• Date: Tue 16 March 2010
  • Venue: Home Park
  • Ref: Penn, A
  • Attendance: 9,289
Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth Argyle

Clark (31)

Wright-Phillips (45)

Fletcher (90)

3 - 2
Bristol City

Bristol City

Maynard (58)

Maynard (78)

Plymouth Argyle vs Bristol City

Team Lineups

Plymouth Argyle

David Stockdale
Chris Barker
Reda Johnson
Karl Duguid
Carl Fletcher
Chris Clark (Alan Judge, 88)
Damien Johnson
Kari Arnason
Yannick Bolasie
Jamie Mackie
Bradley Wright-Phillips (Joe Mason, 70)

Bristol City

Dean Gerken
Bradley Orr
Jamie McAllister (Lewin Nyatanga, 80)
Liam Fontaine
Louis Carey
Marvin Elliott
Cole Skuse
Ivan Sproule (Danny Haynes, 46)
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Nicky Maynard
Stefan Maierhofer (David Clarkson, 80)

Match Report
Nicky Maynard scored his first goals since Boxing Day but they were not enough to give Bristol City a share of the West Country derby spoils as they lost 3-2 at Plymouth Argyle. Chris Clark and Bradley Wright-Phillips had given struggling Argyle a 2-0 half-time lead and City's second-half comeback was thwarted ultimately by Plymouth captain Carl Fletcher, who scored in stoppage time to earn a vital win for the Pilgrims. City had started the more promising of the two sides, and Maynard and Marvin Elliott both went close with low drives from the edge of the penalty area. The Pilgrims were given a let-off midway through the first half when home goalkeeper David Stockdale failed to hold Cole Skuse's shot and debutant Stefan Maierhofer tucked the ball home from a couple of yards. However, the tall Austrian had strayed into an offside position and had been spotted by the referee's assistant. Argyle made the most of their reprieve and were two goals ahead by the interval. First, midfielder Clark scored his first league goal for the club, more than two years after his debut, volleying home Chris Barker's delicate chip to the far post. Then Wright-Phillips showed an acute striker's instinct to score his first goal for the Pilgrims on his full home debut, having sat out most of the season with injury, wrong-footing City goalkeeper Dean Gerken with an overhead kick. There was still time before the break for City to respond with a fierce shot from Maynard, but Stockdale beat the ball out. It was Maynard who reduced the arrears just before the hour mark, when Clark fouled Maierhofer to concede a free-kick from which a City move left the Argyle defence bamboozleed. Only a brilliant save by Stockdale from another free-kick, this time taken by Jamie McAllister, kept the Pilgrims ahead. Stockdale was unable to deny Maynard in the 78th minute, when Maierhofer induced a mistake from Reda Johnson, allowing Maynard to run in and slot home for the equaliser. A frantic finish saw Jamal Campbell-Ryce dismissed for two yellow cards before Fletcher fired home for the win Argyle so desperately wanted.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

Yellow Card

Louis Carey goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Plymouth have scored with Carl Fletcher putting it in the back of the net.


Chris Clark is replaced by Alan Judge.

Red Card

It's red. He's off. Jamal Campbell-Ryce has been sent off.

Yellow Card

Jamal Campbell-Ryce goes into the referee's book for dissent.


Jamie McAllister is being taken off, Lewin Nyatanga has come on in his place.


Stefan Maierhofer is replaced by David Clarkson.


Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.


Bradley Wright-Phillips is replaced by Joe Mason.

Yellow Card

Reda Johnson goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.


Goal!! Bristol City have scored with Nicky Maynard putting it in the back of the net.


Bristol City are replacing Ivan Sproule with Danny Haynes.

Second half

The second half is under way with the score currently at 2 v 0.

Half time

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.


Goal!! Plymouth have scored with Bradley Wright-Phillips putting it in the back of the net.


Goal!! Chris Clark scores for Plymouth.

Yellow Card

The referee has booked Ivan Sproule.


The ref has blown his whistle and the match has started.

Awaiting Kickoff

Plymouth face Bristol City at 7:45pm on Tuesday, March 16th.