Plymouth 2-1 Burton Albion

Simon Walton grabbed a dramatic late winner as Plymouth beat Burton to climb off of the bottom of League Two.

Walton put the hosts ahead with a 20-yard shot after a run from winger Luke Young, who nearly made it 2-0 but saw his effort hit the inside of the post.

Burton equalised when the Pilgrims failed to clear Cleveland Taylor's free-kick and Calvin Zola headed in.

But Plymouth won it through Walton's last-minute penalty after Andres Gurrieri had fouled Ashley Hemmings.

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Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

Hard work paid dividends - Fletcher

"We deserved it and I would have been disappointed if we'd lost.

"It wasn't a pretty game, scrappy and a bit tight. We had to do a lot of the mundane stuff to win but it paid off.

"We have a lot of voices in the changing room now and the young players are learning from them each and every day."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Plymouth

  • 23 Cole
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 22 Blanchard
  • 28 Bignot
  • 08 Walton Booked
  • 15 Young
  • 19 Wotton
  • 11 Feeney
  • 27 Lecointe (Sutherland - 65' )
  • 31 Hemmings (Soukouna - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 02 Berry
  • 13 Soukouna
  • 21 Lennox
  • 10 Sutherland

Burton Albion

  • 23 Atkins
  • 02 Driver
  • 05 James
  • 15 Austin
  • 20 Blanchett
  • 06 McGrath (Taylor - 70' )
  • 11 Palmer (Maghoma - 58' )
  • 21 Gurrieri
  • 26 Bolder
  • 09 Richards
  • 10 Zola

Substitutes

  • 08 Corbett
  • 16 Parkes
  • 13 Taylor
  • 19 Maghoma
  • 12 Yussuf
Ref: Adcock
Att: 6,082

Match Stats

Shots

14 7

On target

5 3

Corners

9 4

Fouls

12 16

Live Text Commentary

94:40 Full time

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

90:00 +3:11

Foul by Paul Bignot on Jacques Maghoma, free kick awarded. Ryan Austin takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:38

Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

90:00 +1:38 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Hemmings leaves the field to be replaced by Ladjie Soukouna.

90:00 +1:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Justin Richards on Darren Purse.

90:00 +0:27

Luke Young gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Cleveland Taylor from left wing.

88:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Walton - Plymouth 2 - 1 Burton Penalty taken right-footed by Simon Walton and scored. Plymouth 2-1 Burton Albion.

87:47

Unfair challenge on Ashley Hemmings by Andres Gurrieri results in a Penalty.

87:24

Short corner worked by Luke Young.

87:09

Craig Sutherland takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

83:40

The referee blows for offside. Ryan Austin takes the free kick.

83:19

Calvin Zola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

82:00

Callum Driver concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Hemmings. Centre by Luke Young, Close range header by Darren Purse goes over the crossbar.

81:08

The referee blows for offside against Craig Sutherland. Ross Atkins takes the indirect free kick.

80:05

Jacques Maghoma challenges Paul Wotton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Bignot takes the free kick.

79:15

Shot by Jacques Maghoma from outside the box goes over the net.

77:59

Shot from just outside the box by Luke Young goes over the target.

77:06

Shot from deep inside the area by Ashley Hemmings clears the bar.

75:44

Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings played to the near post, Craig Sutherland has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

75:22

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ashley Hemmings played to the near post, Justin Richards makes a clearance.

74:39

Andres Gurrieri challenges Warren Feeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Hemmings takes the direct free kick.

72:59

Assist by Justin Richards.

72:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Calvin Zola - Plymouth 1 - 1 Burton Calvin Zola finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Plymouth 1-1 Burton Albion.

72:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jacques Maghoma by Paul Bignot. Cleveland Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

70:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andres Gurrieri on Warren Feeney. Ashley Hemmings crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Ross Atkins makes a save.

69:03 Substitution

Substitution Cleveland Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing John McGrath.

66:18

Luke Young takes a shot. Tony James gets a block in.

64:47 Substitution

Substitution Craig Sutherland is brought on as a substitute for Matt Lecointe.

64:15

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Hemmings, Callum Driver manages to make a clearance.

63:59

Paul Wotton takes a shot. Ross Atkins makes a save.

63:30

Luke Young produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box and strikes the post.

62:51

Short corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the left by-line.

62:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Wotton by Calvin Zola. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

61:43

Effort on goal by Simon Walton from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.

60:39

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Hemmings, Ryan Austin manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Luke Young from the left by-line, save by Ross Atkins.

59:02

Paul Wotton has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

57:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Driver on Ashley Hemmings. Free kick taken by Ashley Hemmings.

57:09 Substitution

Substitution Jacques Maghoma on for Chris Palmer.

55:30

Calvin Zola produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

53:50

Chris Palmer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Bignot. Free kick crossed by Ashley Hemmings, save by Ross Atkins.

53:14

The offside flag is raised against Warren Feeney. Callum Driver takes the direct free kick.

52:37

The offside flag is raised against Justin Richards. Jake Cole takes the indirect free kick.

50:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Palmer by Warren Feeney. Ryan Austin takes the direct free kick.

49:13

Adam Bolder takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

48:07

Calvin Zola is caught offside. Jake Cole takes the indirect free kick.

46:27

Luke Young provided the assist for the goal.

46:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Walton - Plymouth 1 - 0 Burton Simon Walton finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-0 Burton Albion.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

43:25

Corner from the left by-line taken by Chris Palmer, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Calvin Zola misses to the right of the goal.

42:49

Foul by Ashley Hemmings on Andres Gurrieri, free kick awarded. Tony James restarts play with the free kick.

41:06

Justin Richards is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

38:37 Booking

Booking Simon Walton is cautioned.

38:35

Simon Walton concedes a free kick for a foul on John McGrath. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Chris Palmer from right channel, clearance made by Maxime Blanchard.

37:36

The official flags Warren Feeney offside. Free kick taken by Ross Atkins.

36:57

Andres Gurrieri concedes a free kick for a foul on Onismor Bhasera. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

36:18

Chris Palmer takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Simon Walton.

33:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Justin Richards by Darren Purse. John McGrath takes the free kick.

30:52

Foul by Warren Feeney on Danny Blanchett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

26:29

Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Save made by Ross Atkins.

24:52

Paul Wotton fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ashley Hemmings from right wing, clearance made by Andres Gurrieri.

24:10

Darren Purse fouled by Calvin Zola, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

23:49

Chris Palmer fouled by Maxime Blanchard, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Atkins restarts play with the free kick.

23:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Young played to the near post, Calvin Zola makes a clearance.

20:16

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

19:12

Andres Gurrieri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Warren Feeney. Ashley Hemmings restarts play with the free kick.

18:42

Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Onismor Bhasera. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

16:01

Effort on goal by Chris Palmer from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

13:17

Justin Richards is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

12:47

Corner taken by Chris Palmer played to the near post, clearance made by Simon Walton.

12:17

Maxime Blanchard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Calvin Zola. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

9:33

Corner taken by Chris Palmer.

9:05

Simon Walton takes a shot. Save by Ross Atkins.

8:50

Unfair challenge on Chris Palmer by Paul Bignot results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Blanchett.

7:42

Calvin Zola takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

6:37

Ashley Hemmings takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Ryan Austin.

4:54

Matt Lecointe challenges Tony James unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Austin.

1:59

Foul by Chris Palmer on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Luke Young restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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