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Fleetwood Town 2-0 Plymouth Argyle

Fleetwood kept their faint hopes of a late play-off charge alive with a 2-0 win over Plymouth.

Second-half goals from Jason Holt and Ash Hunter moved 10th-placed Town to within five points of Doncaster in sixth with eight games to go.

The defeat leaves Argyle still looking over their shoulder, with Derek Adams' men just three points above the drop zone.

There were chances galore at Highbury but neither Fleetwood nor Plymouth could find a goal in the first half to brighten a grey day on the Fylde coast.

Fleetwood's Paddy Madden, Lewie Coyle and Ross Wallace all had chances, with the man who felled Town at Home Park, Freddie Ladapo, testing Alex Cairns up the other end.

Graham Carey also tried his luck but there was no separating the two sides at the break.

Fleetwood upped the ante in the second half with Madden, Wes Burns and Ched Evans all going close.

But it was an unlikely man who got the opener with Holt scoring his first league goal for the club as he converted Madden's cross at the back stick in the 77th minute.

Town made it two just minutes later as Hunter pounced on Burns' cross in the six-yard box in the 80th minute just two minutes after coming off the bench.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 1Cairns
  • 7Burns
  • 5Eastham
  • 12Souttar
  • 23WallaceSubstituted forHunterat 78'minutes
  • 2Coyle
  • 4HoltBooked at 52mins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 35RydelSubstituted forHusbandat 66'minutes
  • 9Evans
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forNadesanat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Jones
  • 22Hunter
  • 24Nadesan
  • 26Husband
  • 27Biggins
  • 29Sheron
  • 30Baggley

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 14Canavan
  • 5Edwards
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forNessat 60'minutes
  • 8FoxSubstituted forJonesat 89'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylorat 70'minutes
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 6Ness
  • 9Taylor
  • 13Anderson
  • 20Jones
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 25Wootton
  • 31Cooper
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
2,711

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 0.

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

Lloyd Jones (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Nadesan (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lloyd Jones replaces David Fox.

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

Foul by Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town).

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

Foul by James Husband (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 0. Ashley Hunter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Wes Burns.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Nadesan replaces Paddy Madden.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Ross Wallace.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) with an attempt from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

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

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

Attempt missed. Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. James Husband replaces Ryan Rydel.

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

Hand ball by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jamie Ness replaces Yann Songo'o.

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jack Sowerby (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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

Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Booking

Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Holt (Fleetwood Town).

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

goal

As It Stood

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3Sunderland371916264343073
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5Charlton381910955371867
6Doncaster3715121061461557
7Coventry38168144342156
8Peterborough381510135854455
9Blackpool381314113940-153
10Fleetwood381410144941852
11Burton381311144844450
12Plymouth38129174759-1245
13Bristol Rovers371111153737044
14Wycombe381111164758-1144
15Accrington361111143849-1144
16Gillingham38128184961-1244
17Scunthorpe38128184664-1844
18Shrewsbury381013154250-843
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20Southend38126204755-842
21Walsall38119184260-1842
22Wimbledon38116213253-2139
23Rochdale37108194475-3138
24Bradford38106224263-2136
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