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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

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Newport County 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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

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

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

Foul by Aaron Hayden (Newport County).

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

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Aaron Hayden.

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

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

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Zak Ansah replaces Yan Klukowski.

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

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

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

Foul by Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County).

Attempt saved. Lenell John-Lewis (Newport County) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Newport County. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Craig Tanner.

Hand ball by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi (Newport County).

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joe Day.

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Newport County. Josh Laurent replaces Danny Holmes because of an injury.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kevin Feely.

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

Attempt missed. Scott Barrow (Newport County) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Mark Byrne (Newport County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient55001331015
2Plymouth5401103712
3Wycombe532071611
4Portsmouth5320105511
5Oxford Utd52309549
6Hartlepool53027619
7Bristol Rovers53025419
8Mansfield52216428
9Cambridge52219818
10Morecambe52128717
11Northampton52125507
12Wimbledon521267-17
13Exeter521268-27
14Crawley51315326
15Accrington51314406
16Carlisle51311012-26
17Stevenage512258-35
18Barnet511337-44
19York511337-44
20Notts County5113510-54
21Yeovil510459-43
22Luton502369-32
23Dag & Red5023410-62
24Newport5014410-61
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