Conor Hourihane's strike gave Plymouth victory at relegation-threatened Wycombe as the Pilgrims continued their play-off push.

Plymouth keeper Jake Cole tipped Sam Wood's in-swinging corner onto the crossbar before Argyle took the lead.

The visiting captain fired home a left-footed volley after the break following Marvin McCoy's weak defensive header.

Reuben Reid could have doubled Argyle's lead but saw two fine strikes beaten away by Matt Ingram.

The win ended Wycombe's six-match unbeaten run while Plymouth are now just outside the play-off zone on goal difference after Southend's draw with Scunthorpe.

Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It was a poor game I thought, we didn't do enough to win it. It should have been 0-0 here tonight.

"I just said can we go up to York and win on Saturday and everyone has given me a positive yes.

"Plymouth have been free-scoring, they've been battering teams so it shows how far we've come. I'm disappointed on tonight, but I'm not down."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Wycombe Wanderers

  • 01 Ingram
  • 02 McCoy
  • 11 Wood
  • 10 Bloomfield
  • 05 Stewart
  • 06 Johnson
  • 23 Arnold (Kuffour - 76' )
  • 21 Kewley-Graham
  • 29 McClure (Craig - 60' )
  • 07 Morgan (Styche - 76' )
  • 22 Kretzschmar

Substitutes

  • 13 Horlock
  • 15 Jeffrey
  • 18 Kuffour
  • 19 Pierre
  • 20 Craig
  • 27 Styche

Plymouth Argyle

  • 01 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 26 Parsons
  • 06 Hourihane
  • 04 Blanchard
  • 16 Trotman Booked
  • 14 Young (Wotton - 93' )
  • 11 Blizzard
  • 09 Reid
  • 07 Alessandra (Obadeyi - 85' )
  • 17 Nelson

Substitutes

  • 08 Boco
  • 10 Morgan
  • 15 Wotton
  • 19 Thomas
  • 27 Gurrieri
  • 28 Obadeyi
  • 32 Dawson
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 3,042

Match Stats

Shots

4 4

On target

1 2

Corners

9 6

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +5:22 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

90:00 +4:10

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matt Bloomfield.

90:00 +3:29

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

90:00 +2:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Wotton replaces Luke Young.

90:00 +2:16

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Matthew Parsons.

90:00 +0:18

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

90:00 +0:18

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:10

Attempt missed. Tope Obadeyi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

86:30

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

86:30

Foul by Reece Styche (Wycombe Wanderers).

85:26

Attempt missed. Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the left.

84:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tope Obadeyi replaces Lewis Alessandra.

82:54

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Neal Trotman.

82:09

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

81:20

Foul by Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle).

81:20

Jesse Kewley-Graham (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:44

Hand ball by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

77:10

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:10

Foul by Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers).

76:19

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

76:19

Foul by Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers).

76:00

Marvin McCoy (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:55

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

75:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Jo Kuffour replaces Nick Arnold.

75:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Reece Styche replaces Dean Morgan.

74:08

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

74:08

Steven Craig (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:32 Booking

Booking Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

71:14

Foul by Neal Trotman (Plymouth Argyle).

71:14

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:46

Attempt saved. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

64:38

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

64:38

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

62:51

Hand ball by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

62:14

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

58:26

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

58:26

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

54:04

Attempt missed. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

51:07

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

51:07

Sam Wood (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

47:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Conor Hourihane (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner.

47:13

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Max Kretzschmar.

46:42

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

45:00

Second Half begins Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +0:58 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Wycombe Wanderers 0, Plymouth Argyle 0.

45:00 +0:08

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Jake Cole.

44:27

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

43:39

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

43:39

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:00

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:56

Foul by Jesse Kewley-Graham (Wycombe Wanderers).

37:44

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marvin McCoy.

34:41

Attempt saved. Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

32:17

Dominic Blizzard (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:17

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

30:59

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Maxime Blanchard.

28:50

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

28:50

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:51

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

23:00

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Luke Young.

22:28

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

22:28

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

20:00

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:53

Foul by Jesse Kewley-Graham (Wycombe Wanderers).

19:10

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Leon Johnson.

17:00

Attempt blocked. Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

16:06

Foul by Matthew Parsons (Plymouth Argyle).

16:06

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:43

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

12:43

Foul by Matt McClure (Wycombe Wanderers).

11:58

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Durrell Berry.

9:00

Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:56

Foul by Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers).

7:28

Foul by Luke Young (Plymouth Argyle).

7:28

Matt Bloomfield (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:17

Foul by Maxime Blanchard (Plymouth Argyle).

6:17

Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:39

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:39

Foul by Max Kretzschmar (Wycombe Wanderers).

2:39

Durrell Berry (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

2:39

Foul by Dean Morgan (Wycombe Wanderers).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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