Jason Banton's brace helped Plymouth leapfrog Aldershot at the bottom of League Two.

Banton, a January loan signing from Crystal Palace, opened the scoring for the visitors with a low, deflected effort from 25 yards out.

Peter Vincenti tapped in the leveller from close range after Danny Hylton's effort was pushed out by Jake Cole.

But Banton grabbed the winner on the break with a fine curling effort, while Danny Rose hit the post for the hosts.

Plymouth are now two points ahead of Aldershot, who are second from bottom of the Football League.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth told BBC Surrey:

"We've had numerous chances at 1-1 and I thought we were going to go on and win the game.

"Some key incidents cost us. I think we deserved more from this game.

"I've said to the players to go and assess themselves and be ready for Tuesday. Football finds out if you've got character.

"There are some teams above us on terrible runs of form. Today is a blow but we will pick ourselves up."

Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"It was a hard day at the office, but to come away with three points against a team who were in and around us is a great effort from the players.

"Jason got the two goals and he'll take the plaudits. Hopefully it'll give him more confidence because I think he's got some great attributes to his game.

"They could've had one or two penalties but we'll take that. Defensively our work ethic was really good.

"I'd like us to take care of the ball a lot better. I said to the lads I think on the counter-attack we could've caused them more problems, but we held in there and it was a great result."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Aldershot

  • 21 Young
  • 02 Herd
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 05 Brown
  • 23 Bradley
  • 10 Hylton
  • 11 Vincenti
  • 28 Cadogan Booked (Ainsworth - 74' )
  • 31 Rose Booked (Hall - 83' )
  • 12 Risser (Mekki - 74' )
  • 20 Reid

Substitutes

  • 29 Morris
  • 04 Morris
  • 19 Forbes
  • 17 Mekki
  • 24 Hall
  • 27 Ainsworth
  • 09 Rankine

Plymouth

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Branston
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 26 Charles Booked
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 07 Cowan-Hall
  • 15 Wotton (Blanchard - 90' )
  • 19 Banton
  • 10 Cox
  • 24 Reid (Ugwu - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Chenoweth
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 16 Lowry
  • 08 Young
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 18 Ugwu
  • 28 Murray
Ref: Graham
Att: 3,241

Match Stats

Shots

7 5

On target

4 3

Corners

11 3

Fouls

6 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:07 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +3:23

Shot from just outside the box by Jason Banton goes over the bar.

90:00 +2:05

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Mekki from the right by-line, clearance made by Anthony Charles.

90:00 +1:30

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Mekki.

89:14

Foul by Gozie Ugwu on Anthony Tonkin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.

89:14 Substitution

Substitution Maxime Blanchard comes on in place of Paul Wotton.

83:42

Gozie Ugwu is caught offside. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.

82:45 Substitution

Substitution Asa Hall replaces Danny Rose.

81:11 Substitution

Substitution Gozie Ugwu on for Reuben Reid.

80:39

Corner taken by Danny Rose.

80:13

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Mekki from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Jake Cole.

76:10

Inswinging corner taken by Jason Banton, Headed effort from inside the box by Reuben Reid misses to the right of the target.

75:39

Peter Vincenti takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

73:40 Substitution

Substitution Adam Mekki joins the action as a substitute, replacing Oliver Risser.

73:40 Substitution

Substitution Kieron Cadogan leaves the field to be replaced by Lionel Ainsworth.

72:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jason Banton from the right by-line, Danny Rose manages to make a clearance.

70:56

Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

70:56 Booking

Booking The referee books Danny Rose for unsporting behaviour.

70:44

Conor Hourihane fouled by Danny Rose, the ref awards a free kick.

68:23

Corner taken by Kieron Cadogan from the right by-line played to the near post, Shot from deep inside the area by Danny Hylton clears the crossbar.

65:48

Craig Reid takes a shot. Fantastic save by Jake Cole.

64:18

Corner taken by Kieron Cadogan.

63:29

Reuben Reid decides to take the corner short.

63:29 Booking

Booking Kieron Cadogan booked for dissent.

62:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti by Durrell Berry. Ben Herd restarts play with the free kick.

61:14

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Rose from the right by-line, Anthony Charles makes a clearance.

60:02

Danny Rose takes a shot from outside the penalty area and strikes the post.

52:40

The referee blows for offside against Danny Hylton. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

50:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Rose on Conor Hourihane. Free kick taken by Paul Wotton.

46:19

Foul by Reuben Reid on Anthony Tonkin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kieron Cadogan.

45:39

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieron Cadogan played to the near post, clearance made by Durrell Berry.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +2:35 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +1:44

Peter Vincenti produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:00 +1:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Onismor Bhasera on Ben Herd. Free kick taken by Danny Rose.

39:21

Assist by Reuben Reid.

39:21 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Banton - Aldershot 1 - 2 Plymouth Jason Banton finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aldershot 1-2 Plymouth.

38:18

Corner taken right-footed by Kieron Cadogan, clearance by Durrell Berry.

34:59

Unfair challenge on Oliver Risser by Jason Banton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

34:14

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Hylton played to the near post, Jake Cole makes a comfortable save.

29:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Kieron Cadogan, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

25:58

Conor Hourihane challenges Danny Rose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.

22:34

Unfair challenge on Conor Hourihane by Danny Rose results in a free kick. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

20:23

Craig Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Banton. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

16:13

Troy Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Cox. Reuben Reid produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Peter Vincenti gets a block in.

15:22

Craig Reid takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a comfortable save.

14:52

Danny Rose restarts play with the free kick.

14:52 Booking

Booking Anthony Charles booked for unsporting behaviour.

14:37

Danny Hylton fouled by Anthony Charles, the ref awards a free kick.

10:35

Assist by Danny Hylton.

10:35 Goal scored

Goal! - Peter Vincenti - Aldershot 1 - 1 Plymouth Peter Vincenti grabs a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Aldershot 1-1 Plymouth.

7:41

Anthony Charles gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Hylton. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.

4:31 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Banton - Aldershot 0 - 1 Plymouth A goal is scored by Jason Banton from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Aldershot 0-1 Plymouth.

3:39

Foul by Sonny Bradley on Reuben Reid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Conor Hourihane.

2:24

Unfair challenge on Peter Vincenti by Paris Cowan-Hall results in a free kick. Jamie Young takes the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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