League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1ExeterExeter City2

Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Exeter City

Ryan Harley
Ryan Harley's first half brace saw Exeter earn their first win in four games.

Exeter City earned their first win in four games as they beat League Two leaders Plymouth Argyle at Home Park.

Ryan Harley opened the scoring from the penalty spot for Exeter after David Wheeler was brought down in the box.

Harley doubled the advantage after beating several Plymouth defenders before finding the bottom-left corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Oscar Threlkeld scored his first Plymouth goal to give the hosts hope, but Exeter held on for victory.

The hosts were looking for their fourth straight win but came up against an attacking Exeter side, who deserved their first-half lead in the Devon derby.

Plymouth remain top of the table, two points clear of Oxford, whilst Exeter rise to 13th after just their third win in 10 league games.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 31Walton
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 28CrollBooked at 71mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8Simpson
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 27TannerBooked at 60minsSubstituted forHarveyat 81'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forBruntat 45'minutes
  • 14Jervis

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 19Bentley
  • 21Bittner
  • 24Rooney

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 11Davies
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 5McAllisterSubstituted forRibeiroat 11'minutes
  • 4Noble
  • 2ButterfieldSubstituted forOakleyat 45'minutes
  • 22Wheeler
  • 7Harley
  • 29Watkins
  • 18Reid

Substitutes

  • 6Ribeiro
  • 8Oakley
  • 10Holmes
  • 13Morrison
  • 20Nichols
  • 21Hamon
  • 23McCready
Referee:
Graham Scott
Attendance:
14,008

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reid (Exeter City).

  6. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

  8. Post update

    Luke Croll (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reid (Exeter City).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Craig Tanner.

  11. Post update

    Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Booking

    Luke Croll (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth18122428141438
2Oxford Utd18106229151436
3Northampton1810442922734
4Accrington189542921832
5Portsmouth187922516930
6Mansfield1885525151029
7Leyton Orient188553025529
8Wimbledon187652524127
9Carlisle187653132-127
10Luton187562921826
11Wycombe167542114726
12Bristol Rovers178272220226
13Exeter187562526-126
14Crawley187472327-425
15Morecambe177373129224
16Notts County176472225-322
17Barnet186392328-521
18Cambridge185582328-520
19Hartlepool1862101928-920
20Stevenage183782132-1116
21Newport183691728-1115
22York1826102131-1012
23Yeovil1825111931-1211
24Dag & Red1716101732-159
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