League One
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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Bury

Plymouth extended their unbeaten run to seven games and climbed into the top half of the League One table with victory over bottom club Bury.

The hosts got off to a flying start when midfielder Toumani Diagouraga dived full-length to head home David Fox's 30-yard free-kick after 14 minutes.

Argyle surged further ahead in the 41st minute when Graham Carey followed up his saved penalty to calmly clip the ball past unlucky keeper Connor Ripley, who had made a superb stop to deny Plymouth's playmaker from the spot.

Match referee Trevor Kettle was perfectly placed to award the penalty as Ruben Lameiras was felled on his way to goal by Bury full-back Greg Leigh.

Bury were reduced to 10 men in the 60th minute when Ryan Lowe was red-carded for a foul on Argyle keeper Remi Matthews.

The home side piled on the pressure but Ripley made a string of superb saves, including a breathtaking 70th minute aerial stop to deny Diagouraga.

Antoni Sarcevic smashed in Argyle's third goal on 78 minutes as Plymouth made the most of their man advantage.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18ThrelkeldSubstituted forMillerat 88'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24FoxBooked at 56minsSubstituted forWyldeat 88'minutes
  • 32DiagouragaBooked at 18mins
  • 10Carey
  • 19Taylor
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forJervisat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 14Jervis
  • 16Grant
  • 21Wylde
  • 31Cooper

Bury

  • 12Ripley
  • 2JonesSubstituted forEdwardsat 59'minutes
  • 27Cameron
  • 36Clarke
  • 3Leigh
  • 16IsmailSubstituted forLoweat 30'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 8Dawson
  • 31DannsBooked at 61mins
  • 10Mayor
  • 33Bunn
  • 32Hanson

Substitutes

  • 6O'Connell
  • 13Reilly
  • 14Edwards
  • 18Laurent
  • 29Smith
  • 38Fasan
  • 39Lowe
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
9,139

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Bury 0.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by James Hanson (Bury).

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gary Miller replaces Oscar Threlkeld.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces David Fox.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jake Jervis replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) hits the left post with a left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Neil Danns (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Bury 0. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harry Bunn.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

Attempt saved. Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Greg Leigh.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Nathan Cameron (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Bury. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Bury).

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

Booking

Neil Danns (Bury) is shown the yellow card.

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

Dismissal

Ryan Lowe (Bury) is shown the red card.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Bury).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nathan Cameron (Bury).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan25175350123856
2Shrewsbury25166333151854
3Blackburn25147445232249
4Scunthorpe26147537221549
5Bradford2615384234848
6Portsmouth26132113330341
7Rotherham26124104435940
8Charlton2611783332140
9Peterborough2611694337639
10Oxford Utd2710894239338
11Doncaster2697102928134
12Plymouth2797112934-534
13Fleetwood2696113640-433
14Blackpool2788113438-432
15Bristol Rovers26102143643-732
16Gillingham2671092729-231
17Southend2787123145-1431
18Walsall257993134-330
19MK Dons2678112838-1029
20Oldham2777133949-1028
21Wimbledon2576122231-927
22Northampton2775152347-2426
23Rochdale25410112535-1022
24Bury2645171941-2217
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