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Stevenage 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Stevenage stretched their unbeaten run to five games as they snatched a dramatic late win against Plymouth.

The Pilgrims' closest effort came when Bobby Reid volleyed Drew Talbot's cross against the bar from inside the area.

It looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Bruno Andrade latched onto Tom Pett's pass on the counter attack before keeping his composure to score.

Stevenage are now level with the Pilgrims and just a point off the League Two play-off places.

Stevenage boss Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Westley on Stevenage v Plymouth

"The conditions were very difficult in the first half, the wind was blowing very strongly, and it kept us on the back foot.

"We had to be solid and strong and give nothing away in the first half - but in the second half I thought we came out and we were strong and front-footed.

"With their back five it was always going to be a game where we had to be patient but we knew they conceded late goals."

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 19Wells
  • 3Dembele
  • 34DeaconSubstituted forMartinat 45'minutesSubstituted forJohnsonat 86'minutes
  • 7WhelpdaleSubstituted forAndradeat 76'minutes
  • 8Walton
  • 18ParrettBooked at 73mins
  • 11Pett
  • 22Lee
  • 33KennedyBooked at 78mins

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 6Bond
  • 24Johnson
  • 27Johnson
  • 32Conlon
  • 36Andrade
  • 50Martin

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 27Talbot
  • 29Hartley
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 11Blizzard
  • 17ReidBooked at 59minsSubstituted forCoxat 81'minutes
  • 19O'Connor
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 7Alessandra
  • 28BruntSubstituted forBantonat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 3Purrington
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 8Banton
  • 14Harvey
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
3,022

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Goal!

Goal! Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 0. Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Johnson.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Bira Dembélé.

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle).

Danny Johnson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Johnson replaces Dave Martin because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Bruno Andrade (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Simon Walton.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dave Martin.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Bobby Reid.

Hand ball by Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Kennedy (Stevenage).

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

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Bruno Andrade replaces Chris Whelpdale.

Attempt missed. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Dave Martin (Stevenage).

Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Drew Talbot (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Dean Wells.

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Ryan Brunt.

Attempt missed. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury34197849252464
2Burton34197846301664
3Wycombe341712549301963
4Luton341610841281358
5Bury341771046351158
6Southend34161083830858
7Newport34158114039153
8Plymouth341571240261452
9Stevenage34157124943652
10Northampton341551454431150
11Wimbledon341210124343046
12Morecambe34129133535045
13Portsmouth341111123938144
14Exeter341111124348-544
15Accrington34134174255-1343
16Cambridge34118154847141
17Mansfield34118152942-1341
18Dag & Red34117163946-740
19Oxford Utd34912133741-439
20York34715123440-636
21Carlisle34113204158-1736
22Tranmere34810163545-1034
23Cheltenham34810163049-1934
24Hartlepool3476212556-3127
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