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Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Newport County

Graham Carey
Graham Carey joined Plymouth from Scottish Premiership club Ross County in the summer

Plymouth Argyle climbed to second in League Two thanks to Graham Carey's fourth goal of the season against Newport County, who are now bottom.

The visitors held out until two minutes before half-time, when Carey's shot found the top corner past Joe Day.

In a frantic finale Newport substitute Zak Ansah saw his curled effort crash into the crossbar.

Carey then almost grabbed a second as the playmaker hit the Newport bar from a free-kick.

Newport County manager Terry Butcher told BBC Wales Sport: "We weren't good enough, nowhere near good enough.

"We never reached the standards that we've set in every match this season so far and paid the price.

"Had we got something at the end I felt it would have been a bit of a robbery job, although we did push four men forward at the end to try and get something."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4McHughBooked at 1mins
  • 20Boateng
  • 14Jervis
  • 10Carey
  • 27TannerSubstituted forWyldeat 67'minutes
  • 17Brunt

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 11Wylde
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 24Rooney
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 30Harvey

Newport

  • 30Day
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forLaurentat 60'minutes
  • 15Hayden
  • 5Feely
  • 3Barrow
  • 7Elito
  • 33Byrne
  • 8KlukowskiSubstituted forAnsahat 80'minutes
  • 14Ofori-Twumasi
  • 10John-Lewis
  • 19BodenSubstituted forCollinsat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Taylor
  • 4Laurent
  • 9Ansah
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 22Parselle
  • 26Poole
  • 39Collins
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
7,811

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Newport County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Newport County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Collins (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    Kevin Feely (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  8. Post update

    Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Aaron Hayden (Newport County).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Zak Ansah (Newport County) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Aaron Hayden.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

  16. Post update

    Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Zak Ansah replaces Yan Klukowski.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Laurent (Newport County) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.