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Ruben Lameiras scored a stoppage-time winner as League One Plymouth Argyle knocked League Two Stevenage out of the FA Cup thanks to a 1-0 victory at a rainswept Home Park.

Seny Dieng did well to save Graham Carey’s initial goal-bound strike but could do nothing as Lameiras let fly from the edge of the box to send the ball low into the opposite corner of the goal.

Argyle playmaker Carey came close to breaking the deadlock three times in the first half.

The Irishman sent a shot just wide in the opening minutes, went even closer with a free-kick and then drew a superb low save from Dieng as half-time approached.

Argyle boss Derek Adams was forced to change his line-up in the 55th minute as midfielder Jamie Ness went off injured.

Portuguese attacker Lameiras was introduced, and soon set up Carey with another shooting opportunity.

Joel Grant then cut in from the left to test Dieng before Lameiras twice went close.

He sent a volley wide of goal and then sent a soaring shot just over as Plymouth pressed for an opener before his late winner proved enough.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 1Macey
  • 22Moore
  • 4Songo’o
  • 14Canavan
  • 15Grant
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 65mins
  • 8Fox
  • 6NessSubstituted forLameirasat 55’minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 90mins
  • 19Ladapo
  • 16Grant

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 11Lameiras
  • 13O’Keefe
  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 24Grant
  • 35Jephcott

Stevenage

  • 27Dieng
  • 2Wildin
  • 5Cuthbert
  • 30WilkinsonBooked at 21mins
  • 3HuntBooked at 85mins
  • 10KennedySubstituted forCampbell-Ryceat 64’minutes
  • 8Byrom
  • 4TimlinBooked at 69minsSubstituted forSonupeat 90+7’minutes
  • 12SeddonSubstituted forNewtonat 81’minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 28Guthrie

Substitutes

  • 1Farman
  • 7Ball
  • 11Sonupe
  • 16Iontton
  • 19Newton
  • 20Campbell-Ryce
  • 25Henry
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:5,719

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away2
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Stevenage 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Stevenage 0.

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Newton (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Emmanuel Sonupe replaces Michael Timlin.

Booking

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Stevenage 0. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Danny Newton (Stevenage) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Stevenage).

Booking

Johnny Hunt (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Johnny Hunt (Stevenage).

Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joel Byrom (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Danny Newton replaces Steve Seddon.

Delay in match Steve Seddon (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Yann Songo’o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Seddon (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Ruben Lameiras (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage).

Booking

Michael Timlin (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Timlin (Stevenage).

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Jamal Campbell-Ryce replaces Ben Kennedy.

Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Niall Canavan (Plymouth Argyle).

Kurtis Guthrie (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Yann Songo’o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Steve Seddon (Stevenage).

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