Joe Lennox scored his first goal for Plymouth to earn them a draw at Exeter in the Devon derby.

Exeter took the lead against the run of play when Liam Sercombe's deflected 25-yard shot flew into the bottom corner.

Jamie Cureton could have doubled the lead but shot high and wide with only Argyle keeper Rene Gilmartin to beat.

Lennox levelled when his deflected shot went in off the far post and Plymouth held on despite having Maxime Blanchard sent off for a second yellow card.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a very scrappy, even sort of game.

"I'd like to think we could have scored more today on our chances.

"We're slightly disappointed we lost the lead.

"We had our chance to go 2-0 up and didn't take it."

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"I thought we were in control of the game.

"Jamie Cureton didn't have his finishing boots on today, which we're delighted about.

"We put them under a lot of pressure and got the goal which we deserved.

"He (Joe Lennox) is growing up, maturing and learning how to do the defensive side of the game which makes him a dangerous player."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Exeter

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Tully
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 06 Coles
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 08 Oakley (Keohane - 74' )
  • 10 Gow (Amankwaah - 78' )
  • 12 Cureton Booked
  • 19 O'Flynn

Substitutes

  • 24 Evans
  • 16 Amankwaah
  • 37 Moore-Taylor
  • 22 Keohane
  • 23 Dawson
  • 31 Chamberlain
  • 35 Reid

Plymouth Argyle

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 04 Blanchard Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 17 Nelson
  • 06 Hourihane (Chadwick - 66' )
  • 08 Young
  • 19 Lennox
  • 27 Gurrieri (Williams - 46' Booked )
  • 30 Molesley
  • 10 Griffiths (Feeney - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 16 Lowry
  • 03 Williams
  • 09 Chadwick
  • 11 Feeney
  • 29 Harvey
Ref: Woolmer
Att: 6,447

Match Stats

Shots

9 9

On target

4 4

Corners

4 3

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:09 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +5:02

Unfair challenge on Onismor Bhasera by Kevin Amankwaah results in a free kick. Darren Purse takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:43

Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +3:43 Booking

Booking Booking for Jamie Cureton for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +3:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Cureton on Curtis Nelson.

90:00 +1:07

Header by Scot Bennett from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

89:55

Warren Feeney fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Purse.

87:44

Direct free kick taken by Liam Sercombe.

87:44 Dismissal

Dismissal Maxime Blanchard is sent off by the referee.

87:34

Foul by Maxime Blanchard on John O'Flynn, free kick awarded.

86:01

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

85:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pat Baldwin on Joe Lennox. Robbie Williams takes the free kick.

84:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Chadwick on Craig Woodman. Danny Coles restarts play with the free kick.

83:25

Effort from inside the area by Jamie Cureton misses to the left of the goal.

83:05

Mark Molesley takes a shot. Comfortable save by Artur Krysiak.

82:28

Kevin Amankwaah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Molesley. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Molesley, Liam Sercombe makes a clearance.

77:31 Substitution

Substitution Kevin Amankwaah joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alan Gow.

73:48 Substitution

Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Keohane coming on for Matt Oakley.

72:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Lennox - Exeter 1 - 1 Plymouth Joe Lennox fires in a goal from just outside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Exeter 1-1 Plymouth.

71:43

Corner taken by Luke Young from the left by-line, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance.

70:32

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Young, Warren Feeney takes a shot.

65:00

Direct free kick taken by Scot Bennett.

65:00 Substitution

Substitution (Plymouth) makes a substitution, with Nick Chadwick coming on for Conor Hourihane.

65:00 Substitution

Substitution Rhys Griffiths leaves the field to be replaced by Warren Feeney.

65:00

Foul by Rhys Griffiths on Pat Baldwin, free kick awarded.

62:46

Onismor Bhasera has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

59:40

The referee blows for offside against Rhys Griffiths. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

55:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Sercombe, save by Rene Gilmartin.

55:16

Corner taken left-footed by Liam Sercombe to the near post, clearance made by Robbie Williams.

54:05

Scot Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Molesley. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.

52:44

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Young from the left by-line, Header by Darren Purse from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

48:41

Steve Tully takes the free kick.

48:41 Booking

Booking Caution for Robbie Williams.

48:24

Liam Sercombe fouled by Robbie Williams, the ref awards a free kick.

47:32

Shot by Jamie Cureton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

46:15

Headed chance falls to Alan Gow, save by Rene Gilmartin.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Robbie Williams comes on in place of Andres Gurrieri.

45:00 +1:25 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

44:57

Joe Lennox takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.

44:18

Maxime Blanchard fouled by Scot Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.

43:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Rhys Griffiths. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.

42:04

Unfair challenge on Alan Gow by Conor Hourihane results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Alan Gow.

34:41

Andres Gurrieri fouled by Matt Oakley, the ref awards a free kick. Conor Hourihane takes the direct free kick.

33:37

Assist on the goal came from Danny Coles.

33:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Sercombe - Exeter 1 - 0 Plymouth Goal scored by Liam Sercombe from outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 1-0 Plymouth.

32:13

Rhys Griffiths heads at goal, save by Artur Krysiak.

31:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rhys Griffiths by Pat Baldwin. Conor Hourihane takes the direct free kick.

31:10

Alan Gow has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

29:53

Maxime Blanchard fouled by Jamie Cureton, the ref awards a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

26:52

Unfair challenge on Andres Gurrieri by Pat Baldwin results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Conor Hourihane, Steve Tully makes a clearance.

25:05

The referee gives a free kick against Conor Hourihane for handball. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Jamie Cureton.

21:10

Mark Molesley has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

17:45

Scot Bennett takes the direct free kick.

17:45 Booking

Booking The referee shows Maxime Blanchard a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

17:28

Maxime Blanchard challenges Alan Gow unfairly and gives away a free kick.

14:20

Corner taken left-footed by Jamie Cureton from the left by-line, Mark Molesley makes a clearance.

13:28

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Cureton, Close range header by Scot Bennett goes over the bar.

12:28

Foul by Luke Young on Craig Woodman, free kick awarded. Shot comes in from Liam Sercombe from the free kick, fantastic save by Rene Gilmartin.

4:45

Conor Hourihane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Gow. Matt Oakley takes the free kick.

3:23

Rhys Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pat Baldwin. Pat Baldwin takes the direct free kick.

1:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Coles on Andres Gurrieri. The ball is delivered by Luke Young, Rhys Griffiths produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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