Plymouth Argyle moved out of the League Two relegation places with victory over Fleetwood Town.

Paul Wotton put the hosts ahead from the penalty spot after Jon Parkin fouled Conor Hourihane and Jason Banton made it 2-0 with a low 20-yard shot.

Argyle keeper Jake Cole made a reflex save to keep out Junior Brown, before David Ball reduced the deficit with an angled left-foot volley.

Fleetwood had Paul McKenna sent off for a second yellow in the 85th minute.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth Argyle manager John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

"We worked our socks off - they're a good team and they're on a good run.

"The only disappointing thing I would say is when you're winning the game 2-0, we shouldn't have made it as hard as we did.

"I think I can get more out of Jason Banton - I'm going to keep on his case. If he wants to be a good player he's got to be non-stop all game, not do silly things and give cheap balls away. If he can do that he'll play at a higher level.

"It's going to be tight, we've got two tough away games now. I've told them at the end of the day I just want to be in this division. We know what's round the corner if we don't work hard and prepare properly."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth

  • 01 Cole
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 05 Branston
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 18 Bryan
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 10 Cox
  • 15 Wotton
  • 19 Banton
  • 27 Gurrieri (Cowan-Hall - 71' )
  • 24 Reid (Chadwick - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Gilmartin
  • 02 Berry
  • 08 Young
  • 07 Cowan-Hall
  • 09 Chadwick
  • 28 Murray
  • 29 Harvey

Fleetwood Town

  • 01 Davies
  • 02 Beeley
  • 12 Brown
  • 13 Goodall (Fontaine - 89' )
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 06 Pond
  • 18 McGuire (Nicholson - 70' )
  • 24 Crowther (Evans - 68' )
  • 37 McKenna Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 09 Parkin Booked
  • 26 Ball

Substitutes

  • 33 Lucas
  • 27 R Edwards
  • 04 Barry
  • 11 Nicholson
  • 32 Evans
  • 05 Fontaine
  • 10 Matt
Ref: Kettle
Att: 6,776

Match Stats

Shots

10 19

On target

5 10

Corners

5 10

Fouls

9 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:40 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:26

Joe Bryan concedes a free kick for a foul on Gareth Evans. Shaun Beeley delivers the ball, Jon Parkin takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

90:00 +2:24

Shaun Beeley has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.

90:00 +0:15

Jason Banton is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Barry Nicholson from right wing.

89:11

Junior Brown challenges Jason Banton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Banton.

87:59

Direct free kick taken by Guy Branston.

87:59 Substitution

Substitution Alan Goodall goes off and Jean-Michel Fontaine comes on.

87:59 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Jon Parkin for unsporting behaviour.

87:46

Guy Branston fouled by Jon Parkin, the ref awards a free kick.

86:11

Gareth Evans produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

84:41

The ball is delivered by Joe Bryan, Header by Guy Branston from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

84:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Paul McKenna.

84:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McKenna on Paris Cowan-Hall.

83:29

Paul McKenna gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Chadwick. Free kick taken by Paul Wotton.

83:12

The official flags Nick Chadwick offside. Free kick taken by Barry Nicholson.

81:20

The ball is delivered by Gareth Evans.

77:23

Barry Nicholson takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole. Barry Nicholson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Conor Hourihane. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Junior Brown, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

74:17

Assist on the goal came from Barry Nicholson.

74:17 Goal scored

Goal! - David Ball - Plymouth 2 - 1 Fleetwood David Ball finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Plymouth 2-1 Fleetwood Town.

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Nick Chadwick on for Reuben Reid.

70:43 Substitution

Substitution Paris Cowan-Hall is brought on as a substitute for Andres Gurrieri.

70:43

The referee blows for offside against Joe Bryan. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

69:25 Substitution

Substitution Barry Nicholson is brought on as a substitute for Jamie McGuire.

68:25

Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Cox. Guy Branston takes the direct free kick.

67:37 Substitution

Substitution Gareth Evans joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ryan Crowther.

66:41

Unfair challenge on Lee Cox by Alan Goodall results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jake Cole.

66:25

Conor Hourihane concedes a free kick for a foul on Shaun Beeley. Direct free kick taken by Paul McKenna.

65:38

Jon Parkin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

64:02

Jamie McGuire has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

62:24

Reuben Reid is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

60:26

Ryan Crowther takes the inswinging corner, Close range header by Nathan Pond misses to the right of the target.

57:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Ball by Lee Cox. Jon Parkin fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

57:03

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Crowther from the left by-line, clearance made by Paul Wotton.

55:17

Joe Bryan takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Atkinson.

55:05

Reuben Reid takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Atkinson.

54:26

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save made by Jake Cole.

52:57

Effort from deep inside the area by Jon Parkin misses to the left of the goal.

51:39

Andres Gurrieri takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.

51:00

Ryan Crowther takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

48:54

Unfair challenge on Shaun Beeley by Joe Bryan results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul McKenna.

47:57

Corner taken short by Andres Gurrieri. Andres Gurrieri is caught offside. Scott Davies takes the indirect free kick.

46:57

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ryan Crowther, Conor Hourihane manages to make a clearance.

45:35

Handball decision goes against Paul Wotton. Junior Brown restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:16 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +0:42

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

44:57

Free kick taken by Onismor Bhasera.

44:57 Booking

Booking Paul McKenna is shown a yellow card.

44:46

Unfair challenge on Conor Hourihane by Paul McKenna results in a free kick.

43:44

A cross is delivered by Ryan Crowther, Junior Brown takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole. The ball is swung over by Junior Brown, Jon Parkin takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save.

41:45

Jon Parkin is ruled offside. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

41:25

Alan Goodall fouled by Lee Cox, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Goodall restarts play with the free kick.

39:28

Short corner taken by Ryan Crowther.

38:16

Maxime Blanchard provided the assist for the goal.

38:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Jason Banton - Plymouth 2 - 0 Fleetwood A goal is scored by Jason Banton from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Plymouth 2-0 Fleetwood Town.

36:04

Reuben Reid fouled by Rob Atkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Wotton restarts play with the free kick.

34:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Pond by Reuben Reid. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.

32:06

Foul by Jon Parkin on Guy Branston, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Onismor Bhasera.

31:29

Shot on goal by Conor Hourihane from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

29:14

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andres Gurrieri on Alan Goodall. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ryan Crowther from left wing, clearance made by Maxime Blanchard. Short corner taken by Ryan Crowther, The ball is delivered by Junior Brown.

28:23

Guy Branston challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.

27:16

Shot from close range by Andres Gurrieri misses to the left of the target.

26:12

Reuben Reid is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Davies.

25:35

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.

24:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Paul Wotton - Plymouth 1 - 0 Fleetwood Paul Wotton scores a power penalty. Plymouth 1-0 Fleetwood Town.

23:00

Jason Banton takes a shot. Jamie McGuire gets a block in. Corner taken short by Joe Bryan, Andres Gurrieri delivers the ball, Jon Parkin concedes a Penalty for a foul on Conor Hourihane.

19:35

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Jake Cole makes a save. Ryan Crowther takes a short corner, Junior Brown produces a cross, clearance made by Reuben Reid.

19:11

The offside flag is raised against Reuben Reid. Rob Atkinson restarts play with the free kick.

18:13

Andres Gurrieri takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Jon Parkin manages to make a clearance.

15:51

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

15:19

Andres Gurrieri takes a shot. Jamie McGuire gets a block in. Short corner taken by Andres Gurrieri.

12:10

The ball is crossed by Junior Brown, Shot from deep inside the area by Jon Parkin goes over the bar.

10:02

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Ryan Crowther misses to the left of the target.

8:45

Unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Paul Wotton results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Paul McKenna, Nathan Pond takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jake Cole.

8:07

David Ball has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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