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Fleetwood Town 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

Fleetwood grabbed their first victory of the League One season as substitute Joe Garner's 88th-minute strike sealed victory against Plymouth.

Garner had only been on the field for seven minutes when he slammed home a rebound from close range after goalkeeper Michael Cooper only parried Cian Hayes' initial strike.

Fleetwood striker Ellis Harrison was denied early on as Cooper saved well from point-blank range.

And it was Argyle who went in front midway through the first half as Ryan Hardie slotted home from the penalty spot after Toto Nsiala was penalised for tripping Bali Mumba.

Dan Batty levelled it up soon after when he drilled home an angled strike following Shaun Rooney's neat pass.

Shortly before the break Plymouth skipper Joe Edwards headed narrowly wide, while early in the second period, Fleetwood keeper Jay Lynch superbly kept out Mumba's fierce shot.

Argyle then had luck on their side when Edwards volleyed Rooney's sharp cross against his own post when attempting to clear.

Danny Mayor went close for Argyle, before Garner struck for Fleetwood late on to nick victory.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Lynch
  • 26RooneySubstituted forJohnstonat 81'minutes
  • 22Nsiala
  • 32EarlBooked at 90mins
  • 3Andrew
  • 24BattySubstituted forGarnerat 90+5'minutes
  • 4Sarpong-WireduSubstituted forWhiteat 74'minutes
  • 8Vela
  • 11Lane
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forGarnerat 81'minutes
  • 10MortonSubstituted forHayesat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Garner
  • 18Holgate
  • 19Garner
  • 21Hayes
  • 25Cairns
  • 28Johnston
  • 47White

Plymouth

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 1Cooper
  • 5Wilson
  • 6ScarrBooked at 62mins
  • 3GillespheyBooked at 51mins
  • 8Edwards
  • 7ButcherBooked at 53mins
  • 20Randell
  • 17MumbaBooked at 56minsSubstituted forHoughtonat 74'minutes
  • 18AzazSubstituted forWhittakerat 63'minutes
  • 10Mayor
  • 9HardieSubstituted forEnnisat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Houghton
  • 11Ennis
  • 19Whittaker
  • 21Lonwijk
  • 22Galloway
  • 25Burton
  • 31Jephcott
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
3,713

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Macaulay Gillesphey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Michael Cooper following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Adam Randell with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joe Garner.

  8. Booking

    Joshua Earl (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Joshua Earl (Fleetwood Town).

  10. Post update

    Dan Scarr (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Gerard Garner replaces Daniel Batty.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Batty.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joshua Earl.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Joshua Earl.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Macaulay Gillesphey (Plymouth Argyle) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Whittaker with a cross.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Josh Vela.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Fleetwood Town 2, Plymouth Argyle 1. Joe Garner (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cian Hayes (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Garner (Fleetwood Town).

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