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Plymouth Argyle 0-4 York City

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.

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

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."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 4Blanchard
  • 25Purrington
  • 11Blizzard
  • 16TrotmanBooked at 11mins
  • 17Nelson
  • 20BantonSubstituted forN Thomasat 55'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Hourihane
  • 9ReidBooked at 80mins
  • 8BocoSubstituted forBerryat 54'minutes
  • 7Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 2Berry
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Young
  • 18Harvey
  • 19N Thomas
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 32Dawson

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2Oyebanjo
  • 3Davies
  • 10PennBooked at 22minsSubstituted forMontroseat 79'minutes
  • 15LoweBooked at 65mins
  • 16McCombeBooked at 20mins
  • 12CarsonBooked at 90mins
  • 37Reed
  • 9FletcherSubstituted forCoulsonat 67'minutes
  • 19BowmanSubstituted forDickinsonat 90+1'minutes
  • 26Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 7Coulson
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 25Dickinson
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
6,502

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamYork
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 4.
Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).
Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Chris Dickinson replaces Ryan Bowman.

Booking

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

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.

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.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Ben Purrington.
Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).
Keith Lowe (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lewis Montrose (York City).
Corner, York City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Cole.
Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Lewis Montrose replaces Russell Penn.
Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Adam Reed (York City).
Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.
Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Russell Penn (York City).
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John McCombe (York City).
Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Davies.
Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by John McCombe (York City).

Substitution

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

Booking

Keith Lowe (York City) is shown the yellow card.
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (York City).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Durrell Berry.
Foul by Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle).
Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
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.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Jake Cole.
Attempt saved. William Hayhurst (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Jason Banton.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Durrell Berry replaces Romuald Boco.
Attempt missed. Russell Penn (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
(Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Wes Fletcher (York City).
Corner, York City. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.
Attempt saved. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, York City 2.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.

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.
Corner, York City. Conceded by Dominic Blizzard.
Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by William Hayhurst (York City).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield31161052358
2Scunthorpe31141341555
3Oxford Utd31141251954
4Rochdale3016591353
5Fleetwood30164101452
6Burton301497551
7Southend3013891047
8Hartlepool3111812041
9Dag & Red31101011-140
10Newport271098239
11York3291211139
12Plymouth3010911-839
13Exeter3010812-338
14Wimbledon3110813-538
15Morecambe3010812-638
16Cheltenham3081210-536
17Portsmouth3181211-836
18Mansfield3181112-1135
19Bristol Rovers3081012-434
20Accrington298912-733
21Bury2871110-332
22Wycombe3071013-631
23Torquay307815-1629
24Northampton306816-1926
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