Substitute Luke Young struck with a late free-kick to earn Plymouth a point against Cheltenham in League Two.

Argyle keeper Luke McCormick kept his side in the match in the first half, saving Kemar Roofe's volley and Curtis Nelson's attempted clearance.

But McCormick was beaten when Byron Harrison bagged his 10th goal of the season thanks to a deflection.

Argyle changed their formation and personnel and got their reward when Young fired in from 20 yards out.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

Post-match: Cheltenham boss Yates

"We're a bit disappointed, but on the back of a couple ogf defeats we've had, it was a much improved performance.

"We worked hard, and if we continue to do that then we've got a chance because we've got some good players.

"I thought we were excellent in the second half and we were unlucky not to take three points back on the bus with us."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Plymouth Argyle

  • 23 McCormick
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 25 Purrington (Thomas - 79' )
  • 11 Blizzard (Young - 54' )
  • 16 Trotman
  • 17 Nelson Booked
  • 08 Boco (Harvey - 54' )
  • 06 Hourihane Booked
  • 07 Alessandra
  • 09 Reid
  • 20 Banton

Substitutes

  • 01 Cole
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Wotton
  • 18 Harvey
  • 19 Thomas
  • 22 Richards
  • 24 Vassell

Cheltenham Town

  • 01 Brown
  • 20 Jombati
  • 22 Braham-Barrett
  • 08 Deering
  • 05 Brown
  • 28 Ihiekwe
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Richards Booked
  • 09 Harrison
  • 23 Roofe
  • 07 Cureton (McGlashan - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 06 Elliott
  • 10 Gornell
  • 11 McGlashan
  • 12 Roberts
  • 17 Hanks
  • 19 Kotwica
  • 21 Vincent
Ref: Lee Collins
Att: 6,735

Match Stats

Shots

11 14

On target

2 3

Corners

3 5

Fouls

7 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +4:23 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Cheltenham Town 1.

90:00 +3:28

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +3:28

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

90:00 +2:52

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

90:00 +2:12

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

90:00 +1:44

Attempt blocked. Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:14

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +1:14

Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:23

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Conor Hourihane.

88:53

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:53

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

88:32

Attempt saved. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

85:36

Attempt missed. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

84:43

Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

84:43

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

83:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Cheltenham Town 1. Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

82:05 Booking

Booking Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

82:00

Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

81:58

Foul by Matthew Richards (Cheltenham Town).

80:48

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:48

Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

78:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jermaine McGlashan replaces Jamie Cureton.

78:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nathan Thomas replaces Ben Purrington.

75:28

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

74:35

Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

74:35

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:33 Booking

Booking Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

73:23

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

73:23

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:12

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

66:19

Foul by Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle).

66:19

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:44

Attempt blocked. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

62:24

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

61:32

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Tyler Harvey.

59:12

Attempt missed. Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

58:47

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:47

Foul by Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town).

57:16

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Luke Young.

55:50

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:50

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

53:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Luke Young replaces Dominic Blizzard.

53:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Romuald Boco.

52:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Cheltenham Town 1. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

51:31

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Luke McCormick.

51:19

Attempt saved. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

49:54

Attempt saved. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:25

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

45:00

Second Half begins Plymouth Argyle 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00 +1:19 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

45:00 +0:56

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

44:52

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:52

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

43:16

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

42:48

Attempt blocked. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

42:27

Attempt blocked. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

39:00

Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:55

Foul by Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town).

33:59

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

32:04

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29:02 Booking

Booking Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

29:00

Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:52

Foul by Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle).

28:03

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:03

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

27:46

Attempt blocked. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

26:20

Attempt missed. Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

24:08

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

20:40

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

20:24

Attempt blocked. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

19:43

Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:43

Foul by Jamie Cureton (Cheltenham Town).

19:15

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

15:15

Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:15

Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

14:42

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

14:42

Kemar Roofe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:27

Attempt missed. Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is too high.

12:11

Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:11

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Cheltenham Town).

7:06

Foul by Romuald Boco (Plymouth Argyle).

7:06

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:17

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Troy Brown.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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