Plymouth Argyle 4-2 Exeter: Pilgrims win six-goal thriller

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Plymouth Argyle enjoyed a home victory against Exeter City at Home Park on Monday. Plymouth Argyle were looking to continue their good run after winning last match. Exeter had managed to pick up a point in their matchup with Derby County. Plymouth Argyle are now in 1st place on the table and have 41 points while Exeter sit in 10th with 22 points after 17 matches.

Exeter started strongly in the first half, when Archie Collins found the net, 25 minutes in. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Morgan Whittaker equalised for Plymouth Argyle in the 27th minute and saw the first half out 1-1.

The Grecians fought back, thanks to a goal from Sam Nombe, 52 minutes in. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Bali Mumba on the 58 minute mark brought Plymouth Argyle level. Plymouth Argyle looked to have the match under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a goal from Ryan Hardie, at 70 minutes to establish a 3-2. However they weren’t finished yet and Ryan Hardie made it 4-2, 84 minutes in to make it 4-2.

Substitutions for Plymouth Argyle included Ryan Hardie, Matt Butcher, Nigel Lonwijk and Conor Grant for Niall Ennis, Morgan Whittaker, Joe Edwards and Bali Mumba, respectively. Exeter brought on Cheick Diabate, Jevani Brown and Matt Jay, to replace Jake Caprice, Timothee Dieng and Harry Kite.

Plymouth Argyle will next play Lincoln City away, with Exeter facing Peterborough United at home.

Technical card:
Plymouth Argyle:Morgan Whittaker (Matt Butcher, min.87), Bali Mumba (Conor Grant, min.90), Niall Ennis (Ryan Hardie, min.62) and Joe Edwards (Nigel Lonwijk, min.90)
Exeter City:Archie Collins, Sam Nombe, Jake Caprice (Cheick Diabate, min.64), Timothee Dieng (Jevani Brown, min.64) and Harry Kite (Matt Jay, min.78)
Stadium:Home Park
Goals:Archie Collins (0-1, min. 25), Morgan Whittaker (1-1, min. 27), Sam Nombe (1-2, min. 52), Bali Mumba (2-2, min. 58), Ryan Hardie (3-2, min. 70) and Ryan Hardie (4-2, min. 84)