Plymouth Argyle ran out comfortable winners over rivals Exeter City in the Devon derby in League Two.

Liam Sercombe was denied an early Exeter penalty, before Tyler Harvey rifled a free-kick into the top left corner for the Pilgrims.

Reuben Reid doubled Argyle's lead when he fired under Christy Pym after beating the offside trap.

Curtis Nelson made it three with a left-footed shot from close range for Argyle's first win of the season.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 02 Mellor
  • 16 McHugh Booked
  • 28 O'Connor
  • 05 Nelson
  • 29 Hartley
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 14 Harvey (Allen - 76' )
  • 09 Reid (Morgan - 71' Booked )
  • 06 Norburn Booked
  • 08 Banton (Thomas - 85' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Bittner
  • 03 Purrington
  • 10 Morgan
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 19 Thomas
  • 22 Smalley
  • 24 Allen

Exeter City

  • 30 Pym
  • 03 Woodman
  • 02 Butterfield (Wheeler - 45' )
  • 05 Baldwin
  • 26 Tillson (Cummins - 45' )
  • 04 Bennett Booked
  • 14 Grimes
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 20 Nichols Booked (Watkins - 74' )
  • 10 Keohane
  • 08 Oakley Booked

Substitutes

  • 11 Davies
  • 16 Dawson
  • 21 Hamon
  • 22 Wheeler
  • 27 Jay
  • 29 Watkins
  • 31 Cummins
Ref: Roger East
Att: 11,418

Match Stats

Shots

19 12

On target

5 3

Corners

8 4

Fouls

13 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Exeter City 0.

90:00 +5:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Exeter City 0.

90:00 +4:31

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

90:00 +3:18

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

90:00 +1:33

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +1:33

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:17

Attempt blocked. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00

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

90:00

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

87:13

Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).

87:13

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

84:30 Substitution

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

82:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Exeter City 0. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

81:40

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

81:40

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

79:32 Booking

Booking Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

79:23

Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

79:23

Matt Oakley (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:23

Foul by Marvin Morgan (Plymouth Argyle).

78:23

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

77:35

Attempt missed. Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:00

River Allen (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:57

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

76:34 Booking

Booking Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

76:29

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

76:29

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

75:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. River Allen replaces Tyler Harvey.

75:12

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

73:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Ollie Watkins replaces Tom Nichols.

72:40

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

72:24

Attempt blocked. Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

70:54

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

70:54

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

70:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Marvin Morgan replaces Reuben Reid.

66:57

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by David Wheeler.

66:44

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:16

Attempt missed. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

65:36

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

65:36

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

62:38

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

62:38

Graham Cummins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:05

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

62:05

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

60:35

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:35 Booking

Booking Tom Nichols (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

60:35

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

59:25

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

56:21

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

55:49

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

54:53

Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

54:53

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

54:16

Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

53:52 Booking

Booking Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

53:41

Foul by Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle).

53:41

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

52:04

Attempt missed. David Wheeler (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

49:42 Booking

Booking Matt Oakley (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

49:39

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

49:39

Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:41

Attempt missed. Graham Cummins (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

48:24

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

48:11

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

47:43

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:43

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

46:25

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 2, Exeter City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Danny Butterfield.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Graham Cummins replaces Jordan Tillson.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

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

45:00 +0:35

Attempt blocked. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

44:13 Booking

Booking Scott Bennett (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

44:09

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

44:09

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

43:07

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

43:07

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

42:00

Foul by Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle).

42:00

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Exeter City 0. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tyler Harvey.

34:06

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

33:55

Attempt saved. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

33:02

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Tillson.

32:48

Attempt saved. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

31:18

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

31:18

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:44

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

28:44

Tom Nichols (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:26

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

27:53

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Pat Baldwin.

26:15

Attempt missed. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

21:22

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Tillson.

18:23

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

16:31

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

13:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Exeter City 0. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

13:18

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

13:18

Foul by Scott Bennett (Exeter City).

11:59

Attempt blocked. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11:20

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

10:46

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jordan Tillson.

8:04

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

7:45

Attempt blocked. Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:17

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

6:50

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

6:50

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:15

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

6:15

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

3:59

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

3:13

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

2:58

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

2:26

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Bennett.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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