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PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1AccringtonAccrington Stanley0

Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Plymouth claimed their first win of 2015 with victory over Accrington.

Lewis Alessandra cut in from the left and steered the ball past Stanley keeper Scott Davies from a tight angle to give the home side a deserved lead.

Just before the goal, Josh Windass had nearly put the visitors ahead from the edge of the area, but Reuben Reid, Olly Lee and Alessandra all went close as Argyle searched for a second.

Davies raced off his line to deny Pilgrims top scorer Reid late on.

John Sheridan's promotion-chasing side ended a seven-match streak without a win, and now sit in eighth place, two points outside the play-off places.

Accrington slip to 19th, five points clear of the relegation zone.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 19O'Connor
  • 21LeeBooked at 69minsSubstituted forCoxat 70'minutes
  • 27Talbot
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 20Flanagan
  • 28Brunt

Accrington

  • 30Davies
  • 16Hunt
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forLiddleat 45'minutes
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 52mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 4Joyce
  • 23Barry
  • 15MingoiaSubstituted forNaismithat 61'minutes
  • 8Windass
  • 7McCartanSubstituted forMaguireat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Buxton
  • 3Liddle
  • 11Naismith
  • 19Maguire
  • 21Bruna
  • 24Proctor
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,005

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Booking

    Sean Maguire (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Post update

    Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

  11. Post update

    Michael Liddle (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Antony Barry (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

  17. Post update

    Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Terry Gornell.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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