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Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Grimsby Town

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Highlights: Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Grimsby Town

Plymouth are through to the FA Cup second round after Graham Carey's fourth goal of the season gave them victory over Grimsby Town at Home Park.

Playmaker Carey got League One basement side Argyle off to another ideal start, curling the ball into the top corner with an exquisite left-foot curling strike after nine minutes.

After that he was instrumental in all that was good about the Greens in the first half.

Grimsby goalkeeper James McKeown flapped over a goalbound Carey 20th-minute free-kick that was destined for the top corner from 20 yards.

McKeown then held a direct strike by Jake Jervis, with Carey yet again involved in the build-up.

Argyle pressed for a second goal with Carey curling another 20 yarder just around the goal and then swept past three defenders to try his luck again after 41 minutes, but yet again his low shot spun just wide of goal.

Argyle's on-loan Norwich keeper Remi Matthews had to dive to his right to palm Siriki Dembele's 20 yard shot around the post, but there was no comeback.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 3Sawyer
  • 5Edwards
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 4Songo'o
  • 10CareyBooked at 48mins
  • 24Fox
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 16GrantSubstituted forAinsworthat 90+2'minutes
  • 14Jervis

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13Blissett
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
  • 31Cooper

Grimsby

  • 1McKeown
  • 2DaviesBooked at 60mins
  • 6Collins
  • 5Clarke
  • 3DixonBooked at 72mins
  • 27DembeleSubstituted forCardwellat 81'minutes
  • 7Berrett
  • 19Summerfield
  • 25WoolfordSubstituted forJaiyesimiat 68'minutes
  • 21VernonSubstituted forMattat 68'minutes
  • 10Jones

Substitutes

  • 9Hooper
  • 12Mills
  • 14Osborne
  • 17Cardwell
  • 20Jaiyesimi
  • 29Matt
  • 30Killip
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
5,137

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamGrimsby
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Grimsby Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Grimsby Town 0.

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

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Joel Grant.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Attempt missed. James Berrett (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Sam Jones (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Harry Cardwell replaces Siriki Dembele.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town).

Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamille Matt (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Booking

Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Paul Dixon (Grimsby Town).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Jones (Grimsby Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Diallang Jaiyesimi replaces Martyn Woolford.

Substitution

Substitution, Grimsby Town. Jamille Matt replaces Scott Vernon.

Hand ball by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (Grimsby Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Scott Vernon (Grimsby Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Collins.

Booking

Ben Davies (Grimsby Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Grimsby Town).

Corner, Grimsby Town. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Siriki Dembele (Grimsby Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Berrett (Grimsby Town).

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

Foul by Danny Collins (Grimsby Town).

Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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