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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Accrington Stanley

Accrington ended their four-match losing streak in League One with victory at Plymouth.

Sam Finley headed Stanley in front in the 61st minute, latching on to a cross from the right from Jordan Clark which was flicked on by striker Billy Kee.

Within four minutes it was 2-0 as Sean McConville cut in from the left and fired in off the far post.

McConville had come closest to scoring in the first half with a thumping shot that came off the underside of the bar and the inside of the upright.

Kee then fired just wide on 72 minutes as Stanley went in search of a third goal, which wasn't long in coming as Clark went solo in the 77th minute.

Argyle had started the game on the front foot and Stanley keeper Connor Ripley had to use his feet to clear Freddie Ladapo's goal-bound shot in the fourth minute after playmaker Graham Carey split the visitors' defence apart with a superb cross-field pass.

Ladapo went closer with a shot that curled just over the bar at the end of the first half but once again Argyle's inability to take their chances proved costly as they stayed rooted in the bottom four.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8FoxBooked at 8mins
  • 16GrantSubstituted forLameirasat 60'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 35Jephcott
  • 19LadapoSubstituted forTaylorat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Edwards
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 20Wylde
  • 21Letheren
  • 22Moore
  • 42Purrington

Accrington

  • 30Ripley
  • 2Johnson
  • 3HughesBooked at 21mins
  • 4Ihiekwe
  • 24Wilmer-Anderton
  • 7Clark
  • 26BarlaserBooked at 81minsSubstituted forBrownat 85'minutes
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 25mins
  • 14Finley
  • 11McConville
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Maxted
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 8Brown
  • 9Zanzala
  • 10Hall
  • 15Sykes
  • 22Mingoia
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
10,193

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home24
Away17
Shots on Target
Home9
Away7
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Accrington Stanley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Accrington Stanley 3.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nick Anderton (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle).

Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

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

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

Foul by Callum Johnson (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Scott Brown replaces Daniel Barlaser.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Luke Jephcott (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Booking

Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Accrington Stanley).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Accrington Stanley 3. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Kee.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Connor Ripley.

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

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Nick Anderton (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Freddie Ladapo.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Accrington Stanley 2. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Finley.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Accrington Stanley 1. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Billy Kee.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Joel Grant.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

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2Luton23145445222347
3Sunderland21127242222043
4Charlton23134638251343
5Peterborough23118441291241
6Barnsley22116536211539
7Doncaster23116639281139
8Blackpool229762522334
9Wycombe238873332132
10Accrington228772527-231
11Walsall238782434-1031
12Fleetwood238693025530
13Southend2392122930-129
14Coventry2385102328-529
15Shrewsbury237792729-228
16Burton2283112631-527
17Rochdale2376103142-1127
18Oxford Utd236893135-426
19Gillingham2374123338-525
20Bradford2363142439-1521
21Scunthorpe2356122949-2021
22Bristol Rovers2355132028-820
23Plymouth2355132644-1820
24Wimbledon2353151734-1718
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