Saturday 20th October - Kick-off 3pm
Nationwide League Division 3
Town lost their unbeaten home league record here at Field Mill this afternoon
as Plymouth Argyle ran out 3-0 winners. After an uneventful first half, Mickey
Evans put Argyle ahead on 54 minutes, but the game turned on a Lee Williamson
shot that hit the inside of the post and came out again on 84 minutes. Then
Plymouth knocked in two injury time goals, including one that was 5 yards
offside, to give the result an unrealistic feel. Stags were unchanged
from the win at Darlington, with last week’s hero Tankard still on the
bench, and Shayne Bradley on the bench for the first time this season.
Argyle started in very lively fashion and should have taken the lead on 90 seconds when from a corner, a free header from 2 yards went over the bar. Stags never really got going and their usual fast flowing football was not in evidence at all during the first half. I had the impression that the pitch was very bobbly, perhaps following overnight rain, and this seemed to hamper the side. Reddington was lucky to only be booked after hauling back Evans when it seemed Reddington was the last defender. Greenacre had 2 chances in the space of 2 minutes midway through the half. The second chance was the best as he controlled the ball well before firing over the bar. Meanwhile a Williamson cleared a header off the line at the other end.
Half time 0-0
- Didn't command his
box, though made a couple of good punches in the 1st half.
Hassell 7 - Had a decent game at right back.
Robinson 6 - Looked hesitant at times.
Reddington 5 - Often caught out of position. Gave away the first goal.
Pemberton 6 - Had a few good forward runs but crossing lacked incisiveness.
Lawrence 6 - Did very little.
Williamson 7 - The pick of a disappointing midfield. Fought for every ball.
Disley 6 - Looked out of sorts. Didn't make his usual forward runs and was often very deep.
Corden 6 - A couple of decent efforts. Would benefit from a more forward role which would be possible if Tankard was recalled.
Greenacre 6 - Very quiet. Two good first half efforts but didn't see enough of the ball.
J.White 5 - Generally showed a poor first touch and looked unlikely to create danger.
Bradley (for J.White, 62 mins) 7 - Promising start for Bradley, as he looked dangerous.
Harris (for Hassell, 86 mins) 6 - No time to make a difference.
Subs Not Used: Bingham, Tankard, Asher
|Your Choice Man of the Match||Williamson 31%||Hassell 22%||Pemberton 20%|
Report by Martin Shaw