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  • Clark (31), Wright-Phillips (45), Fletcher (90)
  • Maynard (58), Maynard (78)
  • Date:2010-03-16
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Home Park
  • Attendance:9289
  • Referee:Penn, A

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

90mins

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

90mins

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

88mins

Chris Clark is replaced by Alan Judge.

87mins

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

82mins

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

80mins

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

80mins

Stefan Maierhofer is replaced by David Clarkson.

78mins

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

70mins

Bradley Wright-Phillips is replaced by Joe Mason.

59mins

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

58mins

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

46mins

Bristol City are replacing Ivan Sproule with Danny Haynes.

46mins

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

45mins

The ref has blown his whistle for half time.

45mins

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

31mins

Goal!! Chris Clark scores for Plymouth.

17mins

The referee has booked Ivan Sproule.

0mins

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

0mins

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


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.

Plymouth Argyle

Bristol City

Corners

31

Fouls

1019

Goal attempts

69

Shots off target

14

Offsides

26

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