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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Grimsby Town

Promotion-chasing Plymouth got back to winning ways with a 3-0 home win over Grimsby to move into the League Two automatic places.

Argyle produced a first-half display of clinical finishing against a Grimsby side managed by former Pilgrims boss Ian Holloway.

The visitors went close through Elliott Whitehouse's glancing header early on.

Ryan Hardie got his sights in with a thumping volley which came back off the post in the 15th minute and it was a warning of what was to come.

In the 22nd minute, George Cooper's pinpoint cross from the left was headed home by midfielder Tyreeq Bakinson.

On-loan Bristol City midfielder Bakinson then turned provider with a defence-splitting pass to send in-form Hardie racing away from the halfway line on the half hour.

Hardie skipped around Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown before netting for his sixth goal since joining the club in January.

Fellow striker Luke Jephcott scored from close range after a 40th-minute goalmouth scramble to increase the lead to 3-0.

Jephcott hit the crossbar and Joe Edwards rattled a post as Plymouth climbed up to third in the table.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 5-3-2

  • 24Palmer
  • 17Moore
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 21McFadzean
  • 32CooperSubstituted forEdwardsat 74'minutes
  • 15GrantBooked at 65mins
  • 14Bakinson
  • 10Mayor
  • 18HardieSubstituted forTelfordat 89'minutes
  • 31JephcottSubstituted forTaylorat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 8Edwards
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Telford
  • 16Grant
  • 20Randell
  • 42Cleal

Grimsby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1McKeown
  • 2Hendrie
  • 6Waterfall
  • 4DavisSubstituted forWrightat 63'minutes
  • 3GarmstonSubstituted forDriscoll-Glennonat 36'minutes
  • 15CliftonBooked at 57mins
  • 20BensonSubstituted forPollockat 45'minutes
  • 10Whitehouse
  • 16Clarke
  • 7Green
  • 18Vernam

Substitutes

  • 12Grandin
  • 19Wright
  • 21Tilley
  • 22Hewitt
  • 23Russell
  • 25Pollock
  • 33Driscoll-Glennon
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
9,327

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Grimsby Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Grimsby Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

  6. Post update

    Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Luke Waterfall (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford replaces Ryan Hardie.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matt Green (Grimsby Town).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Luke Jephcott.

  13. Post update

    Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyreeq Bakinson.

  15. Post update

    Offside, Grimsby Town. Luke Waterfall tries a through ball, but Anthony Driscoll-Glennon is caught offside.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Green (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Matthew Pollock.

  17. Post update

    Matt Green (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Max Wright (Grimsby Town).

  20. Post update

    Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon35216862372569
2Crewe36199864422266
3Plymouth36198958391965
4Exeter361811752401265
5Cheltenham351712652272563
6Northampton361771253381558
7Port Vale36141485044656
8Colchester361413949371255
9Bradford361412104438654
10Salford361211134746147
11Forest Green351210134140146
12Crawley361015114847145
13Cambridge36129153946-745
14Grimsby361111144351-844
15Walsall35128153748-1144
16Newport341110133137-643
17Oldham36914134454-1041
18Scunthorpe361010164454-1040
19Leyton Orient35912144554-939
20Carlisle35912143753-1639
21Mansfield35811164654-835
22Morecambe36711183559-2432
23Macclesfield36715143244-1230
24Stevenage35313192347-2422
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