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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Morecambe

Plymouth got back to winning ways with a comfortable League Two victory over 10-man Morecambe.

Attacking midfielder George Cooper fired the home side ahead from a 20-yard free-kick following Ritchie Sutton's foul on Dom Telford as the striker closed in on goal.

Sutton saw red for the foul and his side, managed by former Argyle boss Derek Adams, were punished by Cooper's superbly executed strike, which gave diving Shrimps keeper Mark Halstead little chance as it curled away from him.

Argyle doubled their lead in first-half stoppage time when Antoni Sarcevic sent Halstead the wrong way from the spot following skipper Alex Kenyon's foul on striker Joel Grant.

Player of the match Cooper teed up substitute Conor Grant to smash home from close range in stoppage time.

Argyle should have been out of sight by half-time as playmaker Danny Mayor's rising drive came back off the angle and before scoring Cooper and Sarcevic both went close.

In a second half dominated by Plymouth, Cooper sent another 20-yard free-kick only inches wide while substitute Zak Rudden's shot hit the post.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 32Cooper
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 17Moore
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forGrantat 72'minutes
  • 25GrantBooked at 19mins
  • 10Mayor
  • 11TelfordSubstituted forClarkeat 82'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forRuddenat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 15Grant
  • 18Clarke
  • 20Randell
  • 39Rudden

Morecambe

  • 21Halstead
  • 27Tanner
  • 12SuttonBooked at 42mins
  • 5Old
  • 3Conlan
  • 14BrewittBooked at 9mins
  • 4Kenyon
  • 7O'Sullivan
  • 19Mendes GomesSubstituted forEllisonat 86'minutes
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forStocktonat 82'minutes
  • 8AlessandraSubstituted forCranstonat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Buxton
  • 9Stockton
  • 11Ellison
  • 24Miller
  • 28Da Silva Mendes
  • 33Cranston
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
9,174

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home73%
Away27%
Shots
Home22
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away0
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Morecambe 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Morecambe 0.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Morecambe 0. Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Cooper with a cross.

Dangerous play by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

Cole Stockton (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Kevin Ellison replaces Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Carlos Mendes Gomes.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Billy Clarke replaces Dominic Telford.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Cole Stockton replaces A-Jay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt saved. Conor Grant (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Jordan Cranston replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Attempt blocked. Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Zak Rudden (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Zak Rudden (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Conlan.

Offside, Morecambe. George Tanner tries a through ball, but Lewis Alessandra is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Zak Rudden (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Byron Moore with a cross.

Attempt saved. Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Zak Rudden.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Conor Grant replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt missed. Tom Brewitt (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

Foul by Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle).

A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Lewis Alessandra (Morecambe) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by John O'Sullivan.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Zak Rudden replaces Joel Grant.

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

Attempt missed. Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by George Cooper.

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

Foul by A-Jay Leitch-Smith (Morecambe).

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by John O'Sullivan.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Brewitt (Morecambe).

Second Half

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 2, Morecambe 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Morecambe 0.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Morecambe 0. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alex Kenyon (Morecambe) after a foul in the penalty area.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon21133537221542
2Exeter2111642822639
3Cheltenham2098332161635
4Crewe20105533231035
5Bradford2010552718935
6Forest Green2110562416835
7Northampton2110473122934
8Plymouth209563022832
9Colchester208752619731
10Port Vale217862526-129
11Cambridge217772520528
12Newport197751816228
13Scunthorpe216782928125
14Salford216782330-725
15Macclesfield205961922-324
16Crawley215882531-623
17Walsall2165101627-1123
18Mansfield215792730-322
19Leyton Orient215792735-822
20Grimsby195682025-521
21Carlisle2156102032-1221
22Oldham204882029-920
23Stevenage2021081322-916
24Morecambe2136121739-2215
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