March 2, 2013
Murray gives Argyle vital win
Ronan Murray struck his first goal for Plymouth to earn them a vital 2-1 win in the battle for npower League Two survival.
The Ipswich loanee scored from close range three minutes after the break after Barnet's defenders had charged down two shots on the six yard box.
The visitors had taken the lead against the run of play in the 21st minute after player-head coach Edgar Davids swept a pass out to the left and Elliot Johnson cross back into the penalty area was converted by Bees top scorer Jake Hyde.
Plymouth continued to press and were rewarded when skipper Conor Hourihane scored a brilliant 34th minute leveller, beating three players on the edge of the box before letting fly with a superb rising drive into the top corner.
In a nervous finish for both relegation-haunted sides, Argyle's Jake Cole made a vital 79th minute point-blank stop to deny his former club. The keeper's save at the foot of his post denied Bees substitute Iffy Allen, who looked odds-on to score.
Bees keeper Graham Stack then made a superb close-range save to deny Plymouth substitute Gozie Ugwu in stoppage time.
|1 Jake Cole||21 Graham Stack|
|5 Guy Branston||30 David Stephenson|
|26 Anthony Charles||2 Barry Fuller|
|14 Onismor Bhasera||45 Bondz Ngala|
|4 Maximo Blanchard||4 Clovis Kamdjo|
|10 Lee Cox||26 Elliot Johnson|
|6 Conor Hourihane||38 Edgar Davids|
|19 Jason Banton||8 Mark Byrne|
|27 Andres Gurrieri||15 Andy Yiadom|
|24 Reuben Reid||40 David López|
|28 Ronan Murray||19 Jake Hyde|
|13 Ollie Chenoweth||Dillon Barnes 35|
|23 Jamie Richards||Chiro N'Toko 34|
|15 Paul Wotton||Jordan Brown 3|
|8 Luke Young||Curtis Weston 20|
|9 Nick Chadwick||Dominic Vose 43|
|7 Paris Cowan Hall||Luke Ganbin 12|
|18 Gozie Ugwu||Iffy Allen 22|
|Luke Young for Lee Cox (81)||Luke Ganbin for Jake Hyde (46)|
|Paris Cowan Hall for Andres Gurrieri (85)||Curtis Weston for Clovis Kamdjo (54)|
|Gozie Ugwu for Reuben Reid (85)||Iffy Allen for Andy Yiadom (76)|
|· Squads: Plymouth Argyle | Barnet|