League Two
PlymouthPlymouth Argyle3CheltenhamCheltenham Town0

Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Cheltenham Town

Reuben Reid
Reid signed for Plymouth during the summer following a successful loan spell

Plymouth Argyle made it five matches unbeaten with a comfortable victory over Cheltenham Town.

Reuben Reid took his tally to eight with a powerful 20-yard drive after good work from Kelvin Mellor.

Defender Peter Hartley headed past Robins goalkeeper Trevor Carson from Andy Kellett's free-kick to double Argyle's lead.

On-loan Bobby Reid then set up Lewis Alessandra to make it 3-0 in the 76th minute with a close-range strike.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was a frustrating day. I just felt we weren't quite at it, and they were better than us in every department."

"There were moments in the game when I thought we could get back in it, but our game management wasn't right.

"They're a good side and John is a good manager - they're probably the best side we've played."

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 3-5-2

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHughSubstituted forHarveyat 82'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 28O'Connor
  • 11Blizzard
  • 13Kellett
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forBantonat 81'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forSmalleyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 8Banton
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Harvey
  • 22Smalley

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Carson
  • 5Brown
  • 15Deaman
  • 6Elliott
  • 2Vaughan
  • 8Richards
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forHanksat 85'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 19Sterling-JamesSubstituted forBancessiat 61'minutes
  • 3Braham-BarrettBooked at 45mins
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forHaworthat 85'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 18Black
  • 28De Vita
  • 29Bancessi
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
6,837

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Eusebio Bancessi (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

  6. Post update

    Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Booking

    Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andy Haworth replaces Byron Harrison.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Jason Taylor.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Deane Smalley (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Post update

    Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Steve Elliott.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Carl McHugh because of an injury.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Lewis Alessandra.

  16. Post update

    Deane Smalley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Cheltenham Town 0. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Steve Elliott.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.