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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Carlisle United

Second-placed Plymouth soared seven points clear of League Two promotion rivals Carlisle after beating the Cumbrians at Home Park.

Playmaker Graham Carey fired Plymouth into a 21st-minute lead before Jake Jervis made it 2-0 from the spot just before half-time.

Carlisle remain third despite a third successive defeat, while Plymouth moved to within four points of leaders Doncaster.

Plymouth almost took the lead in the 15th minute but Ryan Taylor's header came crashing back off the crossbar.

But Carlisle fell behind six minutes later when Luke Joyce's defensive pass was intercepted by Carey, who exchanged passes with Taylor before sweeping home.

The hosts built on their lead in first-half stoppage time when Taylor was floored by marker Shaun Brisley and recalled forward Jervis sent goalkeeper Mark Gillespie the wrong way from the spot.

James Bailey came close to scoring for United with a stinging 52nd-minute shot that beat Argyle keeper Luke McCormick but flew just past the post.

Jervis came close to adding a third in the 75th minute, flashing an angled drive off the top of the bar.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 31SokolikSubstituted forSongo'oat 45'minutes
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forDonaldsonat 81'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Carey
  • 16Kennedy
  • 19TaylorSubstituted forSpencerat 68'minutesBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Dorel
  • 27Tanner

Carlisle

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Gillespie
  • 23Miller
  • 28Liddle
  • 15BrisleyBooked at 76mins
  • 3Grainger
  • 19LambeSubstituted forIbehreat 45'minutesBooked at 48mins
  • 8Jones
  • 16BaileySubstituted forO'Sullivanat 74'minutes
  • 4JoyceSubstituted forDevittat 31'minutes
  • 10Adams
  • 9ProctorBooked at 83mins

Substitutes

  • 12Gillesphey
  • 14Ibehre
  • 17Devitt
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 22Crocombe
  • 27Waring
  • 44McQueen
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
10,381

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top right corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle).

  6. Post update

    John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

  9. Post update

    John O'Sullivan (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Booking

    Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Ryan Donaldson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Proctor (Carlisle United).

  15. Post update

    Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tom Miller (Carlisle United).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces Jake Jervis.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Miller (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Booking

    Shaun Brisley (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster35209666422469
2Plymouth34205954361865
3Carlisle35151375651558
4Luton341512753312257
5Portsmouth341681049311856
6Stevenage35174145951855
7Exeter351661356411554
8Mansfield35131394338552
9Colchester35149125144751
10Wycombe35148134445-150
11Blackpool341114952381447
12Cambridge34138134441347
13Grimsby35138144142-147
14Barnet351113114347-446
15Morecambe34137144351-846
16Crawley34127154152-1143
17Yeovil35913133344-1140
18Cheltenham35912143846-839
19Crewe35912143752-1539
20Accrington33911133746-938
21Hartlepool35911154659-1338
22Notts County35107183861-2337
23Leyton Orient3595214055-1532
24Newport34511183757-2026
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