League Two
StevenageStevenage1PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2

Stevenage 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Sonny Bradley
Sonny Bradley's only other goal this season came against Cheltenham last month

Leaders Plymouth extended their unbeaten run in League Two to 10 games as Sonny Bradley's double secured victory at battling Stevenage.

Argyle edged a cagey first half and almost scored on 43 minutes as Jimmy Spencer's looped effort hit the woodwork after Graham Carey had broken from midfield.

The visitors broke the deadlock soon after the restart when David Fox's free-kick evaded everyone apart from Bradley, who diverted the ball into the top corner.

Stevenage equalised just seven minutes later as Henry Cowans' low free-kick found Matthew Godden unmarked and his effort went in off Bradley from six yards.

Boro - who have now lost three of their last four league games - were only level for four minutes as Bradley glanced in a header from Carey's free-kick.

Stevenage had their chances to equalise during five minutes of injury time, with Jack King and Harry McKirdy going close, but Plymouth saw the game out to remain top of the table by five points.

Reports supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Jones
  • 25HenryBooked at 46mins
  • 5FranksBooked at 78mins
  • 19Wells
  • 33Ntlhe
  • 4King
  • 22Lee
  • 23CowansBooked at 69minsSubstituted forTongeat 83'minutes
  • 11PettSubstituted forHydeat 74'minutes
  • 24GoddenBooked at 29mins
  • 3FoxSubstituted forMcKirdyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wilkinson
  • 8Schumacher
  • 13McKirdy
  • 15Hyde
  • 16Day
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16PurringtonBooked at 69mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 24FoxSubstituted forIjahaat 87'minutes
  • 14JervisBooked at 85mins
  • 10CareySubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
  • 8SlewSubstituted forGoodwillieat 90+2'minutes
  • 9SpencerBooked at 50mins

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 11Donaldson
  • 19Osborne
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
  • 27Tanner
Referee:
Ross Joyce
Attendance:
2,881

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Hyde (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Jordan Slew.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jamie Jones.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Ijaha replaces David Fox.

  9. Booking

    Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Hyde (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Henry Cowans.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Connor Smith replaces Graham Carey.

  16. Post update

    Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

  18. Booking

    Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

  20. Post update

    James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth129121991028
2Doncaster127232516923
3Carlisle125701911822
4Portsmouth126241912720
5Luton125432113819
6Crawley125431414019
7Crewe124621616018
8Notts County115241817117
9Mansfield124531211117
10Grimsby125251717017
11Accrington124441616016
12Colchester124441616016
13Hartlepool123721819-116
14Morecambe115151621-516
15Blackpool123541613314
16Wycombe124261316-314
17Cambridge123451116-513
18Yeovil124171219-713
19Barnet112631215-312
20Leyton Orient123361215-312
21Stevenage113261519-411
22Cheltenham121741316-310
23Exeter12318816-810
24Newport101451015-57
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