League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2MansfieldMansfield Town1

Plymouth Argyle moved into the League Two play-off places after beating Mansfield at Home Park, who dropped towards the relegation zone.

Anthony O'Connor gave the hosts the perfect start with a looping header after just two minutes.

And Argyle doubled their lead when Carl McHugh nodded home just after the hour.

Vadaine Oliver's acrobatic goal pulled one back immediately, but the Stags are now two places above the bottom two.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 19O'Connor
  • 16McHughSubstituted forJonesat 70'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 11Blizzard
  • 21LeeSubstituted forCoxat 70'minutes
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 9ReidSubstituted forAnsahat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 4Cox
  • 8Banton
  • 14Harvey
  • 20Jones
  • 27Ansah
  • 28Brunt

Mansfield

  • 1Studer
  • 18BeeversBooked at 33mins
  • 6Tafazolli
  • 3Riley
  • 26Elder
  • 12McGuire
  • 28Clements
  • 20Thomas
  • 17LambeSubstituted forFisherat 89'minutes
  • 25OliverSubstituted forHearnat 79'minutes
  • 11BinghamSubstituted forRheadat 54'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Fisher
  • 9Rhead
  • 10Hearn
  • 15Ravenhill
  • 19Marsden
  • 32Raynes
  • 36Fitzpatrick
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
6,626

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Tareiq Holmes-Dennis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Beevers (Mansfield Town).

  9. Post update

    Hand ball by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Alex Fisher replaces Reggie Lambe.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Post update

    Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Callum Elder.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Liam Hearn replaces Vadaine Oliver.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

  20. Post update

    Callum Elder (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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