Plymouth 1-4 Rotherham
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Plymouth 1 - 4 Rotherham
Gareth Evans and Adam Le Fondre both scored twice as Rotherham overwhelmed Plymouth at Home Park.
Debutant Will Atkinson gave Argyle the lead with a superb shot from 20 yards but that was as good as it got for the home team.
Evans equalised with an angled shot and then grabbed his second after good work from Le Fondre, who was set up for the third by Danny Schofield.
Le Fondre tapped in from close range to complete Argyle's miserable afternoon.
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Plymouth boss Peter Reid told BBC Radio Devon:
"We took the lead but then the wheels came off.
"I think it was a bit of naivety and inexperience, but it's a hard league and we've got to learn.
"I don't think Rotherham worked too hard for their goals and that is disappointing."
Rotherham boss Andy Scott told BBC Radio Sheffield:
"It was an outstanding team performance,
"We changed the system just to make sure that if they did get possesion then they'd have it in the areas that we wanted them too and it worked very well"
"We counter-attacked very well. Bit disappointed with the goal conceded but we reacted extremely well from that."
Plymouth 23 Cole 02 Berry 05 Zubar 13 Soukouna 19 Gibson 04 Fletcher (Hitchcock - 68' ) 07 Daley 08 Walton 20 Hourihane 21 Atkinson 11 Feeney Substitutes 01 Larrieu 06 Nelson 18 Copp 27 Lecointe 10 Hitchcock Rotherham 01 Logan 02 Tonge 03 Newey Booked 05 Cresswell 24 Raynes 04 Harrison 07 Evans 08 Taylor 11 Schofield 10 Le Fondre 23 Grabban (Holroyd - 84' ) Substitutes 21 Warrington 22 Brown 15 Bradley 18 Pringle 20 Holroyd