League One
Plymouth2Fleetwood1

Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Fleetwood Town

Plymouth's in-form striker Freddie Ladapo scored two second-half goals to secure a 2-1 home win over Fleetwood.

Ladapo swept in from the left for his first in the 72nd minute - a minute after hitting the post with a thumping strike - and then headed home from an 81st-minute David Fox corner.

Paddy Madden pulled a goal back for the visitors with a superbly-taken 84th-minute strike into the corner but it was not enough to deny the hosts.

Town keeper Alex Cairns excelled with a string of first-half saves to keep the score goalless.

His best stop came in the final minute of the first half as he managed to stretch full length to keep out Niall Canavan's deflected header.

Just before, the keeper had palmed over a rising drive from Jamie Ness, following a cut-back cross from Joel Grant.

Cairns also denied Fox with a full-length save as the midfielder's 30-yard strike looked destined for the bottom corner.

Madden had Fleetwood's best first-half effort although he was leaning back when he fired over.

He also crossed from the right for Jason Holt to send a header goalwards, saved by Matt Macey.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 4Songo'o
  • 14Canavan
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8Fox
  • 6NessBooked at 55minsSubstituted forO'Keefeat 90+2'minutes
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylorat 76'minutes
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forRileyat 90+5'minutes
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 13O'Keefe
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 24Grant
  • 35Jephcott

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 18Taylor
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Bolger
  • 2Coyle
  • 23WallaceBooked at 54mins
  • 29SheronBooked at 58minsSubstituted forWallaceat 74'minutes
  • 4HoltBooked at 24minsSubstituted forBurnsat 45'minutes
  • 22HunterSubstituted forMcAlenyat 58'minutes
  • 17Madden
  • 9Evans

Substitutes

  • 7Burns
  • 8Dempsey
  • 10McAleny
  • 16Jones
  • 20Morgan
  • 26Husband
  • 38Wallace
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
8,301

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home18
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Fleetwood Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Riley replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Jamie Ness.

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

Foul by Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) hits the left post with a header from the centre of the box.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Fleetwood Town 0. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt saved. Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Cian Bolger (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Attempt saved. Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Wallace replaces Nathan Sheron.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Fleetwood Town 0. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Smith-Brown.

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Hand ball by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tafari Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Ashley Hunter.

Booking

Nathan Sheron (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Ched Evans (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Booking

Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Ness (Plymouth Argyle).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth18125130151541
2Sunderland18107135161937
3Barnsley18105332151735
4Luton19105435211435
5Peterborough19105435241135
6Charlton189452921831
7Blackpool188732316731
8Doncaster198562826229
9Coventry198562120129
10Accrington197752122-128
11Walsall197662126-527
12Wycombe196762727025
13Fleetwood196672521424
14Burton187382325-224
15Southend1972102326-323
16Rochdale196582534-923
17Shrewsbury195682125-421
18Scunthorpe195682940-1121
19Gillingham1953112733-618
20Oxford Utd194692129-818
21Bristol Rovers1945101619-317
22Plymouth1944112135-1416
23Wimbledon1942131429-1514
24Bradford1942131532-1714
View full League One table

Top Stories