Match ends, Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.
Leaders Plymouth extended their unbeaten run in League Two to 10 games as Sonny Bradley's double secured victory at battling Stevenage.
Argyle edged a cagey first half and almost scored on 43 minutes as Jimmy Spencer's looped effort hit the woodwork after Graham Carey had broken from midfield.
The visitors broke the deadlock soon after the restart when David Fox's free-kick evaded everyone apart from Bradley, who diverted the ball into the top corner.
Stevenage equalised just seven minutes later as Henry Cowans' low free-kick found Matthew Godden unmarked and his effort went in off Bradley from six yards.
Boro - who have now lost three of their last four league games - were only level for four minutes as Bradley glanced in a header from Carey's free-kick.
Stevenage had their chances to equalise during five minutes of injury time, with Jack King and Harry McKirdy going close, but Plymouth saw the game out to remain top of the table by five points.
Reports supplied by the Press Association.
- 25HenryBooked at 46mins
- 5FranksBooked at 78mins
- 23CowansBooked at 69minsSubstituted forTongeat 83'minutes
- 11PettSubstituted forHydeat 74'minutes
- 24GoddenBooked at 29mins
- 3FoxSubstituted forMcKirdyat 73'minutes
- 16PurringtonBooked at 69mins
- 24FoxSubstituted forIjahaat 87'minutes
- 14JervisBooked at 85mins
- 10CareySubstituted forSmithat 81'minutes
- 8SlewSubstituted forGoodwillieat 90+2'minutes
- 9SpencerBooked at 50mins
- Ross Joyce
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Stevenage 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.
Attempt missed. Michael Tonge (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Attempt saved. Jake Hyde (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Goodwillie replaces Jordan Slew.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Jamie Jones.
Attempt saved. Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. David Ijaha replaces David Fox.
Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jake Hyde (Stevenage).
Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Substitution, Stevenage. Michael Tonge replaces Henry Cowans.
Attempt missed. James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Connor Smith replaces Graham Carey.
Kgosi Ntlhe (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).
Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).
James Spencer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.