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Plymouth   2 - 0   Exeter

Plymouth v Exeter

Plymouth 2-0 Exeter

By BBC Sport's Phil Tuckett at Home Park

Bradley Wright-Phillips hit both goals as Plymouth Argyle beat Exeter City to avenge their Johnstone's Paint Trophy exit at Home Park a month ago.

Wright-Phillips put his side ahead on 27 minutes with a lobbed right-foot finish from inside the box after a mistake by Exeter keeper Artur Krysiak.

And the striker sealed the points with a close-range header from Craig Noone's cross 12 minutes after the break.

That lifts Argyle to 15th in the table, one point and two places behind Exeter.

Veteran striker Jamie Cureton wasted Exeter's best chance on the stroke of half-time, when he pulled his shot wide despite having a clear sight of goal.

It was the two sides' first league meeting in eight years, Wright-Phillips' goals ensuring Argyle's unbeaten record in the Devon derby in 13 league meetings since April 1993.

The crowd were great - Reid

A flu-bug in Exeter's camp had forced Grecians' boss Paul Tisdale into naming a weakened side from the one that won 2-1 at Home Park in the Trophy game.

Amongst the absentees were captain Steve Tully and influential midfielder Ryan Harley, who was named on the bench.

With both sides not having played for 18 days, the opening period was cagey, hampered perhaps by the recent lack match action.

The game sprung into life on 28 minutes, with Argyle captain Noone, in superb form throughout, the catalyst after he won a free-kick wide on the right.

The diminutive winger floated the ball into the area, and when Krysiak fumbled, Wright-Phillips was perfectly placed to lob home.

Buoyed by the goal, Plymouth quickly fashioned further chances.

We were rusty today - Tisdale

The first, a cross from the right that flew just beyond the diving Joe Mason, was quickly followed by a shot from Noone that went just wide of the left-hand post.

Exeter's best chance came from Daniel Nardiello who, having found himself in space in the box, turned to shoot, but was only able to find the hands of Plymouth's keeper.

On the stroke of half-time, Tisdale's men fashioned a second clear opening, but Cureton pushed his close-range effort wide.

After the break, Peter Reid's men came out with the same intensity as they had finished the first period.

A cross from Noone found its way onto the head of a retreating Troy Archibald-Henville, who cut a relieved figure as the ball bounced back off the bar, allowing Exeter's defence to clear.

The second goal came five minutes later, with Noone again the goal maker and Wright-Phillips the taker, rising majestically between Exeter's defenders to head home.

606: DEBATE

Tisdale quickly rang the changes, bringing on Harley and Billy Jones for Richard Logan and Matt Taylor.

Despite the fresh faces, Plymouth continued to dominate, going on to seal a welcome win that was savoured by the home support after a testing week for the club off the field.

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Saturday, 11 December 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Plymouth 2-0 Exeter FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Wright-Phillips 28
  • Wright-Phillips 57

    Plymouth

    • 31 Button
    • 05 Johnson
    • 11 Arnason
    • 15 Bhasera
    • 35 Nelson
    • 36 Zubar
    • 17 Noone
    • 37 Clifford yellow card
    • 08 Patterson (Bolasie 89)
    • 10 Wright-Phillips (Clark 71)
    • 16 Mason (Fletcher 54)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Larrieu,
    • 02 Duguid,
    • 03 Ngala,
    • 04 Fletcher,
    • 06 Clark,
    • 19 Bolasie,
    • 29 Paterson

    Exeter

    • 30 Krysiak
    • 03 Duffy
    • 05 Archibald-Henville
    • 06 Taylor (Jones 62)
    • 11 Golbourne
    • 04 Dunne yellow card
    • 08 Noble
    • 22 Sercombe
    • 10 Nardiello (O'Flynn 69)
    • 12 Cureton
    • 20 Logan (Harley 63)

    Substitutes

    • 27 Jones,
    • 18 Jones,
    • 07 Harley,
    • 14 Cozic,
    • 21 Thomson,
    • 16 Stewart,
    • 29 O'Flynn
    Ref: HegleyAtt: 14,347
    PLYMOUTH
    EXETER

    Possession

    • Plymouth 50%
    • Exeter 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Plymouth 4
    • Exeter 3

    Attempts off target

    • Plymouth 7
    • Exeter 6

    Corners

    • Plymouth 5
    • Exeter 5

    Fouls

    • Plymouth 11
    • Exeter 9
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:10 The match has reached full-time.
    • 90:00+1:25 Craig Noone challenges Liam Sercombe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Artur Krysiak takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+1:00 Craig Noone takes a short corner.
    • 90:00+0:17 Short corner worked by Craig Noone.
    • 89:31 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone from the right by-line.
    • 89:10 Liam Sercombe takes a shot. David Button makes a comfortable save.
    • 88:07 Substitution Yannick Bolasie replaces Rory Patterson.
    • 87:50 Conor Clifford takes a shot. Comfortable save by Artur Krysiak.
    • 84:26 Foul by Carl Fletcher on Ryan Harley, free kick awarded. Richard Duffy takes the direct free kick.
    • 83:24 John O'Flynn is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Button.
    • 80:21 Reda Johnson fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. David Button takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:22 Ryan Harley has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 76:42 Scott Golbourne has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 74:07 Rory Patterson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Noble. Troy Archibald-Henville takes the direct free kick.
    • 72:22 Rory Patterson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
    • Correction - 70:38 Substitution Chris Clark replaces Bradley Wright-Phillips.
    • 70:38 Substitution Chris Clark joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bradley Wright-Phillips.
    • 70:13 Rory Patterson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
    • 69:00 Substitution Daniel Nardiello goes off and John O'Flynn comes on.
    • 67:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Reda Johnson on Daniel Nardiello. Shot comes in from Ryan Harley from the free kick.
    • 62:41 Substitution Ryan Harley is brought on as a substitute for Richard Logan.
    • Correction - 61:27 Substitution (Exeter) makes a substitution, with Billy Jones coming on for Matthew Taylor.
    • 61:27 Substitution Billy Jones on for Matthew Taylor.
    • 61:01 Carl Fletcher takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
    • 56:31 Assist by Craig Noone.
    • 56:31 GOAL - Bradley Wright-PhillipsPlymouth 2 - 0 Exeter Bradley Wright-Phillips scores a headed goal from close range. Plymouth 2-0 Exeter.
    • 56:10 Rory Patterson takes a shot. Artur Krysiak makes a save.
    • 54:51 Foul by Kari Arnason on David Noble, free kick awarded. Richard Duffy produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Jamie Cureton from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
    • Correction - 53:52 Substitution Carl Fletcher comes on in place of Joe Mason.
    • 53:52 Substitution Joe Mason goes off and Carl Fletcher comes on.
    • 53:25 The referee gives a free kick against Joe Mason for handball. David Noble takes the indirect free kick.
    • 52:55 Effort from outside the box by Craig Noone goes wide right of the target.
    • 50:53 Craig Noone produces a cross, Joe Mason takes a shot.
    • 49:27 Foul by Richard Logan on Stephane Zubar, free kick awarded. David Button takes the direct free kick.
    • 47:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Troy Archibald-Henville.
    • 46:26 Corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the right by-line played to the near post, Curtis Nelson manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:49 The match has reached half-time.
    • 45:00+0:55 Jamie Cureton has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the target.
    • 43:19 Free kick awarded for a foul by James Dunne on Craig Noone. David Button takes the free kick.
    • 43:19 Booking James Dunne goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 38:46 Unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Joe Mason results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
    • 36:53 Bradley Wright-Phillips concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Golbourne. Scott Golbourne takes the direct free kick.
    • 35:52 Richard Logan takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
    • 34:38 Unfair challenge on David Noble by Conor Clifford results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Richard Duffy.
    • 33:50 Rory Patterson takes a shot. Save by Artur Krysiak.
    • 33:18 Daniel Nardiello takes a shot. Save made by David Button.
    • 32:34 Corner taken by Liam Sercombe from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Rory Patterson.
    • 31:31 Craig Noone has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
    • 27:24 Assist by Craig Noone.
    • 27:24 GOAL - Bradley Wright-PhillipsPlymouth 1 - 0 Exeter Bradley Wright-Phillips gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box high into the middle of the goal. Plymouth 1-0 Exeter.
    • 26:56 Scott Golbourne concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Noone. Craig Noone restarts play with the free kick.
    • 25:17 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Sercombe, David Button makes a save.
    • 24:39 Craig Noone is caught offside. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:24 Unfair challenge on Daniel Nardiello by Conor Clifford results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.
    • 18:16 Short corner worked by Craig Noone.
    • 16:46 Bradley Wright-Phillips is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
    • 16:15 Rory Patterson fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Noone takes the free kick.
    • 15:25 Liam Sercombe takes the outswinging corner, Matthew Taylor produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.
    • 14:47 Liam Sercombe takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Stephane Zubar manages to make a clearance.
    • 13:23 Craig Noone takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Bradley Wright-Phillips produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
    • 11:42 Reda Johnson fouled by Daniel Nardiello, the ref awards a free kick. David Button takes the free kick.
    • 9:38 Unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Richard Logan results in a free kick. Reda Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 8:42 Conor Clifford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor. Liam Sercombe takes the direct free kick.
    • 8:42 Booking Conor Clifford goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
    • 6:26 David Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Reda Johnson. Direct free kick taken by Reda Johnson.
    • 1:56 Foul by Craig Noone on Troy Archibald-Henville, free kick awarded. Artur Krysiak takes the direct free kick.
    • 1:01 James Dunne challenges Rory Patterson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Craig Noone takes the free kick.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    As it stood on 11 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Brighton 19 16 36
    2 Sheff Wed 20 17 33
    3 Huddersfield 19 10 32
    4 Charlton 18 7 32
    5 Bournemouth 19 15 30
    6 Colchester 19 2 30
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    10 Brentford 19 2 28
    11 Carlisle 19 6 27
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    15 Plymouth 19 -4 25
    16 Leyton Orient 19 1 24
    17 Swindon 19 -3 24
    18 Rochdale 19 1 22
    19 Notts County 18 -5 22
    20 Tranmere 19 -8 22
    21 Bristol R 19 -11 22
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