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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Rotherham United

Graham Carey netted a last-gasp penalty as Plymouth kept their League One play-off hopes alive with a comeback win over fourth-placed Rotherham.

Argyle player of the year Carey won and converted the stoppage-time spot-kick as his side rallied from 1-0 down.

Joel Grant had earlier cancelled out Richie Towell's opener before Carey's winner, leaving Plymouth two points off sixth-placed Scunthorpe - who they visit on Tuesday - with two matches remaining.

With their play-off place already secured, Rotherham played with a freedom and were duly rewarded when Towell fired the Millers ahead in the 33rd minute.

Towell rifled in from the right hand side of the penalty area after being teed up by David Ball, who had an earlier effort ruled out for offside.

Grant went solo to level after 61 minutes, sweeping the ball past Millers goalkeeper Marek Rodak from 10 yards.

And Carey kept his cool from 12 yards at the death after he was fouled in the box by Will Vaulks.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 22Vyner
  • 15Bradley
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forAinsworthat 65'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 6NessSubstituted forSongo'oat 90+3'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 16Grant
  • 11LameirasSubstituted forTaylor-Sinclairat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 17Taylor-Sinclair
  • 25Letheren
  • 27Fletcher
  • 36Rooney

Rotherham

  • 13RodákBooked at 90mins
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 20Ihiekwe
  • 6Wood
  • 18Purrington
  • 7FordeSubstituted forTaylorat 67'minutes
  • 4Vaulks
  • 17Towell
  • 23WilliamsBooked at 51minsSubstituted forNewellat 78'minutes
  • 10Ball
  • 24SmithSubstituted forLaveryat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Ajayi
  • 8Palmer
  • 11Taylor
  • 12Price
  • 22Newell
  • 25Cummings
  • 31Lavery
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
13,407

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Rotherham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Rotherham United 1.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Yann Songo'o replaces Jamie Ness because of an injury.

Booking

Marek Rodák (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Rotherham United 1. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Graham Carey draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Aaron Taylor-Sinclair replaces Ruben Lameiras.

Hand ball by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Attempt missed. Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Delay in match David Ball (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Richard Towell (Rotherham United).

Foul by Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle).

Richard Towell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Caolan Lavery.

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

Foul by Joe Newell (Rotherham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Joe Newell replaces Ryan Williams.

Delay in match Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) because of an injury.

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

Foul by David Ball (Rotherham United).

Ryan Williams (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Foul by Caolan Lavery (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Lionel Ainsworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Caolan Lavery replaces Michael Smith.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Rotherham United. Jon Taylor replaces Anthony Forde.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Richard Towell (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by David Fox.

Attempt saved. Richard Towell (Rotherham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Zak Vyner (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Rotherham United).

Corner, Rotherham United. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Anthony Forde (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452811688295995
2Blackburn452712680394193
3Shrewsbury452512860382287
4Rotherham452371572531976
5Charlton452011145850871
6Scunthorpe4418161062491370
7Plymouth441911145652468
8Peterborough4517131568581064
9Portsmouth45196205556-163
10Southend451711175862-462
11Bradford44187195565-1061
12Blackpool451515156054660
13Bristol Rovers451610196066-658
14Oxford Utd451511196064-456
15Doncaster441316155251155
16Fleetwood45159215768-1154
17Gillingham451217164553-853
18Walsall441312195263-1151
19Wimbledon441312194556-1151
20Oldham451116185673-1749
21Rochdale451018174857-948
22Northampton451210234175-3446
23MK Dons451012234269-2742
24Bury45811263969-3035
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