Juvhel Tsoumou's early strike was the difference between Plymouth and Bradford in a tight battle between the League Two strugglers.

Preston loanee Tsoumou nodded Plymouth in front at the back post from Paul Wotton's free-kick.

Robbie Williams' shot hit a Bradford post before striking Bantams keeper Matt Duke and falling to safety.

Jake Cole made a double save from Guy Branston and Lee Bullock's follow-up to preserve Argyle's lead.

And Duke pulled off a stunning stop late on to keep out Wooton's piledriver.

Macclesfield's defeat at Gillingham means both sides are now four points clear of the relegation zone.

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Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher tells BBC Radio Devon:

"It could have been a lot easier for all us in the last 10 minutes than it was, but we'll take 1-0.

"Really delighted with the lads, I'm proud of them. There's so much pressure on us at the moment.

"It's going to be a really tough game next week, but we'll go into it full of confidence."

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

6 7

Corners

7 11

Fouls

12 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:15 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +3:38

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Alex MacDonald.

90:00 +2:25

Kyel Reid takes a shot from long range clearing the crossbar.

90:00 +1:54

Craig Fagan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Steve Fletcher.

89:40

Matt Duke takes the direct free kick. Foul by James Hanson on Simon Walton, free kick awarded. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

89:40 Booking

Booking Juvhel Tsoumou receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Onismor Bhasera.

87:56

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Fagan from the right by-line, Guy Branston takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole. Lee Bullock takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

86:54

The official flags Nahki Wells offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Cole.

85:05

Robbie Williams fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton from the left by-line, James Hanson makes a clearance.

85:05 Booking

Booking Lee Bullock goes into the book.

84:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bullock on Alex MacDonald.

84:12

Effort on goal by James Hanson from just inside the area clears the bar.

82:51

Paul Wotton takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke. Inswinging corner taken by Paul Wotton from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Michael Flynn.

81:40

Paul Wotton takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Michael Flynn.

81:18

Ritchie Jones is adjudged to have handled the ball. Paul Wotton restarts play with the free kick.

80:25

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Maxime Blanchard gets a block in.

78:33 Substitution

Substitution Onismor Bhasera comes on in place of Ashley Hemmings.

78:33

Corner taken by Craig Fagan, James Hanson takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save.

77:28

Indirect free kick taken by Jake Cole.

77:28 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells replaces Rob Kozluk.

77:28

The offside flag is raised against Ritchie Jones.

75:07

Free kick crossed by Craig Fagan.

75:07 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Alex MacDonald for unsporting behaviour.

74:56

Kyel Reid fouled by Alex MacDonald, the ref awards a free kick.

73:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bullock on Alex MacDonald. Paul Wotton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Matt Duke.

67:37

Alex MacDonald produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:17 Substitution

Substitution Nick Chadwick goes off and Steve Fletcher comes on.

62:58 Booking

Booking Paul Wotton is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

61:07

Simon Walton challenges Craig Fagan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matt Duke.

60:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyel Reid on Darren Purse. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

59:57

Corner taken by Craig Fagan from the right by-line, James Hanson takes a shot. Clearance made by Simon Walton.

59:16

Nick Chadwick is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

58:14

Corner taken by Craig Fagan from the left by-line to the near post, Unfair challenge on Jake Cole by Guy Branston results in a free kick. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

56:29 Substitution

Substitution Simon Ramsden goes off and James Hanson comes on.

55:31

Nick Chadwick fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

53:50

Effort from inside the area by Nick Chadwick misses to the left of the target.

49:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Fagan by Paul Wotton. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Kyel Reid. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan to the near post, clearance made by Simon Walton.

49:03

Shot from deep inside the area by Juvhel Tsoumou clears the bar.

47:12

Foul by Durrell Berry on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Rob Kozluk.

46:28

Paul Wotton takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Chris Dagnall.

45:01

The second half begins.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Richard Ravenhill leaves the field to be replaced by Kyel Reid.

45:00 +2:06 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

44:58

Foul by Craig Fagan on Maxime Blanchard, free kick awarded. Darren Purse takes the free kick.

43:55

Foul by Craig Fagan on Darren Purse, free kick awarded. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

43:15

Foul by Juvhel Tsoumou on Lee Bullock, free kick awarded. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

41:53

Nick Chadwick takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

38:04

Corner taken by Craig Fagan played to the near post, save made by Jake Cole. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan, save made by Jake Cole.

35:50

Foul by Guy Branston on Juvhel Tsoumou, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Paul Wotton, free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Chadwick on Lee Bullock. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

32:21

Chris Dagnall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Wotton. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

30:51

Outswinging corner taken by Craig Fagan, Lee Bullock takes a shot. Simon Walton gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Craig Fagan, clearance by Maxime Blanchard.

27:07

Michael Flynn has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

25:16

Juvhel Tsoumou takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

24:19

Michael Flynn has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

22:07

Craig Fagan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Header from close range by David Syers misses to the right of the goal.

19:11

Unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Alex MacDonald results in a free kick. Rob Kozluk restarts play with the free kick.

16:54

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Michael Flynn misses to the left of the target.

15:03

Rob Kozluk delivers the ball, Header from deep inside the area by Craig Fagan goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

13:54

Nick Chadwick fouled by Lee Bullock, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Wotton from left wing, clearance made by Lee Bullock.

13:27

Effort from just inside the area by Richard Ravenhill hits the post.

12:17

Nick Chadwick concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Ravenhill. Rob Kozluk takes the direct free kick.

10:18

Darren Purse challenges Guy Branston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

8:16

Lee Bullock concedes a free kick for a foul on Juvhel Tsoumou. Robbie Williams has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Wotton, Craig Fagan manages to make a clearance.

7:18

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton to the near post, clearance made by Richard Ravenhill.

6:28

Foul by Juvhel Tsoumou on Lee Bullock, free kick awarded. Rob Kozluk restarts play with the free kick.

3:38

Assist by Paul Wotton.

3:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Juvhel Tsoumou - Plymouth 1 - 0 Bradford Juvhel Tsoumou finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Plymouth 1-0 Bradford.

2:55

Unfair challenge on Nick Chadwick by Richard Ravenhill results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Paul Wotton,

0:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Wotton on Chris Dagnall. Free kick taken by Lee Bullock.

0:23

Effort on goal by Rob Kozluk from long range goes harmlessly over the bar.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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