Plymouth Argyle secured their first points of the season with a comfortable win over Cheltenham Town.

Argyle struck first when Marvin Morgan reacted quickest to Reuben Reid's header which rebounded off the bar.

Conor Hourihane then doubled their lead with a stunning 22-yard strike and the visitors added a third before the break through Romuald Boco's right-foot shot.

The hosts got one back courtesy of Matt Richards' curling free-kick but Argyle held out to take all three points.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"Myself and the players owe an apology to the supporters for an inept last hour of the game.

"We're not working hard as a team, defending starts up front and I just thought today that we were dominated in the last hour by two players in the middle of a park and two players that played up top.

"I thought we were bullied and we made some bad decisions with the ball position, we've got to be better."

"I'm the manager and I'll take the rap, but the players have got to share that too. We've got two tough away games now and we've got to be a damn sight better."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 S Brown
  • 05 T Brown Booked
  • 06 Elliott
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 08 Deering (Kotwica - 56' )
  • 11 McGlashan Booked
  • 14 Richards
  • 16 Penn
  • 09 Harrison (Dale - 82' )
  • 23 Gillespie (Vincent - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Roberts
  • 02 Lowe
  • 15 Inniss
  • 04 Taylor
  • 21 Vincent
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 24 Dale

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Branston Booked
  • 16 Trotman
  • 17 Nelson
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 07 Alessandra (Gurrieri - 90' )
  • 08 Boco Booked
  • 11 Blizzard Booked (Young - 90' )
  • 09 Reid (Harvey - 67' )
  • 10 Morgan

Substitutes

  • 31 Hannah
  • 22 Richards
  • 25 Purrington
  • 14 Young
  • 18 Harvey
  • 27 Gurrieri
Ref: Breakspear
Att: 3,450

Match Stats

Shots

10 9

On target

5 5

Corners

4 4

Fouls

8 14

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:00 Full time

Full Time The referee blows the whistle to end the game.

90:00 +4:48

Free kick taken by Conor Hourihane.

90:00 +4:43

Bobbie Dale is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

90:00 +4:11

Corner taken by Andres Gurrieri.

90:00 +3:56

Corner from the right by-line taken by Andres Gurrieri.

90:00 +3:22 Substitution

Substitution Luke Young joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dominic Blizzard.

90:00 +2:20 Substitution

Substitution Andres Gurrieri is brought on as a substitute for Lewis Alessandra.

90:00 +1:16

Matt Richards takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:08 Booking

Booking

90:00 +1:08

Romuald Boco booked.

90:00 +0:56

Romuald Boco concedes a free kick for a foul on Russell Penn.

89:27

Strike on goal comes in from Romuald Boco from the free kick and goes right of the post.

89:02 Booking

Booking

89:02

Troy Brown receives a yellow card.

88:47

Troy Brown challenges Romuald Boco unfairly and gives away a free kick.

86:12

Luke McCormick takes the free kick.

86:07

The official flags Ashley Vincent offside.

83:21

Guy Branston takes the free kick.

82:25

Russell Penn concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Hourihane.

82:10

Troy Brown restarts play with the free kick.

82:00 Substitution

Substitution Byron Harrison leaves the field to be replaced by Bobbie Dale.

81:40

Craig Braham-Barrett fouled by Tyler Harvey, the ref awards a free kick.

77:21

Free kick taken by Matt Richards.

77:12

Lewis Alessandra gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan.

74:32

Free kick crossed by Russell Penn.

74:15

Curtis Nelson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Braham-Barrett.

71:33 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Richards - Cheltenham 1 - 3 Plymouth Matt Richards hits the back of the net with a direct shot from the free kick. Cheltenham 1-3 Plymouth.

70:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Morgan on Matt Richards.

69:43

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

69:37

Tyler Harvey is caught offside.

68:59

Free kick taken by Guy Branston.

68:51

Unfair challenge on Conor Hourihane by Byron Harrison results in a free kick.

68:11

Marvin Morgan has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

66:57 Substitution

Substitution Tyler Harvey comes on in place of Reuben Reid.

66:08

Troy Brown takes the free kick.

65:53 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Vincent comes on in place of Steven Gillespie.

65:29

Foul by Reuben Reid on Russell Penn, free kick awarded.

63:43

Reuben Reid takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Scott Brown parries the effort to safety.

62:32

Guy Branston takes the free kick.

62:24

Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on Durrell Berry.

59:04

Matt Richards takes a shot. Luke McCormick safely holds on.

57:49

Conor Hourihane takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

55:46 Substitution

Substitution Sam Deering goes off and Zack Kotwica comes on.

52:51

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

52:44

Craig Braham-Barrett fouled by Marvin Morgan, the ref awards a free kick.

49:40

Steve Elliott takes the free kick.

49:31

Booking for Dominic Blizzard.

49:31 Booking

Booking

49:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dominic Blizzard on Russell Penn.

48:57

Free kick taken by Curtis Nelson.

48:46

Jermaine McGlashan receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

48:46 Booking

Booking

48:29

Jermaine McGlashan concedes a free kick for a foul on Lewis Alessandra.

46:20

Jermaine McGlashan takes a shot and cleared the bar.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +2:19 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +0:14

Corner taken by Sam Deering from the right by-line.

43:18

Steven Gillespie takes a shot and missed to the right of the target.

42:54

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

42:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sido Jombati by Marvin Morgan.

42:22

Matt Richards makes a clearance.

42:01

Corner taken by Romuald Boco.

38:11

Corner taken by Sam Deering from the left by-line.

37:07

Assist by Reuben Reid.

37:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Romuald Boco - Cheltenham 0 - 3 Plymouth Romuald Boco scores with their right foot. Cheltenham 0-3 Plymouth.

36:31

Free kick crossed by Matt Richards.

36:17

Guy Branston receives a caution.

36:17 Booking

Booking

35:53

Guy Branston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Byron Harrison.

35:11

Lewis Alessandra takes the free kick.

34:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Conor Hourihane by Matt Richards.

29:38

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

29:29

Romuald Boco gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Richards.

28:13

Scott Brown takes the free kick.

28:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Morgan on Jermaine McGlashan.

26:19

Assist by Lewis Alessandra.

26:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Conor Hourihane - Cheltenham 0 - 2 Plymouth Conor Hourihane slots the ball right footed into the goal. Cheltenham 0-2 Plymouth.

25:50

Shot by Steven Gillespie. Luke McCormick makes a block.

24:53

Russell Penn takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

23:08

Header by Steve Elliott misses right.

22:54

Corner taken by Sam Deering.

20:36

Reuben Reid sends in a cross.

20:06

Troy Brown takes the free kick.

19:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Morgan.

18:57

Free kick taken by Scott Brown.

18:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Morgan.

18:04

Steven Gillespie takes a shot and went wide left of the target.

17:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Marvin Morgan - Cheltenham 0 - 1 Plymouth Marvin Morgan scores a headed goal. Cheltenham 0-1 Plymouth.

16:00

Lewis Alessandra takes the free kick.

15:39

Foul by Troy Brown on Marvin Morgan, free kick awarded.

15:21

Sam Deering takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Luke McCormick blocks the ball.

11:54

Conor Hourihane has an effort at goal. Scott Brown catches the ball.

11:44

Conor Hourihane restarts play with the free kick.

11:12

Lewis Alessandra fouled by Matt Richards, the ref awards a free kick.

10:39

Steven Gillespie takes a shot. Luke McCormick safely holds on.

9:02

Shot by Romuald Boco went over the net.

7:34

Corner from the taken by Sam Deering.

6:16

Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.

6:04

The offside flag is raised against Steven Gillespie.

5:26

Clearance made by Russell Penn.

5:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Conor Hourihane.

2:05

Russell Penn crosses the ball in from the free kick.

1:56

Durrell Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Deering.

1:11

Free kick crossed by Steve Elliott.

0:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Nelson on Jermaine McGlashan.

0:00

The game begins.

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