League Two
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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

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2.

Full Time

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

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

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

Foul by Jamie Reid (Exeter City).

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Jamie Reid (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Craig Tanner.

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

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle).

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

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

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

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

Booking

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

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

Foul by Luke Croll (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Harley (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Jamie Reid (Exeter City).

Attempt missed. Jordan Moore-Taylor (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 2. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Booking

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Attempt missed. Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

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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