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Carlisle United 0-3 Plymouth Argyle

Play-off contenders Plymouth ran out convincing winners against Carlisle thanks to a brace from Luke Jephcott and second-half strike from substitute Ryan Hardie.

Argyle harnessed the tricky conditions much the better in an opening half where they had most of the possession.

Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin had to spread himself to make an early save from Jephcott then on-loan Wolves youngster Elliot Watt, making his home debut, came to the Cumbrians' rescue with a timely foot in as Danny Mayor set himself to shoot.

Apart from an early range-finder from Nathan Thomas which was dealt with by Alex Palmer in the Argyle goal, Carlisle did not offer a lot going forward.

It was the dangerous Jephcott who opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, arriving at the near post to turn Byron Moore's low cross past Collin.

Plymouth doubled their lead four minutes after the break and again it was Jephcott with the finish from 12 yards after Tyreeq Bakinson had threaded the ball through to find the striker with time and space to slot the ball home.

It was Jephcott's fourth goal in two matches.

This prompted Carlisle's best attacking spell of the game as Mike Jones tested Palmer with a raking drive from the edge of the area.

However, Carlisle had a let-off when a deflected Joe Edwards cross rebounded off Collin on to a post before rolling along the line but not going in.

Plymouth ended any doubts about their superiority in the 75th minute when Hardie supplied a clinical finish from Mayor's pass, making it 12 points from the last 15 for the in-form Pilgrims.

Carlisle defender Aaron Hayden was sent off in added time for a second yellow card.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Carlisle

  • 1Collin
  • 6HaydenBooked at 90mins
  • 5Mellish
  • 17Webster
  • 14Jones
  • 19BridgeSubstituted forScougallat 45'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 12Watt
  • 7ThomasSubstituted forLoftat 52'minutes
  • 9Hope
  • 11McKirdy

Substitutes

  • 3Iredale
  • 10Scougall
  • 15Charters
  • 22Gray
  • 24Olomola
  • 25Loft
  • 33Hunt

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8EdwardsSubstituted forRileyat 89'minutes
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forGrantat 79'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 14BakinsonBooked at 74mins
  • 32CooperSubstituted forHardieat 71'minutes
  • 17Moore
  • 31Jephcott

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 2Riley
  • 15Grant
  • 16Grant
  • 18Hardie
  • 19Lolos
  • 20Randell
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
4,212

Match Stats

Home TeamCarlisleAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Carlisle United 0, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Carlisle United 0, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Conor Grant tries a through ball, but Ryan Hardie is caught offside.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United).

Joe Riley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Elliot Watt (Carlisle United).

Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Byron Webster (Carlisle United).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Gethin Jones.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Tyreeq Bakinson tries a through ball, but Ryan Hardie is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Elliot Watt with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Riley replaces Joe Edwards.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Booking

Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aaron Hayden (Carlisle United).

Attempt missed. Ryan Loft (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Michael Jones.

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hallam Hope (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Conor Grant replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Foul by Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle).

Jon Mellish (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt blocked. Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic with a cross.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jon Mellish.

Goal!

Goal! Carlisle United 0, Plymouth Argyle 3. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor following a fast break.

Booking

Tyreeq Bakinson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Plymouth Argyle).

Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Luke Jephcott (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Hardie replaces George Cooper.

Alex Palmer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Loft (Carlisle United).

Corner, Carlisle United. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt blocked. Hallam Hope (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Loft.

Attempt missed. Harry McKirdy (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Loft with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon27165649292053
2Exeter26148437271050
3Cheltenham261111441212044
4Crewe25135747321544
5Plymouth25135740261444
6Bradford26128633221144
7Forest Green2712873223944
8Northampton2612683629742
9Colchester261011536241241
10Port Vale2691163331238
11Newport248972322133
12Walsall2796122636-1033
13Crawley2771193537-232
14Salford2788113338-532
15Scunthorpe2787123538-331
16Cambridge2787123033-331
17Grimsby257992529-430
18Mansfield2769123642-627
19Leyton Orient2669113343-1027
20Oldham2669112641-1527
21Carlisle2667132343-2025
22Macclesfield2561272427-324
23Morecambe2647152145-2419
24Stevenage26212121531-1618
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