Unlucky Argyle Lose Out Despite Late Comeback
Plymouth Argyle suffered defeat in the final round of EFL Championship matches before the international break despite a late fightback away at Leeds.
The Vertu Motors-backed side headed for Yorkshire on the back of a dramatic 3-3 draw at home to Middlesbrough and chasing three points to move up the standings and further clear of the bottom three.
Two defensive errors in the first half would prove to be key however, as Dan James and Joel Piroe both took advantage of mistakes from the away side to put Leeds into a 2-0 lead.
Argyle thought they had a penalty before the break following an apparent foul on Bali Mumba, but the referee elected against giving a spot-kick to leave the away side with work to do to try and take anything from the match after half time.
The introduction of Ben Waine in the second half saw Plymouth get on the scoresheet with six minutes to go when he fired home a cross from Luke Cundle, but the Pilgrims were unable to make a period of pressure on the Leeds goal pay as they instead slipped to defeat.
Despite the loss, Plymouth head into the international break in confident mood after chairman Simon Hallett put in place a new five-year plan to cement Argyle as a top six Championship side, with the club also announcing that it will take over the Plymouth Argyle women’s team in the summer.
The team is currently operated by the Argyle Community Trust.