Argyle still looking for first win of the season after being beaten at home by Blackpool

Argyle's search for a first Sky Bet League One victory of the season continues.

Mark Cullen’s early goal was enough to shade an encounter which was largely as close as the scoreline suggests and which might have been different had referee Neil Hair seen Blackpool’s Donervon Daniels handle the ball inside his penalty area, or if Freddie Ladapo’s ingenuity had not been denied by a goalpost.

There was no faulting the Pilgrims for effort or desire, and some of the play was on a par with that which took them to the fringe of the play-offs last season, which makes the winless start to this campaign all the more frustrating.

Blackpool ended the game with only nine men as, in the first of four minutes injury-time, defenders Daniels and Marc Bola were sent off at the same time as they shaped up to face a Pilgrims corner.

Injuries to Conor Grant and Jamie Ness had obliged manager Derek Adams to alter the starting 11 that provided the base on which the previous Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Bristol Rovers was achieved.

The match ended Argyle 0, Blackpool 1

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