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York City 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Jake Jervis scores Plymouth Argyle's opener
Jake Jervis took his tally for the season to 10 by scoring Plymouth Argyle's opener

Jackie McNamara's first League Two game in charge of York ended in defeat at the hands of leaders Plymouth Argyle.

The Pilgrims dominated the game, with Jake Jervis heading in Graham Carey's cross for the first after the pair both had earlier efforts saved.

The impressive Carey fired in the second from Gregg Wylde's cross.

Carey hit the bar with a cross in the second half before Ben Godfrey got a consolation goal in the eighth minute of stoppage time.

There were 10 additional minutes after York's Dave Winfield was stretchered off midway through the second half with his neck in a brace after a clash of heads with Argyle defender Peter Hartley.

The win maintained Plymouth's five-point lead at the top of League Two, while York's defeat left them two points clear of the relegation places.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

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McNamara on York v Plymouth

"I was more pleased with the second half. First half, I thought there was far too much fear in their game.

"We weren't taking responsibility, we weren't on the ball and passing it to others when it's on in the last third.

"So we changed things, brought on our 36-year-old (Jonathan Greening) at half-time to take responsibility on the ball and help others and I thought he did that.

"He steadied us down a little bit."

Line-ups

York

  • 1Flinders
  • 6Nolan
  • 14Swan
  • 16WinfieldSubstituted forLoweat 72'minutes
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 20CollinsSubstituted forTutondaat 55'minutes
  • 4Berrett
  • 26Godfrey
  • 23TurnerSubstituted forGreeningat 45'minutes
  • 9Oliver
  • 7Coulson

Substitutes

  • 13Straker
  • 15Lowe
  • 19Hyde
  • 24Ingham
  • 27Tutonda
  • 29Sinclair
  • 30Greening

Plymouth

  • 21Bittner
  • 2Mellor
  • 5NelsonBooked at 90mins
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 27TannerSubstituted forBruntat 81'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 4McHughSubstituted forSimpsonat 79'minutes
  • 26ThrelkeldBooked at 47mins
  • 11WyldeSubstituted forCoxat 90+5'minutes
  • 14Jervis

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 24Rooney
  • 30Harvey
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
3,654

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Foul by Jonathan Greening (York City).

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

Goal!

Goal! York City 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Ben Godfrey (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Tutonda.

David Tutonda (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lee Cox (Plymouth Argyle).

Hand ball by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lee Cox replaces Gregg Wylde.

Femi Ilesanmi (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Peter Hartley.

Attempt blocked. Michael Coulson (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Femi Ilesanmi (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Attempt saved. David Tutonda (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Ben Godfrey (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Craig Tanner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Simpson replaces Carl McHugh.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Greening (York City) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ben Godfrey (York City).

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

Attempt missed. Ben Godfrey (York City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, York City. Keith Lowe replaces Dave Winfield because of an injury.

Delay in match Dave Winfield (York City) because of an injury.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by George Swan.

Corner, York City. Conceded by James Bittner.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Kelvin Mellor.

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Foul by Jonathan Greening (York City).

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

Femi Ilesanmi (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

James Berrett (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122327121538
2Oxford Utd1796228151333
3Northampton179442721631
4Accrington178542619729
5Portsmouth167722314928
6Mansfield177552214826
7Leyton Orient167542620626
8Bristol Rovers168262118326
9Carlisle177552930-126
10Luton177462921825
11Wycombe157442013725
12Wimbledon167452423125
13Morecambe167273129223
14Exeter176562325-223
15Notts County166462123-222
16Crawley176472126-522
17Cambridge175572125-420
18Barnet176292328-520
19Hartlepool165291524-917
20Stevenage173682132-1115
21Newport173591728-1114
22York172691928-912
23Yeovil1724111931-1210
24Dag & Red161691731-149
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