Plymouth 3-0 Mansfield: Match Report

13 February 2016 06:34

Ryan Brunt bags a brace as Plymouth cement second place

Recalled striker Ryan Brunt scored twice as Plymouth returned to promotion-winning form with a 3-0 home win over Mansfield.

Winger Gregg Wylde opened the scoring for the Greens with a brilliant shot from outside the box after 33 minutes.

Wylde clipped the ball up before smashing a volley past diving Stags goalkeeper Scott Shearer, who got a glove to the ball but could not stop it.

Plymouth surged 2-0 ahead three minutes later as Brunt scored from a penalty, awarded for a foul on Peter Hartley by fellow central defender Krystian Pearce.

On-loan Hibernian defender Jordon Forster's header, from a Graham Carey cross, crashed off the post as Plymouth went in search of a third goal.

At the other end, Ryan Tafazolli's header from a corner hit a Plymouth post.

Tafazolli went close with a looping header again at the start of the second half, which Brunt - on the home goal-line - headed up on to the underside of the crossbar and away to safety.

Brunt capped a fine display when he deftly turned substitute Jake Jervis' right-wing cross into the far corner.

Source: PA

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