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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Carlisle United

Joel Grant and Antoni Sarcevic struck the goals as Plymouth defeated Carlisle at Home Park.

Grant opened the scoring in the 22nd minute before Sarcevic smashed in Plymouth's second in stoppage time to seal the points against Steven Pressley's United, who have now lost their past three league games.

Grant netted his third goal in three games when he slid in to send George Cooper's pinpoint cross spinning over visiting keeper Adam Collin and into the net.

After that Argyle, who are now unbeaten in four matches in the league, dominated the first half without scoring again.

Carlisle improved in the second half and came close to levelling when central defender Byron Webster rose above the home defence to head Jack Bridge's corner on to the face of the bar.

Jack Iredale also had a late opportunity to level for the Cumbrians.

However, his angled shot on the run was saved by keeper Alex Palmer and soon after that Argyle countered to clinch victory when Sarcevic drove to the edge of the box and let fly with a thumping strike.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 2Riley
  • 5WoottonBooked at 13mins
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 21McFadzean
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 8EdwardsBooked at 41mins
  • 32CooperSubstituted forClarkeat 80'minutes
  • 39RuddenBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMooreat 68'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forGrantat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 4Aimson
  • 17Moore
  • 18Clarke
  • 20Randell
  • 25Grant
  • 33Wilson

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 23BranthwaiteBooked at 40mins
  • 17Webster
  • 5Mellish
  • 14Jones
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forThomasat 80'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 10ScougallSubstituted forSagafat 72'minutes
  • 3IredaleBooked at 69mins
  • 9Hope
  • 24OlomolaSubstituted forSorensenat 58'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Elliott
  • 7Thomas
  • 22Gray
  • 25Loft
  • 27Knight-Percival
  • 28Sagaf
  • 31Sorensen
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
8,446

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jack Iredale.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Carlisle United 0. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Byron Moore.

Attempt saved. Jack Iredale (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Collin.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Grant replaces Joel Grant.

Attempt missed. Elias Sorensen (Carlisle United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Jones.

Attempt saved. Nathan Thomas (Carlisle United) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jack Iredale.

Offside, Carlisle United. Nathan Thomas tries a through ball, but Elias Sorensen is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Nathan Thomas replaces Jack Bridge.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Billy Clarke replaces George Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mohammed Sagaf replaces Stefan Scougall.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Byron Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Byron Moore replaces Zak Rudden.

Stefan Scougall (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by George Cooper with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Byron Webster.

Foul by Elias Sorensen (Carlisle United).

Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Byron Webster (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jack Bridge with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Joe Riley.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jarrad Branthwaite.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Elias Sorensen replaces Olufela Olomola.

Gethin Jones (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Zak Rudden (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Olufela Olomola (Carlisle United).

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

Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle).

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant tries a through ball, but George Cooper is caught offside.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Jack Bridge (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Gary Sawyer tries a through ball, but Zak Rudden is caught offside.

Foul by Michael Jones (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt missed. Jack Bridge (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Byron Webster (Carlisle United) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Stefan Scougall with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Crewe149232617929
2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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