Plymouth 0-2 Fleetwood Town: Match Report
Plymouth 0-2 Fleetwood Town: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.
Fleetwood on the Ball at Argyle
Fleetwood striker David Ball scored two superb solo goals early on in Town's impressive 2-0 win at Plymouth.
Ball, who also netted in midweek against Notts County in the Capital One Cup, was at it again with a cracking 10th-minute strike after Argyle right-back Durrell Berry surrendered possession trying to clear down the touchline.
The ball was threaded back across the middle and the Fleetwood forward sent an unstoppable right-foot shot from 25 yards past goalkeeper Jake Cole.
Two minutes later Ball scored again from outside the penalty area with a wonderful, curling left-foot shot into the top corner of the net.
Ball could have completed his hat-trick in the 18th minute after cutting in from the right but his angled shot, which beat Cole, flew just past the far post.
Plymouth's best chance fell to left-back Andre Blackman whose rising effort cleared the crossbar in the 87th minute.
Home Park boss John Sheridan responded to his side's poor display with a triple substitution in the 64th minute, introducing teenage striker Tyler Harvey, midfielder Luke Young and winger Andres Gurrieri.
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