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Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Notts County

Notts County upset second-placed Plymouth at Home Park to edge further away from the League Two relegation zone.

Jorge Grant netted his third goal in four matches as County, now unbeaten in five matches, moved eight points clear of danger.

Grant scored the winner in the 21st minute after a defensive mix-up caused by an under-hit Yann Songo'o back pass, with Jonathan Forte's initial effort initially blocked and in-form Grant first to react.

In first half stoppage-time on-loan Forest striker Grant should have claimed his second of the game but fired wide from 10 yards after his first strike was bravely blocked by right-back Oscar Threlkeld.

Plymouth striker Ryan Taylor's spectacular volley at the start of the second half had to be tipped over by goalkeeper Adam Collin.

In the 65th minute County substitute Jon Stead headed wide from Marc Bola's deep cross into the six-yard box.

Argyle almost secured a point but substitute Jordan Slew volleyed over 10 minutes from time after Collin's poor punch landed at his feet.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 31SokolikSubstituted forJervisat 66'minutes
  • 15BradleyBooked at 67mins
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 27TannerSubstituted forSpencerat 45'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Carey
  • 16KennedySubstituted forSlewat 74'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 5Bulvitis
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 14Jervis
  • 21Dorel

Notts County

  • 1Collin
  • 23Clackstone
  • 18Hewitt
  • 6Hollis
  • 16Bola
  • 17Grant
  • 8O'ConnorBooked at 68mins
  • 12MilsomBooked at 90mins
  • 10YeatesSubstituted forAmeobiat 61'minutes
  • 4SmithSubstituted forSteadat 61'minutes
  • 11ForteBooked at 32minsSubstituted forThompsonat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Tootle
  • 3Dickinson
  • 9Ameobi
  • 13Loach
  • 14Campbell
  • 15Thompson
  • 30Stead
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,566

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Notts County 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

  4. Post update

    Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael O'Connor (Notts County) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  8. Booking

    Robert Milsom (Notts County) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Antoni Sarcevic.

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

  11. Post update

    Elliott Hewitt (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Robert Milsom (Notts County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Booking

    Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

  16. Post update

    Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

  17. Post update

    Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jon Stead (Notts County) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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