Paul Cook saw his Accrington side thrashed by Plymouth in his first game in charge.

On-loan Burnley striker Alex MacDonald put the visitors ahead, finishing neatly after exchanging passes with Nick Chadwick on the edge of the area.

MacDonald added a second after Chadwick's long range effort was parried by home keeper Ian Dunbavin.

Darren Purse headed in a third from Paul Wotton's free kick, and substitute Luke Daley fired in the fourth.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"Towards the end of the game when you're a few goals up it can be difficult, you could see the lads didn't want to concede.

"Away wins are so hard to come by in any division, so it's nice to get one.

"We weren't one hundred per cent sure because they've got a new manager in, but we were solid, we scored goals and we got a clean sheet.

"There's always things you can improve on. We won't get carried away with it, we'll go back to work on Monday and get on with it."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Accrington Stanley

  • 25 Dunbavin
  • 03 Winnard
  • 05 Nsiala
  • 12 Murphy Booked
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 08 Barnett (Devitt - 52' )
  • 11 Joyce
  • 19 Evans (Willis - 74' )
  • 27 Hughes
  • 07 Lindfield Booked
  • 21 Smith (Amond - 59' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Murdoch
  • 02 Coid
  • 18 Willis
  • 17 Devitt
  • 23 Amond

Plymouth

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 22 Blanchard
  • 28 Bignot
  • 15 Young
  • 19 Wotton
  • 20 Hourihane
  • 32 MacDonald Booked (Daley - 86' )
  • 29 Chadwick Booked (Tsoumou - 77' )
  • 31 Hemmings (Walton - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 02 Berry
  • 07 Daley
  • 08 Walton
  • 09 Tsoumou
  • 27 Lecointe
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 2,186

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

2 6

Corners

4 4

Fouls

11 15

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:26 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Bryan Hughes, Maxime Blanchard makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:26

Juvhel Tsoumou challenges Kevin McIntyre unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Winnard.

90:00 +0:47

Assist on the goal came from Juvhel Tsoumou.

90:00 +0:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Daley - Accrington 0 - 4 Plymouth Luke Daley finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-4 Plymouth.

89:54

Shot from deep inside the area by Peter Murphy goes over the bar.

88:34

Liam Willis concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.

86:32

A cross is delivered by Luke Daley, save by Ian Dunbavin.

85:01 Substitution

Substitution Luke Daley comes on in place of Alex MacDonald.

84:53

A cross is delivered by Peter Murphy.

84:16

Dean Winnard delivers the ball, Romain Larrieu makes a save.

83:44

A cross is delivered by Jamie Devitt, Darren Purse makes a clearance.

83:13

Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.

83:13 Booking

Booking The referee books Peter Murphy for unsporting behaviour.

82:59

Foul by Peter Murphy on Darren Purse, free kick awarded.

81:39

Juvhel Tsoumou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aristote Nsiala. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jamie Devitt,

81:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Walton on Craig Lindfield. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Bryan Hughes from left channel, clearance made by Onismor Bhasera.

79:50

Jamie Devitt produces a cross.

76:01

Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

76:01 Substitution

Substitution Juvhel Tsoumou replaces Nick Chadwick.

76:01

Kevin McIntyre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Young.

74:55

A cross is delivered by Onismor Bhasera, save by Ian Dunbavin.

74:07

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Peter Murphy from right wing, Maxime Blanchard makes a clearance.

74:07 Booking

Booking Nick Chadwick booked.

74:01

Nick Chadwick challenges Jamie Devitt unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:38 Substitution

Substitution Liam Willis on for Micah Evans.

71:21

Paul Wotton provided the assist for the goal.

71:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Darren Purse - Accrington 0 - 3 Plymouth Darren Purse scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Accrington Stanley 0-3 Plymouth.

70:53

Paul Bignot fouled by Kevin McIntyre, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Wotton delivers the ball,

67:11

Outswinging corner taken by Bryan Hughes from the right by-line, clearance made by Conor Hourihane.

67:11 Substitution

Substitution Simon Walton replaces Ashley Hemmings.

66:50

Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Romain Larrieu makes a save.

66:40

Bryan Hughes crosses the ball, clearance made by Darren Purse.

66:31

Jamie Devitt crosses the ball, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.

64:19

Unfair challenge on Micah Evans by Onismor Bhasera results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kevin McIntyre, Romain Larrieu makes a save.

63:16

Corner taken left-footed by Conor Hourihane from the right by-line to the near post, Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

63:05

Ashley Hemmings crosses the ball.

61:22

Paul Wotton handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Bryan Hughes crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.

58:34 Substitution

Substitution Padraig Amond joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Smith.

57:46

Outswinging corner taken by Bryan Hughes from the right by-line played to the near post, Dean Winnard has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

57:08

Micah Evans fouled by Paul Wotton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Bryan Hughes.

56:17

A cross is delivered by Jamie Devitt, clearance by Darren Purse.

53:43

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Young.

53:32

Conor Hourihane takes a shot. Blocked by Aristote Nsiala.

53:16

The ball is crossed by Conor Hourihane.

52:37

Foul by Aristote Nsiala on Alex MacDonald, free kick awarded. Paul Wotton takes the direct free kick.

51:05 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Devitt comes on in place of Charlie Barnett.

50:16

Corner from the right by-line taken by Craig Lindfield, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.

49:16

Centre by Onismor Bhasera, save by Ian Dunbavin.

48:58

Ashley Hemmings sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Joyce.

45:45

Peter Murphy has an effort at goal from long range that goes wide left.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:43 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +2:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aristote Nsiala on Nick Chadwick. Romain Larrieu takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:25

Foul by Ashley Hemmings on Peter Murphy, free kick awarded. Peter Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick.

44:55

Ashley Hemmings concedes a free kick for a foul on Aristote Nsiala. Aristote Nsiala restarts play with the free kick.

42:05

Michael Smith produces a drilled right-footed shot from 30 yards. Save made by Romain Larrieu.

40:25

Luke Young fouled by Craig Lindfield, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Bignot takes the free kick.

36:45

Effort on goal by Bryan Hughes from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

35:51

Foul by Ashley Hemmings on Charlie Barnett, free kick awarded. Ian Dunbavin takes the free kick.

31:50

Direct free kick taken by Romain Larrieu.

31:50 Booking

Booking Craig Lindfield receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

31:33

Foul by Craig Lindfield on Maxime Blanchard, free kick awarded.

28:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Murphy on Ashley Hemmings. Paul Wotton produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

26:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Chadwick on Aristote Nsiala. Peter Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

24:00

Assist by Nick Chadwick.

24:00 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex MacDonald - Accrington 0 - 2 Plymouth Alex MacDonald grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-2 Plymouth.

23:31

Nick Chadwick takes a shot. Ian Dunbavin makes a save.

22:18

Kevin McIntyre fouled by Luke Young, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Winnard.

19:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nick Chadwick. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

18:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Bignot on Micah Evans. Ian Dunbavin restarts play with the free kick.

18:23

Outswinging corner taken by Conor Hourihane from the left by-line, clearance made by Luke Joyce.

17:48

Conor Hourihane takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Dean Winnard.

14:14

Kevin McIntyre fouled by Alex MacDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Joyce delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Darren Purse.

13:36

Bryan Hughes crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Darren Purse.

13:36 Booking

Booking Alex MacDonald receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

13:28

Alex MacDonald challenges Kevin McIntyre unfairly and gives away a free kick.

13:07

Bryan Hughes fouled by Paul Wotton, the ref awards a free kick. Luke Joyce takes the direct free kick.

9:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Lindfield on Paul Bignot. Conor Hourihane crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

4:53

Luke Young fouled by Micah Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Romain Larrieu takes the direct free kick.

2:50

Assist by Nick Chadwick.

2:50 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex MacDonald - Accrington 0 - 1 Plymouth Alex MacDonald gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Plymouth.

2:04

Nick Chadwick is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Ian Dunbavin.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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