Ten-man Plymouth suffered their first defeat in four games as John McCombe scored twice in York's comfortable win at Home Park.

Plymouth had defender Neal Trotman sent off for a professional foul on Ryan Bowman in the box after 11 minutes.

Wes Fletcher scored from the spot with McCombe doubling the lead on half-time, heading home Bowman's cross.

York added two more after the break when McCombe poked in from a corner before Josh Carson made it 4-0 late on.

VIEW FROM THE CHANGING ROOM

York City boss Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"Plymouth's always a very tough place to come and whether it's for or against you, you never like to see a player getting sent off.

"I've been in that situation many times before when I've either been down to 10 with my own team as a player or manager or the opposition's been down and they can make it very difficult.

"Plymouth kept their shape and kept working hard but the one thing we had to do at half-time was make sure we stayed professional and keeping doing things simple.

"Great credit to the players, we did that."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 25 Purrington
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 16 Trotman Dismissed
  • 17 Nelson
  • 20 Banton (Thomas - 55' Booked )
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 09 Reid Booked
  • 08 Boco (Berry - 54' )
  • 07 Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 02 Berry
  • 10 Morgan
  • 14 Young
  • 18 Harvey
  • 19 Thomas
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 32 Dawson

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo
  • 03 Davies
  • 10 Penn Booked (Montrose - 79' )
  • 15 Lowe Booked
  • 16 McCombe Booked
  • 12 Carson Booked
  • 37 Reed
  • 09 Fletcher (Coulson - 67' )
  • 19 Bowman (Dickinson - 91' )
  • 26 Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 07 Coulson
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 25 Dickinson
  • 28 Puri
Ref: Charles Breakspear
Att: 6,502

Match Stats

Shots

5 13

On target

3 9

Corners

2 11

Fouls

12 18

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 4.

90:00 +4:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 4.

90:00 +3:07

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

90:00 +2:25 Booking

Booking Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +2:18

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +2:18

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Chris Dickinson replaces Ryan Bowman.

90:00 +0:12 Booking

Booking Josh Carson (York City) is shown the yellow card.

89:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 4. Josh Carson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Michael Coulson.

88:09 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 3. John McCombe (York City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Coulson with a cross.

87:10

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ben Purrington.

86:18

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

86:18

Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:10

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:10

Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).

83:13

Corner, York City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

80:51

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Cole.

80:37

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

79:30 Booking

Booking Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

78:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Russell Penn.

77:14

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:14

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

76:49

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

75:58

Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

74:20

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:20

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

72:50

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

72:50

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

72:25

Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

70:40

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Davies.

69:40

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:40

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

66:47 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Michael Coulson replaces Wes Fletcher because of an injury.

64:51 Booking

Booking Keith Lowe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

64:34

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:34

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

63:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

63:33

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:36

Corner, York City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

58:52

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).

58:52

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:53

Attempt missed. John McCombe (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

57:29

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Cole.

57:07

Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

54:25

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:25

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

54:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Jason Banton.

53:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Durrell Berry replaces Romuald Boco.

53:34

Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

50:58

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

49:05

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

49:05

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

48:31

Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

45:56

Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 2.

45:00 +2:34 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 2.

45:00 +2:28

Corner, York City. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

45:00 +1:41 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 2. John McCombe (York City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Bowman.

44:33

Corner, York City. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

44:08

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:08

Foul by William Hayhurst (York City).

43:29

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) header from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

42:39

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

42:20

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

42:20

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).

38:10

Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

38:10

Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

36:52

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

36:52

Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:12

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:12

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

35:35

Corner, York City. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

35:04

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

35:04

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

33:08

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

33:08

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:32

Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

26:32

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:32

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

25:54

Attempt saved. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

24:18

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:18

Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).

23:53

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:53

Foul by Keith Lowe (York City).

23:14

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

23:14

William Hayhurst (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:26 Booking

Booking Russell Penn (York City) is shown the yellow card.

21:18

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:18

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

20:03

Attempt blocked. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:12 Booking

Booking John McCombe (York City) is shown the yellow card.

19:00

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:59

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

15:33

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John McCombe.

13:12

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

13:12

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 1. Wes Fletcher (York City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

10:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

10:37

Penalty York City. Ryan Bowman draws a foul in the penalty area.

9:58

Penalty conceded by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

9:31

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:31

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

5:35

Attempt missed. Wes Fletcher (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

3:34

John McCombe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

3:34

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

1:28

Foul by Ben Davies (York City).

1:28

Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:55

Ryan Bowman (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:55

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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