League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 6-1 Newport County

Graham Carey
Plymouth celebrate Graham Carey's goal

Plymouth Argyle were promoted from League Two in style as they thrashed Newport 6-1 to add to the Welsh club's relegation worries.

Two goals at the end of the first half from Matty Kennedy and Jake Jervis put the Pilgrims in control before Graham Carey made the win safe.

The promotion party was in full swing before Ryan Taylor added a fourth and Kennedy a fifth as the Exiles wilted.

Jervis scored Plymouth's sixth before Aaron Williams' consolation strike.

Plymouth's victory keeps alive their hopes of winning the League Two title.

Newport remain one point outside of the relegation zone thanks to Hartlepool's 2-1 defeat by Leyton Orient, but they have seen their goal difference take a hit.

The result was Newport's heaviest defeat of the 21st Century.

Plymouth Argyle captain Luke McCormick told BBC Radio Devon: "It's overwhelming really, we've been trying to do this for certainly the last three years and even before that.

"The club's been through some real tough times and this is the other end of the scale.

"The fans on the pitch in front of me, they deserve it more than anything."

Newport County boss Mike Flynn told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "We played a very good team and congratulations to them on their promotion.

"Matching them was just a step too far for us today."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18ThrelkeldSubstituted forMillerat 78'minutes
  • 4Songo'o
  • 31Sokolik
  • 3SawyerBooked at 61mins
  • 24FoxSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 14Jervis
  • 10CareySubstituted forTannerat 84'minutes
  • 16Kennedy
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 6Smith
  • 11Donaldson
  • 21Dorel
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner

Newport

  • 1Day
  • 4JonesBooked at 66mins
  • 17BennettSubstituted forNelsonat 75'minutes
  • 28Demetriou
  • 18PipeSubstituted forBarnum-Bobbat 45'minutes
  • 8RandallSubstituted forWilliamsat 62'minutes
  • 38Rose
  • 20Owen-Evans
  • 3Butler
  • 15Samuel
  • 27Rigg

Substitutes

  • 2Barnum-Bobb
  • 11Myrie-Williams
  • 19Nelson
  • 30Bittner
  • 40Bird
  • 41Williams
  • 42Gordon
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
13,971

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamNewport
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home25
Away9
Shots on Target
Home12
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 6, Newport County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 6, Newport County 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 6, Newport County 1. Aaron Williams (Newport County) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sean Rigg.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Graham Carey.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Alex Samuel (Newport County).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mickey Demetriou.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gary Miller replaces Oscar Threlkeld.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jazzi Barnum-Bobb.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Connor Smith replaces David Fox.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Newport County. Sid Nelson replaces Scot Bennett because of an injury.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 6, Newport County 0. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dan Butler (Newport County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Williams (Newport County) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. 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.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster432510882483485
2Plymouth432571168442482
3Portsmouth432391170383278
4Luton431717961402168
5Stevenage43206176658866
6Exeter431981667511665
7Blackpool4316161163441964
8Carlisle431616116162-164
9Cambridge43189165547863
10Colchester431711156256662
11Accrington431614135551462
12Mansfield431614135147462
13Wycombe431711155451362
14Grimsby431610175357-458
15Notts County43158205172-2153
16Barnet431215165159-851
17Morecambe43149205066-1651
18Yeovil431116164657-1149
19Crewe431213185064-1449
20Crawley431310204864-1649
21Cheltenham431114184760-1347
22Hartlepool431013205271-1943
23Newport431012214770-2342
24Leyton Orient43106274578-3336
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