Two Guy Madjo penalties helped Plymouth to a hard-earned victory over Rochdale.

Madjo's first from the spot came after Ryan Edwards handled in the box before Andres Gurrieri's header made it 2-0 to the Pilgrims.

Dale missed a penalty of their own when Bobby Grant saw his spot-kick saved by Jake Cole.

Dele Adebola's header reduced the arrears but Madjo's second penalty of the match, after Edwards fouled Joe Lennox, made sure of the three points.

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Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"That makes it nine goals in three games and I'm obviously really pleased.

"I was happy with the way we conducted ourselves after they scored, we didn't show too many signs of edginess.

"The lads showed their quality and their desire and hunger to get those three points."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 05 Purse
  • 33 Griffiths Booked
  • 06 Hourihane Booked
  • 08 Young
  • 27 Gurrieri (Nelson - 89' )
  • 07 Cowan-Hall (Lennox - 49' )
  • 18 Madjo
  • 32 MacDonald Booked

Substitutes

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 16 Lowry
  • 17 Nelson
  • 19 Lennox
  • 09 Chadwick
  • 11 Feeney
  • 22 Sims

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Cavanagh (Logan - 69' )
  • 05 R Edwards
  • 12 P Edwards Booked
  • 14 McIntyre
  • 07 Kennedy
  • 08 Tutte
  • 11 Grimes (Donnelly - 69' )
  • 15 Adebola
  • 22 Grant

Substitutes

  • 31 Smith
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 19 Pearson
  • 06 Barry-Murphy
  • 23 Craney
  • 09 Donnelly
  • 26 Logan
Ref: Sutton
Att: 6,261

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

9 6

Corners

3 3

Fouls

17 12

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:43 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +3:19

Conor Hourihane fouled by Dele Adebola, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

90:00 +2:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Madjo - Plymouth 3 - 1 Rochdale Guy Madjo scores a placed penalty. Plymouth 3-1 Rochdale.

90:00 +1:51

Penalty awarded for a foul by Ryan Edwards on Joe Lennox.

89:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McIntyre by Luke Young. Bobby Grant produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

88:30 Substitution

Substitution Curtis Nelson is brought on as a substitute for Andres Gurrieri.

88:30 Booking

Booking Alex MacDonald booked for unsporting behaviour.

88:19

Alex MacDonald challenges Andrew Tutte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Tutte restarts play with the free kick.

87:38

Andrew Tutte fouled by Andres Gurrieri, the ref awards a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the direct free kick.

86:56

Dele Adebola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

86:19

Andrew Tutte crosses the ball in from the free kick.

86:19 Booking

Booking Conor Hourihane receives a caution.

86:10

Foul by Conor Hourihane on Andrew Tutte, free kick awarded.

84:37

The free kick is delivered left-footed by Conor Hourihane from left channel.

84:37 Booking

Booking Phil Edwards booked.

84:28

Phil Edwards gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Lennox.

80:05

George Donnelly concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

78:42

Joe Lennox fouled by Andrew Tutte, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Griffiths restarts play with the free kick.

75:40

Andrew Tutte provided the assist for the goal.

75:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Dele Adebola - Plymouth 2 - 1 Rochdale Dele Adebola finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Plymouth 2-1 Rochdale.

74:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Durrell Berry on Bobby Grant. The ball is crossed by Andrew Tutte,

71:48

Corner taken by Alex MacDonald, save by Josh Lillis.

69:17

Andres Gurrieri gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte. Kevin McIntyre takes the free kick.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution George Donnelly joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ashley Grimes.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution (Rochdale) makes a substitution, with Joel Logan coming on for Peter Cavanagh.

67:56

Luke Young has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

67:36

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Bobby Grant gets a block in.

64:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Kennedy by Andres Gurrieri. Free kick crossed right-footed by Peter Cavanagh from right channel. Unfair challenge on Guy Madjo by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

64:31

Andres Gurrieri takes a shot. Comfortable save by Josh Lillis.

63:12

Alex MacDonald handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

58:20

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Blocked by Maxime Blanchard.

56:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Purse by Dele Adebola. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

54:52

Corner taken by Andrew Tutte from the left by-line, Maxime Blanchard makes a clearance.

54:52 Penalty

A save by Jake Cole from penalty by Bobby Grant. Plymouth 2-0 Rochdale.

54:03

Jason Kennedy fouled by Maxime Blanchard, the ref awards a Penalty.

51:15

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Purse.

47:43

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Rhys Bennett.

47:43 Substitution

Substitution Joe Lennox on for Paris Cowan-Hall.

47:43

Rhys Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Madjo.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:12 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +1:21

Guy Madjo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Rhys Bennett. Rhys Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:43

Paris Cowan-Hall takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

44:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Griffiths on Bobby Grant. Free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

41:37

Dele Adebola takes a shot.

40:56

Dele Adebola fouled by Maxime Blanchard, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Andrew Tutte.

40:05

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jake Cole.

38:33

Durrell Berry challenges Andrew Tutte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Tutte restarts play with the free kick.

36:13

Bobby Grant takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

35:09

Kevin McIntyre concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex MacDonald. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alex MacDonald from right wing, Rhys Bennett makes a clearance.

32:04

Darren Purse fouled by Jason Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

31:12

Paris Cowan-Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Edwards. Direct free kick taken by Phil Edwards.

30:46

Andrew Tutte takes a shot. Conor Hourihane gets a block in.

29:42 Booking

Booking The referee shows Scott Griffiths a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

29:34

Foul by Scott Griffiths on Bobby Grant, free kick awarded. Phil Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

29:10

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Conor Hourihane from the left by-line, Dele Adebola makes a clearance.

28:26

Durrell Berry takes a shot. Ryan Edwards gets a block in.

28:01

Andres Gurrieri takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

26:52

Paris Cowan-Hall is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Rhys Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

26:30

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andrew Tutte, Scott Griffiths makes a clearance.

26:04

Ashley Grimes takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

24:40

Phil Edwards fouled by Paris Cowan-Hall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

24:07

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Save made by Josh Lillis.

17:08

Unfair challenge on Josh Lillis by Paris Cowan-Hall results in a free kick. Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

16:38

Outswinging corner taken by Alex MacDonald, clearance by Dele Adebola.

16:10

Guy Madjo takes a shot. Save by Josh Lillis.

14:58

Paris Cowan-Hall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Tutte. Ryan Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

13:33

Corner taken by Peter Cavanagh, Effort on goal by Rhys Bennett from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

11:48

Paris Cowan-Hall fouled by Phil Edwards, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Purse takes the free kick.

11:19

Guy Madjo is ruled offside. Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

8:19

Ashley Grimes takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

6:54

The assist for the goal came from Paris Cowan-Hall.

6:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Andres Gurrieri - Plymouth 2 - 0 Rochdale Andres Gurrieri finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Plymouth 2-0 Rochdale.

3:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Guy Madjo - Plymouth 1 - 0 Rochdale Power penalty scored by Guy Madjo. Plymouth 1-0 Rochdale.

2:39

Handball decision goes against Ryan Edwards.

0:00

The game begins.

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