League Two
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Plymouth Argyle 4-2 Stevenage

Plymouth came back from a goal down to beat Stevenage 4-2 in League Two ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup third round replay at home to Liverpool.

From 2-2 at the break, on-loan Bristol City striker Arnold Garita turned in playmaker Graham Carey's goal-bound 25-yard drive for Argyle's third goal on 54 minutes at Home Park.

Substitute David Goodwillie made it 4-2 in stoppage time with a close-range tap-in, keeping the second-placed side four points behind leaders Doncaster.

Plymouth may have kept a clean sheet at Liverpool but they conceded after two minutes against Stevenage as Matt Godden turned in Luke Wilkinson's nod down from close range.

Argyle levelled on 35 minutes through Jordan Slew, again from close range, as he turned in Jake Jervis' effort from Graham Carey's corner.

Jervis put Argyle ahead for the first time in the 42nd minute, swivelling on Connor Smith's flick-on after Slew's cut-back from the bye-line.

Stevenage restored parity in first-half stoppage time when Steven Schumacher's 30-yard free-kick bounced up to beat Luke McCormick.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 6SmithSubstituted forat 90+4'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forTannerat 76'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 8SlewSubstituted forBlissettat 89'minutes
  • 26GaritaSubstituted forGoodwillieat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner
  • 31Sokolik

Stevenage

  • 1Jones
  • 25Henry
  • 5Franks
  • 6Wilkinson
  • 33NtlheSubstituted forTongeat 63'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 8Schumacher
  • 17Gorman
  • 14KennedySubstituted forLeeat 87'minutes
  • 9LiburdSubstituted forLoftat 63'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 7McAnuff
  • 16Day
  • 18Tonge
  • 22Lee
  • 23Cowans
  • 30McKee
  • 35Loft
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
8,137

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home17
Away18
Shots on Target
Home9
Away10
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 4, Stevenage 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Loft (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Connor Smith went off injured after Plymouth Argyle had used all subs.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Stevenage 2. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Blissett replaces Jordan Slew.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Connor Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Ben Kennedy.

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Jake Jervis.

Attempt missed. Ben Kennedy (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Wilkinson.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Paul Garita.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Ryan Loft (Stevenage) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jordan Slew (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Jordan Slew.

Booking

Ryan Loft (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Rowan Liburd.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Fraser Franks (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Stevenage 2. Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey.

Foul by Paul Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Steven Schumacher (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster26174552331955
2Plymouth25163641271451
3Carlisle261211347361147
4Portsmouth26136740261445
5Wycombe2512673327642
6Luton25118636231341
7Colchester26117841311040
8Cambridge2511683526939
9Barnet2610973737039
10Exeter25113113627936
11Grimsby26106103331236
12Blackpool2598836251135
13Crawley25105103138-735
14Mansfield2681082629-334
15Stevenage26103134044-433
16Yeovil2587102629-331
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Crewe26610102536-1128
19Hartlepool2669113344-1127
20Leyton Orient2674152839-1125
21Accrington2567122334-1125
22Cheltenham2559112737-1024
23Notts County2665152848-2023
24Newport2546152945-1618
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