League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 1-1 Hartlepool United

Substitute Jake Jervis scored an 84th-minute penalty as League Two pace-setters Plymouth drew 1-1 at home to Hartlepool.

Pools boss Craig Hignett was sent to the stand by referee Gavin Ward for his protests following the award of the spot-kick for a foul on substitute Jimmy Spencer by Toto Nsiala.

Former Plymouth winger Nathan Thomas put Pools 1-0 up from a deceptive 21st-minute cross-shot from the left that looped over back-pedalling goalkeeper Luke McCormick and into the top corner.

Argyle had penalty appeals turned away by Ward in the 29th minute when Lewis Hawkins appeared to lead with his hand while diving to clear Graham Carey's cross.

Carey was then denied by a superb Trevor Carson save in the 42nd minute as the goalkeeper flung himself to tip over the play-maker's top corner-bound free-kick.

Spencer's header flew just wide of the far post in the 66th minute and Pools countered with skipper Nicky Featherstone's 20-yarder, which deflected inches wide.

Following Jervis' equaliser, Pools defender Scott Harrison was sent off for a second bookable offence in the first of six minutes of stoppage time but there was little time for Argyle to find a winner.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerBooked at 68mins
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 8SlewSubstituted forJervisat 45'minutes
  • 27TannerSubstituted forSpencerat 59'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 7Goodwillie

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 14Jervis
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha

Hartlepool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Carson
  • 33DonnellyBooked at 72mins
  • 22NsialaBooked at 84mins
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 90mins
  • 3Carroll
  • 18HawkinsSubstituted forRichardsat 90+4'minutes
  • 4Featherstone
  • 28Laurent
  • 15Alessandra
  • 9AmondSubstituted forPaynterat 81'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 7ThomasBooked at 41minsSubstituted forDeverdicsat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 10Paynter
  • 13Bartlett
  • 17Deverdics
  • 19Richards
  • 20Orrell
  • 32Fewster
  • 34Heardman
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
7,591

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Billy Paynter (Hartlepool United).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jordan Richards replaces Lewis Hawkins.

  6. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

  7. Post update

    Liam Donnelly (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Booking

    Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Deverdics (Hartlepool United).

  11. Post update

    Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Liam Donnelly.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Hartlepool United. Conceded by Nauris Bulvitis.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Hartlepool United 1. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  19. Booking

    Aristote Nsiala (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

  20. Post update

    Penalty Plymouth Argyle. James Spencer draws a foul in the penalty area.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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