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Plymouth   1 - 1   Notts County

Plymouth v Notts County

Plymouth 1-1 Notts County

Plymouth Argyle beat the weather but could not beat Notts County as Peter Reid's men were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at a fog-shrouded Home Park.

Right-back Stephane Zubar got Argyle off to a great start, heading his first goal for the club inside four minutes.

But, within three minutes, Paul Ince's side were level when Alan Judge's shot came back off the post and the prolific Lee Hughes tapped home.

Joe Mason then fired against the post, but the second half was disappointing.

Having kept their pitch covered more or less continuously since Argyle's last home game on 11 December, the 2-0 win over Exeter City, the hosts were always hopeful of getting the game on - despite bad weather having forced successive postponements for both sides.

But the game almost fell victim to another late threat when fog descended on Home Park.

As it was, it cleared sufficiently to get the game underway in front of another healthy 9,822 crowd and conditions got steadily better throughout the afternoon - unlike the contest, which went downhill after a dramatic start.

After Zubar met Noone's free kick from the right with a far-post effort that flew across goal and in, via a slight deflection, County quickly replied.

Former Argyle loan signing Judge let fly from the edge of the box with a right-foot drive that smacked off the post and into the path of Hughes, who tucked away the rebound for his ninth of the season despite offside appeals.

Noone then fired just over with a curler and Mason hit the post with a well-struck volley.

After the break, Hughes fired just wide, while home keeper David Button had to palm away Lee Miller's 18-yard strike and Judge's 25-yarder.

But Argyle top scorer Bradley Wright-Phillips came closest to winning it, forcing a fine one-hand save from visiting keeper Rob Burch with a first-time volley from 15 yards following Rory Patterson's pinpoint cross.


Plymouth Argyle manager Peter Reid told BBC Radio Devon:
"That's three on the trot where we haven't got beaten, we could have done with a result today, but it was a game where we didn't keep the ball well enough.

"There was plenty of effort and the lads worked hard, kept it going and I can't fault the spirit, we just needed a bit more quality.

"I've just got to get on with the job of running the team, there's a board of directors who look after the finances of the club and I leave it to them."

Notts County assistant manager Alex Rae told BBC Radio Nottingham:
"Without doubt I think the back four were exceptional. We conceded a sloppy goal early doors but I am ever so happy with the response.

"You take into consideration the boys on the front foot in the second half, it's a very disciplined performance.

"I think there was a few hundred fans here and it's a hell of a long way to come and it gives them something to cheer about".

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Plymouth 1-1 Notts County FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Zubar 4
  • Hughes 7

Plymouth

  • 31 Button
  • 05 Johnson
  • 15 Bhasera (Paterson 46)
  • 35 Nelson (Ngala 79)
  • 36 Zubar
  • 04 Fletcher
  • 11 Arnason
  • 17 Noone
  • 08 Patterson yellow card
  • 10 Wright-Phillips
  • 16 Mason (Bolasie 62)

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu,
  • 02 Duguid,
  • 03 Ngala,
  • 06 Clark,
  • 19 Bolasie,
  • 29 Paterson,
  • 18 Stephens

Notts County

  • 01 Burch
  • 02 Darby yellow card
  • 04 Edwards
  • 12 Pearce
  • 26 Harley
  • 10 Bishop yellow card
  • 11 Davies
  • 22 Judge
  • 09 Hughes yellow card
  • 20 Westcarr (Ince 64)
  • 29 Miller (Hawley 83)

Substitutes

  • 17 Nelson,
  • 05 Lee,
  • 06 Thompson,
  • 08 Ravenhill,
  • 30 Woods,
  • 15 Hawley,
  • 24 Ince
Ref: TannerAtt: 9,822
PLYMOUTH
NOTTS COUNTY

Possession

  • Plymouth 38%
  • Notts County 62%

Attempts on target

  • Plymouth 7
  • Notts County 9

Attempts off target

  • Plymouth 3
  • Notts County 5

Corners

  • Plymouth 4
  • Notts County 7

Fouls

  • Plymouth 18
  • Notts County 15
  • Final Result
  • 94:05 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:09 Foul by James Paterson on Thomas Ince, free kick awarded. Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick. Neal Bishop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie. Direct free kick taken by Carl Fletcher.
  • 90:00+3:09 Booking The referee shows Neal Bishop a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 90:00+0:40 Reda Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Karl Hawley. Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:30 The official flags Craig Noone offside. Direct free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 88:58 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Paterson by Karl Hawley. David Button restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:10 Shot from just outside the box by Craig Noone misses to the left of the goal.
  • 84:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Fletcher on Thomas Ince. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, save by Robert Burch.
  • 83:25 The assistant referee flags for offside against Bradley Wright-Phillips. Robert Burch restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:28 Unfair challenge on Reda Johnson by Lee Hughes results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Button.
  • 82:28 Substitution Lee Miller leaves the field to be replaced by Karl Hawley.
  • 80:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Wright-Phillips on Alan Judge. Free kick taken by Stephen Darby.
  • 78:37 Substitution Bondz N'Gala is brought on as a substitute for Curtis Nelson.
  • 78:22 Lee Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Curtis Nelson. Direct free kick taken by David Button.
  • 77:43 Foul by Rory Patterson on Ben Davies, free kick awarded. Robert Burch takes the free kick.
  • 74:17 Lee Hughes takes a shot. David Button makes a comfortable save.
  • 72:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Stephen Darby. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Davies, save made by David Button.
  • 72:30 Thomas Ince takes a shot. Save by David Button.
  • 71:21 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone from the left by-line, Alan Judge manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:03 Carl Fletcher concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Strike comes in from Ben Davies from the free kick, save by David Button.
  • 69:11 Corner taken by Craig Noone.
  • 68:54 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch.
  • 68:10 The offside flag is raised against Lee Hughes. David Button takes the free kick.
  • 67:48 Alan Judge takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
  • 66:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Miller on Stephane Zubar. Kari Arnason restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:12 Effort on goal by Thomas Ince from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 64:06 Curtis Nelson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Miller. Robert Burch takes the free kick.
  • 63:33 Lee Hughes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Button.
  • 63:33 Substitution Thomas Ince joins the action as a substitute, replacing Craig Westcarr.
  • 63:02 Effort on goal by Lee Hughes from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 61:35 Substitution Yannick Bolasie comes on in place of Joe Mason.
  • 60:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Krystian Pearce by Bradley Wright-Phillips. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 56:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Darby on Rory Patterson. James Paterson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:56 Booking Stephen Darby is given a yellow card.
  • 51:13 Rory Patterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Davies. Stephen Darby takes the free kick.
  • 50:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Judge on Carl Fletcher. Carl Fletcher takes the direct free kick.
  • 49:08 Corner taken by Ben Davies, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Westcarr goes over the bar.
  • 47:35 Craig Westcarr takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Button.
  • 45:45 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies to the near post, clearance by Carl Fletcher.
  • 45:29 Lee Miller takes a shot. Save made by David Button.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution James Paterson comes on in place of Onismor Bhasera.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:04 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+1:27 Ben Davies takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Carl Fletcher manages to make a clearance.
  • 43:07 Craig Noone takes a shot. Save made by Robert Burch.
  • 41:27 Unfair challenge on Lee Hughes by Stephane Zubar results in a free kick. Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Button fouled by Lee Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. David Button restarts play with the free kick.
  • 40:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kari Arnason by Craig Westcarr. Free kick taken by David Button.
  • 38:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Krystian Pearce. Strike comes in from Rory Patterson from the free kick, Mike Edwards gets a block in.
  • 34:41 Unfair challenge on Lee Miller by Reda Johnson results in a free kick. Neal Bishop takes the direct free kick.
  • 32:56 The assistant referee flags for offside against Lee Miller. Indirect free kick taken by David Button.
  • 32:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Stephane Zubar. Ben Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
  • 31:35 Alan Judge takes a shot. Save by David Button.
  • 29:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Harley on Rory Patterson. Strike on goal comes in from Craig Noone from the free kick.
  • 25:11 Unfair challenge on Jon Harley by Rory Patterson results in a free kick. Ben Davies takes the direct free kick.
  • 24:31 Joe Mason produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area and strikes the post.
  • 23:38 Foul by Jon Harley on Rory Patterson, free kick awarded. Rory Patterson has an effort direct from the free kick, Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 23:04 Lee Miller challenges Reda Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Button takes the direct free kick.
  • 21:20 Craig Noone takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Craig Westcarr.
  • 20:37 Lee Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason. Free kick taken by David Button.
  • 20:37 Booking Lee Hughes receives a caution.
  • 19:00 Corner taken by Ben Davies, Header by Krystian Pearce from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 18:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Judge by Rory Patterson. Ben Davies delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Craig Noone manages to make a clearance.
  • 16:27 The assistant referee signals for offside against Rory Patterson. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 15:27 The ball is sent over by Alan Judge, Mike Edwards takes a shot. David Button makes a comfortable save.
  • 14:38 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies from the right by-line, clearance by Rory Patterson.
  • 13:24 Reda Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Krystian Pearce. Robert Burch takes the direct free kick.
  • 12:52 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Craig Noone from the right by-line, Lee Hughes manages to make a clearance.
  • 12:33 Bradley Wright-Phillips takes a shot. Robert Burch makes a save.
  • 11:10 Unfair challenge on Lee Hughes by Curtis Nelson results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ben Davies from the free kick.
  • 10:00 Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies.
  • 9:27 Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line, Rory Patterson makes a clearance.
  • 8:38 Rory Patterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Harley. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Davies from left wing, Craig Noone manages to make a clearance.
  • 8:38 Booking Booking for Rory Patterson.
  • 6:34 Alan Judge provided the assist for the goal.
  • 6:34 GOAL - Lee HughesPlymouth 1 - 1 Notts County Lee Hughes scores a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Plymouth 1-1 Notts County.
  • 3:36 Foul by Mike Edwards on Craig Noone, free kick awarded. Craig Noone provided the assist for the goal.
  • 3:36 GOAL - Stephane ZubarPlymouth 1 - 0 Notts County Stephane Zubar finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. Plymouth 1-0 Notts County.
  • 1:26 Bradley Wright-Phillips is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Burch.
  • 1:02 Stephane Zubar takes a shot. Save by Robert Burch.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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Npower League One table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 19 16 36
2 Sheff Wed 21 13 33
3 Huddersfield 21 6 32
4 Charlton 19 6 32
5 Southampton 20 11 31
6 Bournemouth 20 13 30
7 Colchester 19 2 30
8 Peterborough 20 -2 30
9 Oldham 18 6 29
10 Exeter 20 -2 29
11 Hartlepool 19 -2 29
12 MK Dons 20 -5 29
13 Brentford 19 2 28
14 Carlisle 19 6 27
15 Plymouth 20 -4 26
16 Swindon 20 -3 25
17 Leyton Orient 19 1 24
18 Notts County 19 -5 23
19 Rochdale 19 1 22
20 Tranmere 19 -8 22
21 Bristol R 19 -11 22
22 Dag & Red 19 -11 18
23 Walsall 19 -14 17
24 Yeovil 19 -16 16

see also
MK Dons 2-0 Bournemouth
29 Dec 10 |  League One
Argyle needed more quality - Reid
28 Dec 10 |  Plymouth
Rae hails 'disciplined' Notts County
28 Dec 10 |  Notts County



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