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Plymouth Argyle 3-1 Mansfield Town

Plymouth Argyle extended their League Two winning run to three games with a 3-1 home success over Mansfield.

A stoppage time Ryan Hardie goal added gloss to a hard-fought success for Ryan Lowe's in-form side - who have now won six of the past seven in the bottom tier.

Mansfield were made to rue missed opportunities when Plymouth took a 43rd-minute lead through central defender Niall Canavan.

Canavan scored with a downward header at the far post after rising to meet George Cooper's pacy free-kick.

Antoni Sarcevic's roofed-in penalty after 61 minutes, following Matt Preston's push on Joe Edwards, put Argyle 2-0 up.

The Stags - managed by former Argyle central defender Graham Coughlan - reduced the deficit when substitute Andy Cook scored with a stunning strike after 66 minutes.

It had all started brightly for Coughlan's side who had chances early on to press the Pilgrims.

Their forward CJ Hamilton had a first minute effort saved by Alex Palmer, then forced central defender Scott Wootton to make a last ditch clearance before Nicky Maynard side-footed wide after skipping through.

Hamilton should have converted Alex MacDonald's 22nd-minute cross, while Argyle's new on-loan Bristol City midfielder Tyreeq Bakinson smashed a 20 yard half volley off the post and then hit the bar in the 85th minute from 30 yards.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8Edwards
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 14Bakinson
  • 10MayorSubstituted forGrantat 87'minutes
  • 32CooperBooked at 81minsSubstituted forGrantat 84'minutes
  • 17Moore
  • 31JephcottSubstituted forHardieat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 2Riley
  • 15Grant
  • 16Grant
  • 18Hardie
  • 20Randell
  • 25Grant

Mansfield

  • 12Olejnik
  • 4Preston
  • 5Pearce
  • 17SweeneyBooked at 54mins
  • 2WhiteSubstituted forClarkeat 52'minutes
  • 6BishopSubstituted forCharsleyat 79'minutes
  • 7MacDonald
  • 3Benning
  • 22HamiltonBooked at 36mins
  • 11Maynard
  • 32RoseSubstituted forCookat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Davies
  • 10Khan
  • 19Cook
  • 21Clarke
  • 23Charsley
  • 30Smith
  • 31Stone
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
10,523

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Mansfield Town 1.

Attempt missed. Tyreeq Bakinson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tyreeq Bakinson (Plymouth Argyle).

Harry Charsley (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Matt Preston (Mansfield Town).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Mansfield Town 1. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Josh Grant replaces Danny Mayor.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Bobby Olejnik.

Attempt saved. Tyreeq Bakinson (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Byron Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces George Cooper.

Attempt saved. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Charsley with a cross.

Booking

George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle).

James Clarke (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Harry Charsley replaces Neal Bishop.

Foul by Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle).

Ryan Sweeney (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

Attempt saved. Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alexander MacDonald with a cross.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Scott Wootton.

Attempt blocked. Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Sweeney with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Danny Mayor with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Neal Bishop.

Foul by Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle).

Alexander MacDonald (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Neal Bishop (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Hardie replaces Luke Jephcott.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Mansfield Town 1. Andy Cook (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Andy Cook replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

Nicky Maynard (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Malvind Benning (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Matt Preston (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Malvind Benning with a cross following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon28165749311853
2Exeter27158438271153
3Crewe26145748321647
4Plymouth26145743271647
5Bradford27129635241145
6Northampton27136840301045
7Cheltenham271111541221944
8Colchester271111538251344
9Forest Green2812883325844
10Port Vale28101173533241
11Newport259972522336
12Walsall28106122837-936
13Salford2898113539-435
14Scunthorpe2888123740-332
15Crawley28711103639-332
16Cambridge2887133037-731
17Grimsby2679102530-530
18Oldham28611112742-1529
19Mansfield2869133745-827
20Leyton Orient2769123344-1127
21Carlisle2768132444-2026
22Macclesfield2661282529-424
23Stevenage28313121931-1222
24Morecambe2857162450-2622
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