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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Hartlepool United

Substitute Jake Jervis scored an 84th-minute penalty as League Two pace-setters Plymouth drew 1-1 at home to Hartlepool.

Pools boss Craig Hignett was sent to the stand by referee Gavin Ward for his protests following the award of the spot-kick for a foul on substitute Jimmy Spencer by Toto Nsiala.

Former Plymouth winger Nathan Thomas put Pools 1-0 up from a deceptive 21st-minute cross-shot from the left that looped over back-pedalling goalkeeper Luke McCormick and into the top corner.

Argyle had penalty appeals turned away by Ward in the 29th minute when Lewis Hawkins appeared to lead with his hand while diving to clear Graham Carey's cross.

Carey was then denied by a superb Trevor Carson save in the 42nd minute as the goalkeeper flung himself to tip over the play-maker's top corner-bound free-kick.

Spencer's header flew just wide of the far post in the 66th minute and Pools countered with skipper Nicky Featherstone's 20-yarder, which deflected inches wide.

Following Jervis' equaliser, Pools defender Scott Harrison was sent off for a second bookable offence in the first of six minutes of stoppage time but there was little time for Argyle to find a winner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerBooked at 68mins
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 8SlewSubstituted forJervisat 45'minutes
  • 27TannerSubstituted forSpencerat 59'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 7Goodwillie

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha

Hartlepool

  • 1Carson
  • 33DonnellyBooked at 72mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 84mins
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forRichardsat 90+4'minutes
  • 4Featherstone
  • 28Laurent
  • 15Alessandra
  • 9AmondSubstituted forPaynterat 81'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7ThomasBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDeverdicsat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Paynter
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Richards
  • 20Orrell
  • 32Fewster
  • 34Heardman
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,591

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 1.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Lewis Hawkins.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United).

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Nauris Bulvitis.

Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 1. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. James Spencer draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Billy Paynter replaces Padraig Amond.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Nicky Deverdics replaces Nathan Thomas because of an injury.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nicky Featherstone.

Attempt blocked. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United).

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Hartlepool United).

Foul by Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Nathan Thomas (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Connor Smith.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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