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PlymouthPlymouth Argyle3WellingWelling United1

Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Welling United

Lewis Alessandra

League Two side Plymouth scored three goals in the first half against non-league Welling to earn a place in the third round of the FA Cup.

Midfielder Andres Gurrieri put the home team ahead after finishing an excellent move and Curtis Nelson slammed home from a free-kick for the second.

Lewis Alessandra headed in the third, before Welling's Alex Dyer was unable to find the target with his effort.

But Ross Lafayette scored a consolation in the second period for the visitors.

John Sheridan's men were in control for much of the encounter against their part-time counterparts, effectively winning the game after clinical finishing in the opening 21 minutes.

Gurrieri put them in front after 13 minutes when he collected Reuben Reid's pass, and the Swiss shimmied one way, then the other before netting.

They doubled their advantage five minutes after the visitors were unable to clear their lines and Nelson reacted quickest to score.

Minutes later, Alessandra had a shot turned away for a corner by goalkeeper Lee Butcher - a railway signalman - but the former Morecambe man rose highest from the resulting set-piece to put Argyle firmly in charge.

The away side's best chance of the half fell to Montserrat international Dyer, who beat two men before attempting a chip which sailed over the bar.

Plymouth were sloppy in the second period and a slip from Neal Trotman allowed Lafayette, who works in digital media, to sneak in and slot home.

They could have cut the deficit further as estate agent Lee Clarke's dink landed on the roof of the net, but the damage had already been done.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1ColeSubstituted forMcCormickat 73'minutes
  • 2Berry
  • 28Reckord
  • 17Nelson
  • 16Trotman
  • 4BlanchardSubstituted forBocoat 64'minutes
  • 14YoungSubstituted forBlizzardat 80'minutes
  • 27Gurrieri
  • 9Reid
  • 7Alessandra
  • 6Hourihane

Substitutes

  • 3Blackman
  • 5Branston
  • 8Boco
  • 11Blizzard
  • 15Wotton
  • 20Bencherif
  • 23McCormick

Welling

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 18Butcher
  • 31Vanderhyde
  • 26CargillBooked at 35mins
  • 15Dyer
  • 14Hudson
  • 5Franks
  • 9GuthrieBooked at 69mins
  • 4GallagherSubstituted forBeautymanat 81'minutes
  • 10Lafayette
  • 8ClarkeBooked at 65mins
  • 33HealyBooked at 69minsSubstituted forCumbersat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bergqvist
  • 13Turner
  • 17Webb
  • 20Come
  • 21Beautyman
  • 25Cumbers
  • 29Ekim
Referee:
Steve Bratt
Attendance:
4,706

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Welling United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Welling United 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Blaine Hudson (Welling United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

  6. Post update

    Ross Lafayette (Welling United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Post update

    Lee Clarke (Welling United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

    De'Reece Vanderhyde (Welling United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Andres Gurrieri (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Baily Cargill (Welling United).

  13. Post update

    Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luis Cumbers (Welling United).

  15. Post update

    Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by De'Reece Vanderhyde (Welling United).

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Welling United. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Reckord (Plymouth Argyle).

  20. Post update

    Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.