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Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Colchester United

Ryan Lowe's League Two pacesetters Plymouth Argyle made it back-to-back wins with a hard fought home victory over Colchester United.

Midfielder Antoni Sarcevic fired Argyle into a 57th-minute lead after the game opened up against Colchester.

Home playmaker Danny Mayor put substitute Dom Telford in on goal and in turn he set up Sarcevic to fire home from the right into the bottom left corner.

After a goalless first half, both sides had opportunities to break the deadlock as the second half started at pace.

Colchester striker Luke Norris forced a diving save from Argyle's on-loan West Brom goalkeeper Alex Palmer, who was making his home league bow for the Greens.

At the other end, Mayor just failed to connect with Joe Riley's cross from the right.

In an identical counter attack Tom Lapslie just failed to connect with Kane Vincent-Young's cross from the right.

Again Argyle countered with Callum McFadzean releasing livewire Telford down the left and the substitute's powerful drive beat goalkeeper Dean Gerken but smashed off the post.

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Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8EdwardsSubstituted forBaxterat 71'minutes
  • 2Riley
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 8mins
  • 10Mayor
  • 21McFadzean
  • 17MooreSubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forTelfordat 34'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 9Taylor
  • 11Telford
  • 14Baxter
  • 15Grant
  • 20Randell
  • 25Grant

Colchester

  • 1Gerken
  • 22Vincent-Young
  • 18Eastman
  • 5Prosser
  • 3BramallSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 4LapslieSubstituted forHasanallyat 86'minutes
  • 24StevensonBooked at 27mins
  • 7SeniorSubstituted forGambinat 64'minutes
  • 10Brown
  • 45Nouble
  • 9Norris

Substitutes

  • 2Jackson
  • 14Comley
  • 19Kensdale
  • 26Gambin
  • 27Chilvers
  • 29Ross
  • 37Hasanally
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
10,542

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamColchester
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Colchester United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Colchester United 0.

Attempt blocked. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Callum McFadzean.

Attempt saved. Ryan Jackson (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Andre Hasanally (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Andre Hasanally replaces Tom Lapslie.

Attempt missed. Kane Vincent-Young (Colchester United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Luke Gambin (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Jose Baxter.

Corner, Colchester United. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Attempt missed. Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Riley with a cross following a set piece situation.

Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Jackson (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Ryan Jackson replaces Cohen Bramall.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Taylor replaces Byron Moore.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Lapslie (Colchester United).

Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Frank Nouble (Colchester United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jose Baxter replaces Joe Edwards.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Frank Nouble.

Hand ball by Luke Norris (Colchester United).

Foul by Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle).

Frank Nouble (Colchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Colchester United. Luke Gambin replaces Courtney Senior.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Colchester United 0. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominic Telford.

Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Colchester United).

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Niall Canavan tries a through ball, but Joe Riley is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Callum McFadzean.

Attempt missed. Jevani Brown (Colchester United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kane Vincent-Young with a cross.

Attempt saved. Luke Norris (Colchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Lapslie.

Attempt saved. Courtney Senior (Colchester United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jevani Brown with a headed pass.

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, Colchester United 0.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth22004046
2Swindon22005236
3Exeter22002026
4Grimsby21103124
5Forest Green21102114
6Walsall21102114
7Cheltenham21014223
8Macclesfield21013123
9Crawley21013213
10Carlisle21014403
11Salford21012203
12Crewe210124-23
13Leyton Orient210113-23
14Mansfield20204402
15Newport20202202
16Port Vale20202202
17Bradford20201102
18Cambridge20200002
19Colchester201112-11
20Northampton201112-11
21Morecambe201124-21
22Oldham200213-20
23Stevenage200203-30
24Scunthorpe200216-50
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