League One
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle2CharltonCharlton Athletic0

Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Charlton Athletic

Jake Jervis bagged a second-half brace as promoted Plymouth overcame Charlton at Home Park to claim the first points of their League One campaign.

Argyle were beaten by Peterborough in their season opener last week but Jervis' double ensured they bounced back in style.

It was the Addicks who had the first chance as skipper Chris Solly's thumping long-range drive was saved by Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick.

McCormick immediately bettered that stop with a brilliant reaction save to send striker Josh Magennis' close-range follow-up around the frame of the goal and safety.

Ben Amos matched his opposite number's efforts, going full stretch to fingertip Gary Sawyer's shot around the post.

From Graham Carey's corner Amos also relied on instinct, using his feet to clear Jervis' first-timer off the line.

But Jervis would not be denied in the 54th minute, with the striker finishing at the far post after central defender Ryan Edwards nodded down Carey's corner.

Carey continued to impress and went close with a thumping 30-yard rising drive that beat Amos for pace.

It was Jervis who made sure of the three points for Plymouth three minutes from time, going solo before smashing the ball past Amos from just outside the box.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MillerBooked at 35mins
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forNessat 90+4'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 16Grant
  • 13BlissettSubstituted forLameirasat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1te Loeke
  • 4Songo'o
  • 6Ness
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 21Wylde

Charlton

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Amos
  • 20Solly
  • 5Bauer
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Dasilva
  • 19Forster-Caskey
  • 3Kashi
  • 11Holmes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forAhearne-Grantat 63'minutes
  • 14Fosu-HenrySubstituted forHackett-Fairchildat 81'minutes
  • 9Magennis

Substitutes

  • 4Jackson
  • 13Phillips
  • 15Konsa
  • 17Aribo
  • 18Ahearne-Grant
  • 23Sarr
  • 37Hackett-Fairchild
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
11,178

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCharlton
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Charlton Athletic 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jamie Ness replaces Jake Jervis.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  6. Post update

    Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Charlton Athletic).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Charlton Athletic 0. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner following a fast break.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Karlan Ahearne-Grant (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Magennis (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Nathan Blissett.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild replaces Tarique Fosu-Henry.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ahmed Kashi (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Post update

    Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Charlton Athletic).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Karlan Ahearne-Grant replaces Billy Clarke.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Oxford Utd22005056
2Peterborough22006246
3Fleetwood22003036
4Bradford22003126
5Shrewsbury22002026
6Doncaster21103124
7Rotherham21015233
8Plymouth21013213
9Bury11001013
10Wigan11001013
11Blackpool21012203
12Walsall21012203
13Portsmouth210123-13
14Charlton210112-13
15Southend210126-43
16Scunthorpe20202202
17Wimbledon201112-11
18Gillingham201101-11
19Rochdale201113-21
20MK Dons200202-20
21Northampton200202-20
22Blackburn200225-30
23Oldham200214-30
24Bristol Rovers200215-40
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