Accrington keeper Paul Rachubka saved a penalty before seeing red in Stanley's eventful draw with Plymouth.

Rachubka stopped Warren Feeney's spot-kick on 78 minutes but was sent off 10 minutes later for retaliating to a tackle from the striker.

Argyle took the lead when Robbie Williams's free-kick crashed against a post and fell to Onismor Bhasera, who slotted home.

James Beattie levelled the score in the second half with a powerful low shot.

Goalkeeper Rene Gilmartin made two important saves as Stanley piled on the pressure.

Then came the penalty, awarded for Michael Liddle's challenge on substitute Paris Cowan-Hall. which Rachubka saved with his legs.

Gilmartin made another spectacular save from Luke Joyce's free-kick, before the late brawl which saw Leeds loanee Rachubka dismissed.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"We didn't play well today, but it was a great point for us away from home.

"The lads just rolled their sleeves up and dug in for one another.

"I'm disappointed we didn't hang on to all three points but credit to Accrington, they came at us and put us under a lot of pressure. It shows a lot of character from the lads to grind out a result and get positives from it, even when we're not at our best. We'll take a lot from that."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Accrington Stanley

  • 01 Rachubka Dismissed
  • 02 Murphy
  • 03 Liddle
  • 05 Nsiala Booked
  • 06 Winnard
  • 24 Molyneux (Amond - 75' )
  • 04 Joyce
  • 12 Miller
  • 07 Lindfield (Dawber - 90' )
  • 21 Beattie (Carver - 80' )
  • 33 Boco

Substitutes

  • 22 Dawber
  • 18 Eckersley
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 14 Clark
  • 15 Dixon
  • 19 Carver
  • 23 Amond

Plymouth

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera Booked
  • 17 Nelson
  • 03 Williams
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 08 Young
  • 19 Lennox (Cowan-Hall - 72' )
  • 09 Chadwick Booked
  • 10 Griffiths (Feeney - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 16 Lowry
  • 23 Richards
  • 29 Harvey
  • 07 Cowan-Hall
  • 11 Feeney
  • 21 Lecointe
Ref: Russell
Att: 2,012

Match Stats

Shots

16 11

On target

8 6

Corners

11 6

Fouls

5 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:40

Short corner taken by Luke Joyce from the right by-line.

90:00 +0:17 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Dawber comes on in place of Craig Lindfield.

88:27 Dismissal

Dismissal Paul Rachubka shown a red card for violent conduct.

88:17

Paris Cowan-Hall takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

87:44

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Young from the left by-line, clearance by Aristote Nsiala.

85:04

Luke Young takes the outswinging corner, Darren Purse takes a shot. Corner taken by Luke Young.

84:12

Centre by Onismor Bhasera, Header on goal by Craig Lindfield from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

83:34

Peter Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Rene Gilmartin. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

82:56 Booking

Booking Nick Chadwick goes into the referee's book.

82:37

Luke Joyce takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Conor Hourihane manages to make a clearance. Luke Joyce decides to take a short corner.

80:38 Booking

Booking Booking for Onismor Bhasera.

80:34

Robbie Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on George Miller. Shot comes in from Luke Joyce from the free kick,

79:03 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Carver on for James Beattie.

78:20 Penalty

Penalty taken by Luke Young is saved by Paul Rachubka. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Plymouth.

77:17

Michael Liddle challenges Paris Cowan-Hall unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

76:12

Nick Chadwick takes a shot. Comfortable save by Paul Rachubka.

75:38 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala is cautioned.

75:34

Unfair challenge on Nick Chadwick by Aristote Nsiala results in a free kick. Robbie Williams restarts play with the free kick.

74:35 Substitution

Substitution (Accrington Stanley) makes a substitution, with Padraig Amond coming on for Lee Molyneux.

71:10 Substitution

Substitution Paris Cowan-Hall joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Lennox.

69:13

Shot by Luke Joyce from a long way out goes over the target.

67:54

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Joyce, Nick Chadwick makes a clearance.

63:54

The official flags Warren Feeney offside. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

62:40

Craig Lindfield sends in a cross, Effort from inside the area by James Beattie misses to the right of the target.

60:32

Shot by Onismor Bhasera. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

59:01 Substitution

Substitution Warren Feeney comes on in place of Rhys Griffiths.

56:38

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Joyce from the left by-line played to the near post. The ball is swung over by Luke Joyce, Header by James Beattie from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

55:40

Lee Molyneux fouled by Durrell Berry, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Luke Joyce from the free kick, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

55:25

Dean Winnard fouled by Rhys Griffiths, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aristote Nsiala.

54:17

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Joyce from the left by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Dean Winnard misses to the right of the target.

51:36 Goal scored

Goal! - James Beattie - Accrington 1 - 1 Plymouth James Beattie finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 1-1 Plymouth.

50:53

Foul by Joe Lennox on Michael Liddle, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Murphy.

49:38

Shot from 25 yards from Luke Young. Blocked by Luke Joyce. Corner taken right-footed by Luke Young from the right by-line, clearance by Peter Murphy.

48:10

Corner taken by Luke Joyce.

47:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Murphy by Joe Lennox. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

46:01

Effort from the edge of the area by Onismor Bhasera goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

44:33

Unfair challenge on George Miller by Luke Young results in a free kick. Peter Murphy takes the direct free kick.

44:06

Craig Lindfield takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.

43:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

38:50

Aristote Nsiala produces a cross, comfortable save by Rene Gilmartin.

37:39

The offside flag is raised against Rhys Griffiths. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

36:23

Luke Joyce takes a inswinging corner.

34:10

Shot by Nick Chadwick. Paul Rachubka makes a comfortable save.

32:34

Rhys Griffiths is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

30:13

James Beattie produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Blocked by Robbie Williams.

27:30

Inswinging corner taken by Luke Joyce from the left by-line, clearance made by Luke Young. James Beattie takes a shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.

26:28

Robbie Williams provided the assist for the goal.

26:28 Goal scored

Goal! - Onismor Bhasera - Accrington 0 - 1 Plymouth Onismor Bhasera fires in a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Accrington Stanley 0-1 Plymouth.

25:25

Peter Murphy challenges Rhys Griffiths unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Williams produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

21:04

Pass corner from left by-line taken by Luke Joyce to short, Darren Purse makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Joyce, Darren Purse fouled by Aristote Nsiala, the ref awards a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.

20:42

Romuald Boco has a drilled shot. Save by Rene Gilmartin.

13:54

Lee Molyneux delivers the ball, Rene Gilmartin makes a comfortable save.

11:07

Lee Molyneux sends in a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Romuald Boco misses to the right of the goal.

10:34

Romuald Boco produces a drilled right-footed shot from 35 yards that went over the net.

8:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Miller by Conor Hourihane. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Lee Molyneux, save by Rene Gilmartin.

7:15

Luke Joyce has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

4:56

Lee Molyneux fouled by Conor Hourihane, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

4:13

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Young, Dean Winnard manages to make a clearance.

1:50

Shot by Luke Young. Save made by Paul Rachubka. Corner taken by Luke Young from the left by-line, Header on goal by Nick Chadwick from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

0:00

The game begins.

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