League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2CambridgeCambridge United0

Plymouth scored twice in the final nine minutes to beat Cambridge United and maintain their play-off push.

The mid-table U's, now winless in five League Two games, saw Sullay Kaikai's free-kick hit the bar and Luke McCormick make a superb save from Jordan Slew.

Olly Lee's overhead kick forced U's keeper Chris Dunn into action.

Late on, Dunn could only parry Bobby Reid's shot into the path of Ryan Brunt for the opener, before Lewis Alessandra's close-range finish.

Plymouth stay seventh in League Two, above Bury on goal difference.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 27Talbot
  • 17Reid
  • 19O'Connor
  • 21LeeSubstituted forCoxat 80'minutes
  • 13Holmes-DennisSubstituted forPurringtonat 88'minutes
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 11Blizzard
  • 28Brunt

Cambridge

  • 1Dunn
  • 19Ball
  • 4Coulson
  • 18Nelson
  • 3Taylor
  • 7DonaldsonBooked at 90mins
  • 8Champion
  • 15Simpson
  • 31KaikaiSubstituted forChiedozieat 69'minutes
  • 9SlewSubstituted forAkintundeat 82'minutes
  • 10ElliottSubstituted forHuntat 27'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tait
  • 6Miller
  • 13Norris
  • 14Hunt
  • 28Akintunde
  • 32Bird
  • 40Chiedozie
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
6,413

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home14
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Booking

    Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Post update

    Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Purrington replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Cambridge United 0. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Cambridge United. James Akintunde replaces Jordan Slew.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Cambridge United 0. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Olly Lee.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Ball (Cambridge United).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  20. Post update

    Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.