after going through the game again, I have tweaked the report in a few places.
For the two goals, I have tweaked the description as follows:
On 68 minutes, Carey went down on the edge of the area on the right, clipped by Hamilton who he had skipped past easily. The referee seemed to initially point to the spot, but changed his mind with input from his assistant and gave a free kick just outside the area on the right. From the video, the free kick just outside the area was the correct decision. Carey scored from this sort of position in the game at Home Park. This time, his excellent set piece delivery from the right was headed in at the far post as Sonny Bradley rose above Bennett to head in. Bennett had two players to mark at the far post, Bradley and Songo’o, as it seems that White had also lost Songo’o. Poor defending which Steve Evans was disappointed about after the game.
Pearce was booked on 73 minutes for bringing down Carey. It didn’t look a foul to us in real time. From our pitchside video, watching frame by frame, I think Pearce gets the first touch on the ball and then Carey kicks Pearce’s leg and goes down. However, in fairness to the referee who was well-positioned, it is hard to tell even frame by frame. Carey scored with the resulting free kick, firing a wonderful shot in from 27 yards into the top left corner, beating Shearer’s dive. That was game over. Two pieces of great play from Carey, whose quality had enabled Plymouth to win the game, just as he did at Home Park earlier in the season.
"Four points clear as Lincoln are McCaffreyised", CHAD headline, April 1975