MATCH REPORT: Argyle 4-2 Peterborough
26 February 2020
B Moore 18,21 Rudden 77 Telford 90+5
Argyle get chance to win their first Leasing.com Trophy in club history and their first trip in the final thanks to a 4-2 beating of League One side Peterborough. An afternoon witnessed by an incredible 6068 of the Green Army and friends got to see a really exciting match as Michael Carrick deployed the 4-2-2-2.
For both sides the refereeing seemed question with a few disallowed goals,ten yellows and one red card. Referee Jeremy Simpson was not in a lenient mood this day.
The match started off to a flyer 18 minutes in as Byron Moore lead with a header to get the day underway for the Pilgrims. He added his second goal a few minutes later with a volley inside the six yard box.
For the visitors Ivan Toney he pulled one back 44 minutes in with a finish inside the right corner of the net. Another particularly interesting turn of events a Peterborough goal was ruled out due to an infringement.
Nathan Thompson, playing as a right-back, then summed up his teams performance by nearly giving Argyle a goal in the 63rd minute. Few minutes later the second disallowed occurred but this time Plymouth were the victims.
Toney added his second goal of the day equalizing in the 75th minute off the woodwork.
An error from Christy Pym allowed Zak Rudden to score a header for Plymouths go ahead goal. With five minutes to Peterborough Nathan Thompson received his second yellow and thus a red card due to a handball in the 85th.
Finally as the final seconds in stoppage time came striker Dominic Telford scored the definitive goal to give the Pilgrims the victory. He currently leads the competition with six.
"Today is a great day in Argyle history and I am proud to bring this club closer to our first cup trophy since the 1930's, we look forward to facing fellow League Two side Grimsby,"
quoted by Carrick after the victory.
Plymouth will travel to London to face fellow League Two side Grimsby Town. The final is set for a 1:30Pm kick off on 29 March.
Grimsby made it to the final by topping Group A in the Northern Section beating Shrewsbury, Sunderland and Wolverhampton U-23. After the group stage Grimsby defeated Blackpool, Carlisle, Crewe and Burton.
In League Two play Plymouth won 2-0 back in November. What is interesting the two will face each other the following week in their final League Two clash.