League Two
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Fleetwood Town 0-4 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle earned a convincing win at fellow play-off hopefuls Fleetwood.

Reuben Reid slammed the Pilgrims ahead, having earlier been denied by home keeper Chris Maxwell.

Matt Parsons then hit the woodwork before Luke Young made it 2-0 with a defected second-half effort.

Antoni Sarcevic was denied in a one-on-one with Argyle keeper Jake Cole, Maxime Blanchard headed a third for Plymouth and Conor Hourihane's free-kick made it 4-0.

Argyle's third successive win away from home moves them to eighth in the League Two table, seven points behind Fleetwood in sixth.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

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Post-match: Fleetwood boss Alexander

"I'm a realist and a professional, and getting beaten 4-0 isn't good enough. Before I look for any positives out of that, I have to confront the negatives.

"There's a difference between playing and competing. We played, but I don't think we competed - when you're right on the line and on the verge of going over the line.

"That's the worst feeling I've had all season. I'm really disappointed - I'm not clever enough to come up with a better word than 'disappointed' that isn't a swear word."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlinBooked at 85mins
  • 20Taylor
  • 8SchumacherSubstituted forMurdochat 31'minutes
  • 6Pond
  • 5RobertsSubstituted forMorrisat 64'minutes
  • 22Hughes
  • 35MarrowSubstituted forParkinat 52'minutes
  • 10Matt
  • 18SarcevicBooked at 89mins
  • 7Evans

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 4Murdoch
  • 9Parkin
  • 14Hogan
  • 16Cresswell
  • 24Morris
  • 34Mandron

Plymouth

  • 1Cole
  • 2Berry
  • 26Parsons
  • 17Nelson
  • 16Trotman
  • 4Blanchard
  • 15WottonBooked at 75minsSubstituted forObadeyiat 86'minutes
  • 6Hourihane
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forBocoat 83'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forMorganat 83'minutes
  • 14Young

Substitutes

  • 8Boco
  • 10Morgan
  • 18Harvey
  • 25Purrington
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 28Obadeyi
  • 32Dawson
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
2,131

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home11
Away16
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 4.
Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matthew Parsons.
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).
Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Paul Wotton.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 4. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Romuald Boco replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Marvin Morgan replaces Reuben Reid.
Attempt missed. Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Pond.
Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town).
Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).
Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).

Booking

Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Paul Wotton (Plymouth Argyle).
Matty Hughes (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.
Foul by Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle).
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).
Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 3. Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Luke Young with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Gareth Evans.
Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Mark Roberts.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.
Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.
Attempt blocked. Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Matthew Parsons.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.
Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.
Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town).
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jon Parkin replaces Alex Marrow.
Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 2. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Durrell Berry.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield33171062561
2Scunthorpe33151441959
3Rochdale3217691457
4Oxford Utd33141361855
5Burton3314118353
6Fleetwood3216412952
7Southend33131010949
8Plymouth3212911-345
9Newport3011910142
10Hartlepool3311913-242
11Wimbledon3311814-541
12York3391311140
13Dag & Red32101012-240
14Morecambe32101012-640
15Bury3191210139
16Exeter3310914-539
17Cheltenham3291211-739
18Portsmouth3391212-1139
19Bristol Rovers3291112-238
20Mansfield3391113-1338
21Wycombe3291013-437
22Accrington3291013-737
23Northampton328816-1632
24Torquay327916-1730
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