League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2CreweCrewe Alexandra1

Substitute Nate Blissett's brilliant header helped Plymouth fight back to beat Crewe at Home Park and take top spot in League Two.

Crewe dominated the first half after taking an early lead against their already-promoted hosts.

James Jones volleyed the Alex in front from 20 yards when Argyle failed to clear George Cooper's corner.

Luke McCormick then made a brilliant save to deny Cooper as the visitors pressed.

Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt made a superb save to deny Blissett, and force a corner, but from the set-piece Argyle levelled when target man Ryan Taylor spun to redirect David Fox's shot into the far corner.

Blissett, who came on as a second-half replacement for Jake Jervis, powered home a header from Graham Carey's cross from the left to cap an incredible five-minute turnaround.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forBradleyat 51'minutes
  • 31Sokolik
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 45mins
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forBlissettat 45'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 71mins
  • 16KennedySubstituted forSlewat 90'minutes
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 15Bradley
  • 21Dorel

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 18Bingham
  • 23NgBooked at 72mins
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 25AinleySubstituted forBoweryat 67'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 21Wintle
  • 24Cooke
  • 9Dagnall
  • 11CooperSubstituted forLoweryat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bowery
  • 17Udoh
  • 20Kirk
  • 30Pickering
  • 31Dawber
  • 35Finney
  • 36Lowery
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
13,313

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Matthew Kennedy.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Miller.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Kennedy.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Kennedy.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Miller.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey following a corner.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Perry Ng.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tom Lowery replaces George Cooper.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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