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Plymouth Argyle 3-2 Stevenage

Craig Tanner
Craig Tanner has scored five goals for Plymouth this season

Plymouth Argyle remain top of League Two after a narrow win over Stevenage.

The hosts took an early lead when Carl McHugh headed home from a Jake Jervis corner after three minutes before Charlie Lee levelled with a shot at the far post after six minutes.

Jervis crossed for Gregg Wylde to head home and McHugh set up Craig Tanner to score from 18 yards and make it 3-1 at the break.

Lee slid in to score his second but the Pilgrims held on for the win.

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham told BBC Three Counties Radio:

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Sheringham on Plymouth v Stevenage

"The desire was there, but once Plymouth went 3-1 up we just gave ourselves an uphill battle.

"We need to wise up in the future, and make sure we are more clinical in all areas from the first to the last whistle.

"The way the team have been playing, I may be looking at adding eight or nine players at this rate."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6Hartley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8Simpson
  • 4McHugh
  • 14Jervis
  • 27TannerBooked at 77minsSubstituted forThrelkeldat 78'minutes
  • 11Wylde
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 18Smalley
  • 21Bittner
  • 26Threlkeld
  • 28Forster

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25Henry
  • 4McCombe
  • 5Franks
  • 30Ogilvie
  • 15TongeBooked at 60mins
  • 28KeaneSubstituted forParrettat 45'minutesBooked at 64mins
  • 11Pett
  • 22Lee
  • 32ConlonSubstituted forAkinyemiat 45'minutes
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forJebbat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Hughes
  • 18Parrett
  • 20Akinyemi
  • 24Jebb
  • 27Johnson
  • 34Gorman
  • 50Jackson
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
9,546

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away10
Shots on Target
Home10
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Stevenage 2.

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

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jack Jebb replaces Aaron O'Connor.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Connor Ogilvie.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces Craig Tanner.

Booking

Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Tanner (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Charlie Lee (Stevenage).

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

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

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Fraser Franks.

Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Aaron O'Connor (Stevenage).

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ronnie Henry.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Stevenage).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dipo Akinyemi (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth27174642241855
2Northampton26174546301655
3Oxford Utd25139340211948
4Portsmouth251111344222244
5Bristol Rovers26134936261043
6Wycombe2511773225740
7Accrington22116538261239
8Wimbledon2610973832639
9Mansfield2610883628838
10Carlisle2410864239338
11Leyton Orient2691074138337
12Cambridge27107103939037
13Morecambe25105104543235
14Exeter2697103539-434
15Crawley27104133345-1234
16Notts County2596103844-633
17Barnet2795133644-832
18Luton2687113838031
19Stevenage2769123750-1327
20Newport2558122839-1123
21Hartlepool2272132135-1423
22Dag & Red2647152747-2019
23Yeovil2638152440-1617
24York2537152648-2216
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