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The Complete History Of Plymouth Argyle's Trips To The Moss Rose

17 February 2020

Plymouth Argyle have made the long trip up from Devon to face The Silkmen on four previous occasions and ahead of tomorrow night's fifth visit, we take a look back at each of these.

The first time that we faced The Pilgrims at the Moss Rose was back on 8th April 2000 and it proved to be a memorable occasion for the Silkmen faithful.

John Askey put Peter Davenport's side into the lead with just two minutes on the clock and Kieran Durkan was to double our lead on the quarter-hour mark.

Damien Whitehead was to add a third fifteen minutes later and although the visitors were to reduce the arrears, it proved to be a mere consolation as Whitehead added a fourth a minute from time.

The next time that Plymouth were to visit the Moss Rose was on 3rd February 2001, as Gil Prescott's side recorded back-to-back victories against the Devon outfit.

A second-half brace from Chris Priest proved to be crucial that day, as The Silkmen recorded a 3 - 1 victory with Damien Whitehead also getting on the scoresheet.

Just over a year later, The Pilgrims would secure their first Moss Rose point courtesy of a one-all draw against David Moss' side.

The deadlock was broken in the 69th minute, when Jon Beswetherick's free-kick was parried by Steve Wilson and Graham Coughlan was on hand to head the ball into an empty net.

The home side kept battling however and restored parity deep into injury-time when Chris Priest fired home from close-range.

Our last Moss Rose meeting with The Pilgrims came on 28th December 2012. Conor Hourihane opened the scoring with a fifteen-yard thunderbolt that day and for the second consecutive meeting, Macc would equalise in second half injury time.

George Donnelly proved to be the hero that day, as he connected with Marcus Marshall's teasing cross to head home a deserved leveller.

All this means that our complete Moss Rose record against The Pilgrims is as follows -

Played 4. Won 2. Drawn 2. Lost 0.

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