Reuben Reid's first goal of the season was enough to clinch Plymouth's first home win of the campaign.

Reid, who had an earlier effort ruled out for a foul, struck from the penalty spot on 25 minutes after Dale keeper Josh Lillis brought down Marvin Morgan.

The outstanding Conor Hourihane hit the bar from distance for Argyle, with the visitors restricted to hopeful efforts.

Rochdale were much improved after the break, with Matt Lund and Bastien Hery going close, but the home side held on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:

Win will breed confidence - Sheridan

"It's always a good habit not to concede and end up winning the game. It can only breed a bit of confidence into the players.

"It was a game of two halves but it should never have got to that. We played really well first half, we were on the front foot, caused them lots of problems and should have had the game sewed up.

"When it's 1-0 a team like Rochdale, who are very confident in the way they pass the ball still believe they've got a chance and they came back into it second half.

"Full credit to them, but I thought we just took our foot off the pedal."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth

  • 23 McCormick
  • 02 Berry Booked
  • 05 Branston Booked
  • 16 Trotman
  • 17 Nelson
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 08 Boco (Blackman - 82' )
  • 11 Blizzard (Young - 86' )
  • 09 Reid (Gurrieri - 73' )
  • 10 Morgan

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 03 Blackman
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 22 Richards
  • 14 Young
  • 18 Harvey
  • 27 Gurrieri

Rochdale

  • 01 Lillis
  • 06 Lancashire
  • 15 Vidal
  • 22 O'Connell Booked
  • 25 Rose
  • 07 Vincenti
  • 08 Tutte (Hery - 69' )
  • 12 Lund Booked
  • 16 Done Booked (Bunny - 54' )
  • 11 Hogan
  • 40 Henderson

Substitutes

  • 21 Thomson
  • 02 Rafferty
  • 03 Bennett
  • 05 Eastham
  • 10 Gray
  • 14 Hery
  • 39 Bunny
Ref: Malone
Att: 6,978

Match Stats

Shots

6 12

On target

3 3

Corners

5 8

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:37 Full time

Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.

90:00 +4:03

Clearance by Guy Branston.

90:00 +3:59

The ball is delivered by Michael Rose.

90:00 +3:37

Clearance by Guy Branston.

90:00 +3:33

Free kick crossed by Michael Rose.

90:00 +3:22

Andre Blackman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack O'Connell.

90:00 +3:08

Free kick taken by Matthew Lund.

90:00 +3:00

Conor Hourihane handles the ball and concedes a free kick.

90:00 +2:29

Header at goal by Joe Bunney misses left of the target.

90:00 +2:22

The ball is delivered by Michael Rose.

90:00 +2:11

Marvin Morgan makes a clearance.

90:00 +2:07

Corner taken by Michael Rose.

90:00 +1:46

Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:41

Free kick taken by Michael Rose.

90:00 +1:29

Marvin Morgan challenges Jack O'Connell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

90:00 +0:56

Neal Trotman manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +0:53

Corner taken by Ian Henderson.

90:00 +0:36

Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

90:00 +0:28

Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Rose.

89:57

Ian Henderson has an effort at goal. Durrell Berry gets a block in.

88:32

Free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

88:03

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bunney on Neal Trotman.

87:30

Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

87:24

The ball is sent over by Javan Vidal.

86:46

Clearance by Andres Gurrieri.

86:42

Centre by Scott Hogan.

85:59 Substitution

Substitution Luke Young comes on in place of Dominic Blizzard.

85:35

Clearance by Matthew Lund.

85:29

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lewis Alessandra.

82:47

Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.

82:30

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Hogan.

82:04

Conor Hourihane makes a clearance.

81:58

The ball is crossed by Ian Henderson.

81:27 Substitution

Substitution Andre Blackman replaces Romuald Boco.

80:59

Guy Branston makes a clearance.

80:45

Corner taken by Michael Rose from the right by-line.

80:03

Strike on goal comes in from Michael Rose from the free kick.

79:20

Ian Henderson fouled by Durrell Berry, the ref awards a free kick.

78:36

Bastien Hery has an effort at goal. Luke McCormick safely holds on.

74:20

Curtis Nelson takes the free kick.

72:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bastien Hery on Marvin Morgan.

72:01 Substitution

Substitution Reuben Reid goes off and Andres Gurrieri comes on.

70:15

Jack O'Connell restarts play with the free kick.

70:02

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Morgan.

69:35

Durrell Berry restarts play with the free kick.

69:07

Reuben Reid fouled by Javan Vidal, the ref awards a free kick.

68:34 Substitution

Substitution Bastien Hery is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Tutte.

68:04

Javan Vidal restarts play with the free kick.

67:58

Reuben Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Tutte.

66:47

Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

66:25

The official flags Marvin Morgan offside.

64:48

Header at goal by Scott Hogan misses left of the target.

64:40

Corner from the left by-line taken by Ian Henderson.

64:28

Neal Trotman makes a clearance.

63:13

Free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

62:53

Guy Branston fouled by Peter Vincenti, the ref awards a free kick.

61:38

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matthew Lund.

61:09 Booking

Booking

61:09

Guy Branston booked.

61:05

Guy Branston challenges Scott Hogan unfairly and gives away a free kick.

59:48

Header at goal by Peter Vincenti to the left of the net.

59:41

Corner taken by Michael Rose from the right by-line.

57:17

Andrew Tutte takes the free kick.

57:06

Conor Hourihane is penalised for a handball.

56:54

Conor Hourihane makes a clearance.

56:50

Michael Rose crosses the ball in from the free kick.

56:27

Durrell Berry challenges Ian Henderson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

55:30

Oliver Lancashire manages to make a clearance.

55:11

Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line.

54:44

Marvin Morgan takes a shot.

54:07

Reuben Reid has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

53:18 Substitution

Substitution Joe Bunney on for Matt Done.

52:34

Luke McCormick takes the free kick.

52:18 Booking

Booking

52:18

Matt Done receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:06

Neal Trotman fouled by Matt Done, the ref awards a free kick.

51:19

Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

51:16

Reuben Reid is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

50:27

Clearance made by Neal Trotman.

50:19

The ball is delivered by Michael Rose.

49:42

Clearance made by Reuben Reid.

49:36

Corner taken by Ian Henderson from the left by-line.

48:36

Shot by Ian Henderson went over the net.

46:34

Clearance made by Conor Hourihane.

46:18

Matthew Lund heads at goal. Luke McCormick catches the ball.

45:57

Ian Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

45:23

Neal Trotman is penalised for a handball.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +3:44 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:39

Conor Hourihane restarts play with the free kick.

44:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Vincenti on Conor Hourihane.

43:58

Free kick taken by Michael Rose.

43:53

The assistant referee signals for offside against Reuben Reid.

42:31

Luke McCormick restarts play with the free kick.

41:47

Michael Rose takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

39:53

Peter Vincenti manages to make a clearance.

38:37

Conor Hourihane takes a shot and bounced off the bar.

37:16

Free kick taken by Luke McCormick.

37:01

Jack O'Connell booked.

37:01 Booking

Booking

36:47

The referee blows for offside against Scott Hogan.

33:29

Header at goal by Marvin Morgan. Josh Lillis parries the effort to safety.

33:19

Conor Hourihane takes the free kick.

32:52

Matthew Lund is cautioned.

32:52 Booking

Booking

32:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Lund on Reuben Reid.

32:30

Guy Branston makes a clearance.

32:19

Josh Lillis takes the free kick.

32:04

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Morgan.

30:45

Free kick crossed by Ian Henderson.

30:21

Neal Trotman concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Hogan.

28:48

Matthew Lund takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.

26:04

Michael Rose crosses the ball in from the free kick.

25:44

Unfair challenge on Matt Done by Neal Trotman results in a free kick.

24:17 Goal scored

Goal! - Reuben Reid - Plymouth 1 - 0 Rochdale Penalty scored by Reuben Reid. Plymouth 1-0 Rochdale.

23:25

Marvin Morgan fouled by Josh Lillis, the ref awards a Penalty.

20:46

Michael Rose makes a clearance.

20:40

Corner from the right by-line taken by Lewis Alessandra.

19:58

Luke McCormick takes the free kick.

19:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matt Done on Neal Trotman.

17:41

Luke McCormick takes the free kick.

17:24

Peter Vincenti is adjudged to have handled the ball.

13:53

Header at goal by Scott Hogan goes right of the post.

13:22

Free kick taken by Michael Rose.

11:50

Durrell Berry receives a caution.

11:50 Booking

Booking

11:43

Free kick awarded for a foul by Durrell Berry on Matthew Lund.

11:14

Free kick taken by Curtis Nelson.

11:00

Michael Rose challenges Lewis Alessandra unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:12

Luke McCormick manages to make a clearance.

10:10

Corner taken by Michael Rose.

9:41

Clearance by Jack O'Connell.

9:34

A cross is delivered by Dominic Blizzard.

8:10

Josh Lillis restarts play with the free kick.

8:01

Reuben Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jack O'Connell.

7:02

Clearance made by Curtis Nelson.

6:56

Centre by Michael Rose.

5:25

Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

5:18

A cross is delivered by Ian Henderson.

3:58

Marvin Morgan takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Josh Lillis safely holds on.

2:49

Oliver Lancashire restarts play with the free kick.

2:43

The referee blows for offside.

2:30

Free kick taken by Josh Lillis.

2:10

Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Oliver Lancashire.

1:57

Curtis Nelson manages to make a clearance.

1:25

Clearance by Matthew Lund.

1:15

Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra.

0:55

Marvin Morgan heads at goal. Fine finger tip save by Josh Lillis.

0:47

Corner taken by Lewis Alessandra from the right by-line.

0:34

Jack O'Connell makes a clearance.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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