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Home Park (ATT 6,247) 30th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Southend United Southend

Plymouth 2

L Alessandra (52)
R Reid (68)

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Southend 0

C Bolger (S/O 15)

Reid makes it a high five

Last Updated: 30/08/14 6:04pm

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Reuben Reid: In red-hot form

Reuben Reid: In red-hot form

Reuben Reid took his tally to five goals in six games as John Sheridan's Plymouth beat 10-man Southend 2-0 at Home Park.

The hosts took a 52nd minute lead when attacking midfielder Lewis Alessandra picked his spot with a side foot finish from 10 yards following Kelvin Mellor's mazy run and cutback from the right.

Mellor and Alessandra combined down the right to tee up striker Reid to head home from eight yards out on 67 minutes.

Plymouth right back Mellor cleared off the line to deny Southend striker Barry Corr as he swooped at the far post to convert Myles Weston's cross from the right in the eighth minute.

Southend were forced to change their line-up on 15 minutes when central defender Cian Bolger was dismissed for a second bookable offence for fouling Plymouth target man Marcus Morgan. Bolger had been cautioned for a foul on Morgan in the opening minutes.

In first half stoppage time Carl McHugh's free kick from the right was headed just wide by Plymouth Reid.

Plymouth made better of their one-man advantage in the second half with Southend keeper Daniel Bentley forced to make a brilliant full length diving save to push McHugh's goal-bound header wide.

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Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Luton Town 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 39 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36