High-flying Port Vale stretched their unbeaten League Two run to four games as they came back to win at Home Park.

Argyle left-back Robbie Williams rocked Vale with a 30-yard left-foot strike.

But, having trailed 1-0 at the break, Ashley Vincent earned a 66th-minute penalty, coolly converted by striker Jennison Myrie-Williams.

Vale won it with two late goals, winger Vincent firing in from Myrie-Williams' slick pass before Ben Williamson converted Doug Loft's cross.

Home skipper Darren Purse thought he had pulled a goal back but his header was cleared off the line by Loft.

Vale's run of 10 points from a possible 12 lifts them up to second in League Two - three behind leaders Gillingham, Adams' old club, who they host next Saturday.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"We're a little bit shell-shocked. We've come out of that thinking 'how did we lose that one'?

"We controlled the game in the first half, played some really nice stuff, got a deserved lead, tried to push on second half and almost got sucker-punched a little bit.

"It was just disappointing to lose the goals in the second half. We spoke to the players about doing the right thing whether you're winning or losing.

"If it's the right thing to do in the first half when you're winning, getting joy from it, it's still the right thing to do in the second half.

"It's hard to put your finger on [what went wrong]. Losing goals makes a difference obviously."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry Booked
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera Booked
  • 03 Williams
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 08 Young Booked (Madjo - 76' )
  • 15 Wotton (Lecointe - 54' )
  • 11 Feeney
  • 32 MacDonald

Substitutes

  • 13 Chenoweth
  • 17 Nelson
  • 19 Lennox
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 28 Gorman
  • 18 Madjo
  • 21 Lecointe

Port Vale

  • 01 Neal
  • 05 McCombe
  • 14 McDonald
  • 24 Duffy
  • 07 Loft Booked
  • 09 Myrie-Williams
  • 15 Shuker (Burge - 63' )
  • 18 Morsy
  • 08 Dodds Booked (Williamson - 62' )
  • 10 Vincent Booked (Taylor - 81' )
  • 11 Pope

Substitutes

  • 12 Johnson
  • 02 Yates
  • 06 Owen
  • 03 Taylor
  • 22 Lloyd
  • 23 Burge
  • 19 Williamson
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 6,080

Match Stats

Shots

11 9

On target

8 4

Corners

5 6

Fouls

6 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +1:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Pope by Maxime Blanchard. John McCombe takes the direct free kick.

88:15

Corner taken by Conor Hourihane, Close range headed effort by Onismor Bhasera goes wide of the left-hand post.

86:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Taylor on Conor Hourihane. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Conor Hourihane from right wing, clearance made by Doug Loft.

85:47

Conor Hourihane delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, John McCombe makes a clearance.

85:47 Booking

Booking Doug Loft booked for unsporting behaviour.

85:35

Unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald by Doug Loft results in a free kick.

85:16

Robert Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

82:34

Robert Taylor produces a right-footed shot from close in that clears the bar. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald by Clayton McDonald. Robbie Williams delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

80:17 Substitution

Substitution Robert Taylor on for Ashley Vincent.

77:40

Assist on the goal came from Doug Loft.

77:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Williamson - Plymouth 1 - 3 Port Vale Goal scored by Ben Williamson from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-3 Port Vale.

76:40

Doug Loft takes the direct free kick.

76:40 Booking

Booking Durrell Berry receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

76:39

Durrell Berry challenges Ashley Vincent unfairly and gives away a free kick.

75:07 Substitution

Substitution Guy Madjo is brought on as a substitute for Luke Young.

73:55

The assist for the goal came from Jennison Myrie-Williams.

73:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Ashley Vincent - Plymouth 1 - 2 Port Vale Ashley Vincent scores a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Plymouth 1-2 Port Vale.

73:11

Ashley Vincent concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Lecointe. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.

73:11 Booking

Booking Ashley Vincent shown a yellow card.

71:57

Corner taken by Ryan Burge played to the near post, Maxime Blanchard fouled by Tom Pope, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

71:32

Onismor Bhasera is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Neal restarts play with the free kick.

69:30

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Young, Tom Pope manages to make a clearance.

69:02

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Chris Neal.

65:47

The assist for the goal came from Ashley Vincent.

65:47 Goal scored

Goal! - Jennison Myrie-Williams - Plymouth 1 - 1 Port Vale Penalty taken left-footed by Jennison Myrie-Williams and scored. Plymouth 1-1 Port Vale.

64:25

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Vincent by Luke Young.

63:40 Booking

Booking Onismor Bhasera receives a yellow card.

61:45 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Burge on for Chris Shuker.

61:45 Substitution

Substitution Ben Williamson is brought on as a substitute for Louis Dodds.

61:02

Sam Morsy produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

59:44

Corner taken short by Conor Hourihane, Warren Feeney sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Duffy.

57:49

Shot from long range by Conor Hourihane misses to the right of the goal.

53:15

Corner taken by Chris Shuker from the right by-line, clearance made by Luke Young. Darren Purse makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Shuker from the left by-line to the near post, Jake Cole makes a save. Ashley Vincent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Warren Feeney. Luke Young takes the direct free kick.

53:15 Substitution

Substitution Paul Wotton leaves the field to be replaced by Matt Lecointe.

53:15

Corner taken by Chris Shuker played to the near post,

48:39

John McCombe challenges Onismor Bhasera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Cross/shot by Paul Wotton, save made by Chris Neal.

46:29

Tom Pope takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a fantastic save.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:32 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:16

Unfair challenge on Clayton McDonald by Luke Young results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Chris Shuker, Luke Young manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:16 Booking

Booking Luke Young is booked.

44:07

Luke Young takes a shot. Comfortable save by Chris Neal.

42:39

Shot from just outside the box by Louis Dodds goes over the target.

40:58

The ball is sent over by Ashley Vincent, Tom Pope has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

38:42

Short corner taken by Chris Shuker from the left by-line.

36:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by John McCombe on Onismor Bhasera. Free kick crossed by Paul Wotton, John McCombe makes a clearance.

36:00

Unfair challenge on Robbie Williams by Jennison Myrie-Williams results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

31:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Wotton, Unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Alex MacDonald results in a free kick. Chris Neal takes the direct free kick. Chris Neal manages to make a clearance.

31:20

Alex MacDonald delivers the ball, Jake Cole makes a clearance.

28:50

Tom Pope takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

24:58

Onismor Bhasera takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

22:43

Tom Pope challenges Onismor Bhasera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Conor Hourihane.

21:29

John McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Warren Feeney. Paul Wotton takes the free kick.

20:35

Conor Hourihane takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

19:53

Corner taken by Chris Shuker played to the near post, clearance by Luke Young.

19:30

Unfair challenge on Chris Shuker by Conor Hourihane results in a free kick. Chris Neal takes the direct free kick.

19:03

Jennison Myrie-Williams has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

17:23

Assist on the goal came from Conor Hourihane.

17:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Williams - Plymouth 1 - 0 Port Vale Robbie Williams scores a goal from long distance to the bottom right corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-0 Port Vale.

15:59

Sam Morsy concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex MacDonald. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Conor Hourihane, Jake Cole makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton from the right by-line, Chris Neal manages to make a clearance.

12:12

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Clayton McDonald.

5:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Hourihane by Jennison Myrie-Williams. Robbie Williams takes the free kick.

5:02 Booking

Booking Caution for Louis Dodds.

4:52

Louis Dodds concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Wotton. Free kick taken by Darren Purse.

4:19

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Clayton McDonald gets a block in.

2:26

Doug Loft concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex MacDonald. Paul Wotton takes the free kick.

1:39

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Chris Neal.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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