Football: Brilliant Plymouth Argyle clinch automatic promotion

By Cornish Times in Football

Plymouth Argyle 6 Newport County 1

Plymouth Argyle will play in League One next season after clinching automatic promotion in style at Home Park this afternoon, writes Ross Reid.

It was a stunning way to complete their move out of Sky Bet League Two, in front of an ecstatic home crowd.

Matty Kennedy got Argyle off the mark with a looping 40th minute header in at the far post.

Jake Jervis fired in Argyle’s second two minutes later as Derek Adams’ side got into their stride.

Playmaker Graham Carey increased the Greens’ lead 10 minutes later, beating keeper Joe Day at his near post from close range.

Ryan Taylor made it 4-0 with an audacious back heel in the 58th minute and three minutes later Kennedy curled in his second and Plymouth’s fifth from 20 yards.

Jervis finished off a great move with his second goal, a low shot on 73 minutes.

At the other end Luke McCormick made three point-blank second half saves to keep County at bay until beaten by substitute Aaron Williams’ stoppage time lob.

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