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Argyle v Stevenage in the Past

29 December 2019

AS Argyle prepare to take on Stevenage at Home Park today, the Green Army will be hoping it lives up to the classic encounter from 2017.

Argyle got off to a poor start, when, after just two minutes, Stevenage striker Matt Godden opened the scoring after a well worked free-kick.

Jordan Slew equalised in the 35th minute after a corner was flicked on by Jake Jervis and scrambled home messily by Slew, despite the defender’s efforts on the line.

It was Jervis who put the home-side ahead just seven minutes later as he swivelled and sweetly struck Connor Smith’s perfect pass after some good work from Slew on the left-hand side.

The Pilgrims thought they had done enough to go into half-time ahead, but they were wrong as our future assistant manager Steven Schumacher’s 30-yard free-kick bounced up in front of Luke McCormick and fooled the 'keeper.

In the first 10 minutes of the second period, Argyle were ahead again. This time, on-loan Bristol City striker Arnold Garita turned in a thunderous Graham Carey effort from the edge of the box, deceiving the Stevenage 'keeper.

The points were wrapped up for Argyle when substitute David Goodwillie made it 4-2 in the second minute of stoppage time with an easy finish that rebounded straight to him off the goalkeeper.

That’s how the game finished, which consolidated the Pilgrims spot in second place in League Two, four points behind leaders Doncaster Rovers.

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