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Accrington Stanley 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Accrington came from 1-0 down to beat League Two promotion chasers Plymouth thanks to two late goals.

Shay McCartan was the match-winner for the hosts, heading home from Matty Pearson's cross in injury time.

Plymouth had gone ahead in the 23rd minute through Jake Jervis, who nodded in Graham Carey's cross.

Stanley were level in the 85th minute after Kelvin Mellor saw red for pushing Billy Kee, who converted the penalty, before McCartan's strike.

Accrington move up to fifth place, five points above Wycombe in eighth, while the Pilgrims stay third.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 1Etheridge
  • 2Pearson
  • 24Hughes
  • 5Davies
  • 22Buxton
  • 7Mingoia
  • 28Conneely
  • 14CrooksSubstituted forBrownat 43'minutes
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forShawat 80'minutes
  • 26BocoSubstituted forMcCartanat 50'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Proctor
  • 17McCartan
  • 18Brown
  • 19Carver
  • 33Mooney
  • 34Halliday
  • 39Shaw

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MellorBooked at 85mins
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 32HoughtonBooked at 62mins
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 88'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forSimpsonat 59'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 9ReidSubstituted forMattat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Nardiello
  • 8Simpson
  • 16Purrington
  • 19Matt
  • 21Bittner
  • 27Tanner
  • 29Bentley
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
2,044

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Booking

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matty Pearson.

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Jake Jervis.

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Dismissal

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the red card.

Penalty Accrington Stanley. Billy Kee draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Brayden Shaw replaces Sean McConville.

Foul by Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley).

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

Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Scott Brown (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jamille Matt replaces Reuben Reid.

Attempt missed. Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Simpson (Plymouth Argyle).

Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Booking

Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton36247565353079
2Oxford Utd361811761352665
3Plymouth36198951321965
4Bristol Rovers361951252361662
5Accrington35179958431560
6Portsmouth361514757342359
7Leyton Orient361511105248456
8Wycombe35167123832655
9Wimbledon361411115345853
10Carlisle35131395452252
11Mansfield36149134642451
12Cambridge36149135048251
13Luton36148145049150
14Exeter361310134751-449
15Barnet36138154852-447
16Crawley36136174156-1545
17Morecambe36117185764-740
18Newport351010153949-1040
19Notts County35117174658-1240
20Yeovil36911163647-1138
21Stevenage36810184260-1834
22Hartlepool33104193655-1934
23York3669213867-2927
24Dag & Red36510213461-2725
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