UK time is: 06:51:38
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Plymouth Argyle 2 - Exeter City 0

Home Park

11/12/10 15:00

Attendance: 14,347

Argyle take Devon derby honours

Bradley Wright-Philips scored a goal in each half as Plymouth Argyle avenged last months Johnstone`s Paint Trophy defeat to rivals Exeter City.

Wright Philips pounced on an Artur Krysiak`s error for his first and neatly headed home Craig Noone`s cross for his second as Argyle ran out 2-0 winners to the delight of their biggest crowd of the season.

City were forced into a couple of changes as not for the first time this season illness affected several first team players.

The opening exchanges were scrappy as both sides looked understandably rusty due to a lack of recent game time.

Argyle took the lead with their first clear cut opportunity. The persistent Craig Noone won a free kick wide on the right, Noone took the free-kick himself and his centre slipped from the grasp of Krysiak straight to the feet of Wright-Philips who was perfectly placed to lob the ball into the vacant net.

Buoyed by the goal and backed by a vocal home support Argyle went in search of a second goal.

Joe Mason came close to glancing home a Wright-Philips cross and Noone shot wide from a tight angle.

The Grecians responded with Daniel Nardiello fashioning a chance for himself but he shot tamely at David Button on the turn.

Right on half time Jamie Cureton had a great chance to draw City level but poked the ball wide when allowed time and space six yards from goal.

After the break Argyle almost went further in front when Troy Archibald-Henville headed onto his own bar as the host reasserted their dominance.

Paul Tisdale`s response was to make three quick changes with John O`flynn, Billy Jones and Ryan Harley all being introduced.

Gaps began to appear City`s back line as they went in search of an equaliser, gaps that Argyle looked to exploit with the pace of Noone on the break.

The decisive moment of the match came on 57 minutes when Wright-Philips ghosted into the box between two defenders to give a pin point Noone cross the finish it deserved.

Argyle never looked like letting City back into the match after that.

Scott Golbourne flashed an effort just wide and Button saved from Liam Sercombe but City were unable to break through.

The day belonged to Argyle as they put off the field troubles to one side to triumph over their arch rivals leaving just one point between the teams in npower League One.

City: Krysiak, Duffy, Archibald-Henville, Taylor (B Jones), Golbourne, Dunne, Noble, Sercombe, Nardiello (O'flynn), Cureton, Logan (Harley)




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Kithson Bain Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 12 2010

Time: 8:33PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Exeter 1 - 2 Torquay
Chesterfield 1 - 1 Exeter
Exeter 1 - 1 Cheltenham
Bury 2 - 0 Exeter
Exeter 0 - 1 Accrington
Plymouth 1 - 2 Exeter

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
17. Hartlepool 44 14 10 20 -4 52
18. Accrington 44 12 15 17 -4 51
19. Morecambe 44 12 14 18 -15 50
20. Exeter 44 12 13 19 -7 49
21. Wycombe 44 11 14 19 -10 47
22. Bristol Rovers 44 11 14 19 -11 47
23. Northampton 44 11 14 19 -20 47

Breaking League News

Smith Out For The Season
Bristol Rovers : 23/04/2014 18:21:00
Walton Appeal Rejected
Hartlepool : 23/04/2014 17:50:00
Moore Keen To Commit
Wimbledon : 23/04/2014 14:34:00
Bentley Gutted By Defeat
Morecambe : 23/04/2014 14:27:00
Does AA deserve the job?
Portsmouth : 23/04/2014 12:58:00
Jordan Back And Feeling Good
Fleetwood : 23/04/2014 11:59:00
Ref For Argyle v Hartlepool
Plymouth : 23/04/2014 09:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Torquay MotM
Suggested By:  
Pym 0%
Butterfield 0%
Woodman 0%
Oakley 0%
Baldwin 0%
Moore-Taylor 0%
Sercombe 0%
Gill 0%
Nichols 0%
Bennett 0%
Richards 0%
Sub - O'Flynn 0%
Sub - Wheeler 0%
Sub - Grimes 0%