League Two
Plymouth2Torquay0

Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Torquay United

Caolan Lavery

Plymouth Argyle scored two second half goals to defeat Devon rivals Torquay United in League Two.

On-loan Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery fired the home side ahead with a superbly-taken first-time strike on the hour mark.

And Lewis Alessandra chested in skipper Conor Hourihane's 85th-minute cross from the left for Plymouth's second.

The visitors' best chance fell to Jordan Chapell, who saw his 30-yard effort saved by Luke McCormick.

The Pilgrims are now just five points off a play-off spot, while Torquay remain in the the relegation zone, a point away from safety.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 4Blanchard
  • 25Purrington
  • 11Blizzard
  • 16Trotman
  • 17Nelson
  • 7AlessandraBooked at 87mins
  • 6Hourihane
  • 13LaveryBooked at 60minsSubstituted forYoungat 79'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forObadeyiat 88'minutes
  • 27Gurrieri

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 5Branston
  • 8Boco
  • 14Young
  • 19N Thomas
  • 26Obadeyi

Torquay

  • 1PokeBooked at 35mins
  • 2Tonge
  • 21Cruise
  • 7Mansell
  • 4DownesBooked at 5mins
  • 29O'Connor
  • 10Bodin
  • 36MozikaSubstituted forBenyonat 71'minutes
  • 9Hawley
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forStockleyat 77'minutes
  • 17McCourt

Substitutes

  • 5Pearce
  • 11Cameron
  • 13Rice
  • 19Stockley
  • 20Craig
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
10,126

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Torquay United 0.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lee Mansell.

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

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Reuben Reid.

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

Foul by Aaron Downes (Torquay United).

Booking

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Torquay United 0. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Hourihane.

Attempt blocked. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young replaces Caolan Lavery.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jayden Stockley replaces Jordan Chapell.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle).

Jak McCourt (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Elliot Benyon replaces Damien Mozika.

Attempt missed. Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Damien Mozika (Torquay United).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Aaron Downes.

Attempt missed. Karl Hawley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Torquay United 0. Caolan Lavery (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt blocked. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe24128436241244
2Burton2412662722542
3Chesterfield23118433191441
4Southend2412573021941
5Rochdale2412483531440
6Oxford Utd23108534211338
7Fleetwood2312293729838
8Newport2210753022837
9Morecambe25105102933-435
10Dag & Red249783128334
11Cheltenham248973133-233
12Plymouth249692225-333
13Exeter239593031-132
14Hartlepool248792728-131
15Wimbledon237792427-328
16Bury246993030027
17Wycombe227692929027
18Mansfield2468102533-826
19Portsmouth2468102938-926
20York2451092731-425
21Accrington2467112634-825
22Bristol Rovers2358102025-523
23Torquay2457122439-1522
24Northampton2347121730-1319
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