Bristol Rovers picked up a crucial victory over relegation rivals Plymouth, a result that got Argyle manager Carl Fletcher sacked.

Both the Rovers goals came from Fabian Broghammer corners - the first a Joe Anyinsah volley and the second when Matthew Lund found the top corner.

Plymouth pulled one back when Durrell Berry's deep cross was fired home by Conor Hourihane.

Hourihane had a chance to level but he hit the outside of the post.

Bristol Rovers manager John Ward was on the verge of joining Plymouth as director of football last month before the Pirates made their move.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Emotional Fletcher leaves Argyle

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"[Owner] James Brent has just done it, that's my last game today so that's me got the sack. We'll have to wait and see what the future brings.

"Since I've been down here we've been through a lot, that's football really. I might be a young manager but I know if you don't win games you don't keep your job.

"It's been a tough four years. It's obviously disappointing to end this way but that's life and that's football. It'll be nice to spend some time with the kids and the family and get away from it all.

"The way your life gets overtaken when you're a manager, it's very hard to deal with, and it's been a really good learning curve for me."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Bristol Rovers

  • 13 Mildenhall
  • 02 Smith
  • 06 Parks
  • 11 Broghammer (Richard - 77' )
  • 14 Brown
  • 29 Bolger
  • 15 Norburn (Clucas - 73' )
  • 26 Lund
  • 32 O'Toole
  • 16 Anyinsah (Harding - 90' )
  • 27 Hitchcock

Substitutes

  • 20 Gough
  • 30 Lockyer
  • 25 Clucas
  • 33 Santos
  • 10 Richard
  • 17 Harrison
  • 18 Harding

Plymouth

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 02 Berry Booked
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 17 Nelson
  • 03 Williams (Lennox - 75' )
  • 06 Hourihane Booked
  • 08 Young (Molesley - 84' )
  • 07 Cowan-Hall
  • 09 Chadwick
  • 11 Feeney (Griffiths - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 16 Lowry
  • 15 Wotton
  • 19 Lennox
  • 30 Molesley
  • 10 Griffiths
  • 21 Lecointe
Ref: Mark Heywood
Att: 7,332

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

3 4

Corners

2 8

Fouls

11 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:10

Maxime Blanchard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eliot Richards. Free kick taken by Lee Brown.

90:00 +1:27

The ball is delivered by Durrell Berry, clearance by Cian Bolger.

90:00 +0:14

The official flags Eliot Richards offside. Rene Gilmartin takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:14 Substitution

Substitution Mitch Harding comes on in place of Joe Anyinsah.

86:08

The ball is sent over by Durrell Berry, Seanan Clucas manages to make a clearance.

85:47

Foul by Tom Parkes on Rhys Griffiths, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rhys Griffiths.

84:48

Centre by Conor Hourihane, Michael Smith manages to make a clearance.

84:10

The ball is crossed by Onismor Bhasera, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance. Conor Hourihane takes the outswinging corner, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance.

83:47 Substitution

Substitution Mark Molesley is brought on as a substitute for Luke Young.

82:48

The ball is sent over by Lee Brown, clearance by Curtis Nelson.

82:15

Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Lund, clearance made by Maxime Blanchard.

82:15 Booking

Booking Conor Hourihane is given a yellow card.

82:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Hourihane on Tom Hitchcock.

80:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seanan Clucas by Rhys Griffiths. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

79:20

Eliot Richards delivers the ball, clearance by Curtis Nelson.

78:21

The ball is sent over by Onismor Bhasera, clearance made by Seanan Clucas.

77:42 Substitution

Substitution Warren Feeney goes off and Rhys Griffiths comes on.

76:15 Substitution

Substitution Eliot Richards comes on in place of Fabian Broghammer.

75:15

Joe Lennox concedes a free kick for a foul on Seanan Clucas. Shot comes in from Matthew Lund from the free kick.

74:02 Substitution

Substitution Joe Lennox comes on in place of Robbie Williams.

74:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Nick Chadwick. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick.

73:48

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

73:15

The ball is swung over by Paris Cowan-Hall, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

71:58

The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matthew Lund from left wing, clearance by Luke Young.

71:58 Substitution

Substitution Seanan Clucas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Oliver Norburn.

71:58 Booking

Booking The referee shows Durrell Berry a yellow card.

71:44

Fabian Broghammer sends in a cross, Durrell Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Broghammer.

70:45

Robbie Williams produces a cross, save made by Steve Mildenhall.

69:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Oliver Norburn on Paris Cowan-Hall. Maxime Blanchard takes the free kick.

69:32

The ball is delivered by John-Joe O'Toole, clearance made by Durrell Berry.

69:21

John-Joe O'Toole crosses the ball, Paris Cowan-Hall makes a clearance.

67:04

Conor Hourihane produces a curled shot from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

66:32

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Young from the right by-line, clearance made by Cian Bolger.

64:08

Robbie Williams challenges Joe Anyinsah unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is swung over by Matthew Lund, Tom Parkes produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

62:50

Joe Anyinsah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Conor Hourihane. Robbie Williams restarts play with the free kick.

62:21

John-Joe O'Toole fouled by Conor Hourihane, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Lund.

61:37

Assist by Durrell Berry.

61:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Conor Hourihane - Bristol R 2 - 1 Plymouth Conor Hourihane finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-1 Plymouth.

61:33

The ball is crossed by Durrell Berry,

60:04

The ball is swung over by Lee Brown, Joe Anyinsah takes a shot. Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

57:24

Joe Anyinsah produces a cross, blocked by Robbie Williams.

56:39

Curtis Nelson challenges Oliver Norburn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

55:53

Paris Cowan-Hall takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Brown.

54:31

The ball is crossed by Onismor Bhasera, save made by Steve Mildenhall.

52:56

Paris Cowan-Hall sends in a cross.

52:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cian Bolger by Nick Chadwick. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

51:48

Foul by John-Joe O'Toole on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

50:41

Centre by Onismor Bhasera, blocked by Michael Smith.

50:27

Robbie Williams crosses the ball, Tom Parkes manages to make a clearance.

49:40

A cross is delivered by Robbie Williams, Cian Bolger manages to make a clearance. Unfair challenge on Oliver Norburn by Paris Cowan-Hall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

48:40

The ball is sent over by Luke Young, Paris Cowan-Hall takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

47:20

Fabian Broghammer delivers the ball, Curtis Nelson gets a block in.

46:14

Conor Hourihane is penalised for a handball. Oliver Norburn restarts play with the free kick.

45:34

Effort from outside the area by Conor Hourihane goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

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

44:34

Foul by Fabian Broghammer on Durrell Berry, free kick awarded. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

43:42

The ball is delivered by Luke Young, clearance by Tom Parkes. Unfair challenge on John-Joe O'Toole by Paris Cowan-Hall results in a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

43:07

Corner taken by Luke Young from the left by-line, Tom Parkes makes a clearance.

42:44

The ball is sent over by Durrell Berry, Lee Brown gets a block in.

41:16

Centre by Luke Young, Oliver Norburn gets a block in.

40:39

The ball is sent over by Curtis Nelson, clearance made by Cian Bolger.

38:19

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Young, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

38:08

Durrell Berry takes a shot. Blocked by Fabian Broghammer.

36:21

Foul by Paris Cowan-Hall on Fabian Broghammer, free kick awarded. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

34:17

Robbie Williams delivers the ball, Header on goal by Nick Chadwick from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

34:06

A cross is delivered by Curtis Nelson, save by Steve Mildenhall.

32:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Warren Feeney by Oliver Norburn. Free kick crossed by Luke Young, John-Joe O'Toole makes a clearance.

31:51

John-Joe O'Toole has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

30:33

Tom Hitchcock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Curtis Nelson. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

30:00

Centre by Lee Brown, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

26:47

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Anyinsah on Curtis Nelson. Free kick taken by Rene Gilmartin.

25:57

A cross is delivered by Durrell Berry, clearance by Cian Bolger.

24:36

Assist on the goal came from Fabian Broghammer.

24:36 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Lund - Bristol R 2 - 0 Plymouth Goal scored by Matthew Lund from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 2-0 Plymouth.

24:12

Corner taken left-footed by Fabian Broghammer,

22:56

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Young, Header on goal by Onismor Bhasera from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:48

The ball is delivered by Luke Young, Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

22:26

Corner taken right-footed by Luke Young from the left by-line to the near post, John-Joe O'Toole makes a clearance.

21:57

Luke Young takes the inswinging corner, clearance by John-Joe O'Toole.

21:51

Curtis Nelson delivers the ball, Michael Smith makes a clearance.

18:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Joe Anyinsah - Bristol R 1 - 0 Plymouth A goal is scored by Joe Anyinsah from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol Rovers 1-0 Plymouth.

18:39

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Fabian Broghammer played to the near post,

18:26

A cross is delivered by Joe Anyinsah, Maxime Blanchard manages to make a clearance.

16:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Durrell Berry by John-Joe O'Toole. Direct free kick taken by Durrell Berry.

11:39

Lee Brown is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Rene Gilmartin restarts play with the free kick.

10:44

The ball is delivered by Cian Bolger.

10:26

Matthew Lund fouled by Nick Chadwick, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Smith takes the direct free kick.

9:37

Fabian Broghammer delivers the ball, clearance made by Durrell Berry.

8:31

Oliver Norburn produces a cross, Rene Gilmartin makes a save.

7:01

The ball is swung over by Nick Chadwick, blocked by Oliver Norburn. Corner taken right-footed by Luke Young from the right by-line, Steve Mildenhall fouled by Warren Feeney, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

6:42

A cross is delivered by Paris Cowan-Hall, clearance by Cian Bolger.

5:26

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

5:01

Unfair challenge on Durrell Berry by Fabian Broghammer results in a free kick. Rene Gilmartin takes the free kick.

3:07

A cross is delivered by Michael Smith, save made by Rene Gilmartin.

2:04

Effort from the edge of the area by Fabian Broghammer goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:42

Nick Chadwick gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Oliver Norburn. Tom Parkes restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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