League Two
Plymouth2Southend0

Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Southend United

Goals from Lewis Alessandra and Reuben Reid gave Plymouth victory over 10-man Southend at Home Park.

The visitors had Cian Bolger sent off for a second bookable offence after just 15 minutes.

Striker Alessandra put the Pilgrims in front after the break when he finished from 10 yards after Kevin Mellor's strong run and cutback.

Mellor and Alessandra combined well to set up Reid to head home his fifth of the season from eight yards.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 29HartleyBooked at 67mins
  • 16McHughBooked at 90mins
  • 7Alessandra
  • 4CoxBooked at 28minsSubstituted forNorburnat 70'minutes
  • 28O'ConnorBooked at 29mins
  • 8BantonSubstituted forN Thomasat 87'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 9Reid
  • 10MorganBooked at 14minsSubstituted forHarveyat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 3Purrington
  • 6Norburn
  • 11Blizzard
  • 14Harvey
  • 19N Thomas
  • 24Allen

Southend

  • 1Bentley
  • 2White
  • 15BolgerBooked at 15mins
  • 6Prosser
  • 3Coker
  • 14HurstSubstituted forThompsonat 16'minutesBooked at 44mins
  • 16C Clifford
  • 18Leonard
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10CorrSubstituted forCoulthirstat 64'minutes
  • 11WestonSubstituted forWorrallat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Thompson
  • 7Worrall
  • 9Barnard
  • 17Coulthirst
  • 19Payne
  • 21Smith
  • 22Deegan
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
6,247

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Southend United 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

Luke Prosser (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Oliver Norburn (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Conor Clifford (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Booking

Nathan Thomas (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

David Worrall (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Jason Banton.

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

Attempt missed. Ben Coker (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Conor Clifford (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Ryan Leonard (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. David Worrall replaces Myles Weston.

Attempt missed. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Shaquile Coulthirst (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Marvin Morgan.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oliver Norburn replaces Lee Cox.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Southend United 0. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Lewis Alessandra.

Booking

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Myles Weston (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Shaquile Coulthirst replaces Barry Corr.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Bentley.

Attempt saved. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Adam Thompson.

Attempt blocked. Myles Weston (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burton5410413
2Cheltenham5410413
3Morecambe5401512
4Shrewsbury5320711
5Wycombe5311410
6Bury5311310
7Portsmouth5311310
8Northampton522108
9Cambridge521247
10Plymouth521237
11Tranmere521217
12Dag & Red521207
13Wimbledon521207
14Southend521207
15Stevenage5212-27
16Mansfield5203-26
17York505005
18Luton5122-25
19Newport5113-34
20Hartlepool5104-53
21Exeter5023-52
22Carlisle5023-82
23Oxford Utd5014-41
24Accrington5014-71
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