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Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Cheltenham Town

In-form Cheltenham extended their winning run to four matches as they ended Plymouth's unbeaten home League Two start with a 2-0 victory.

Luke Varney gave in-form Cheltenham a 40th-minute lead as he rose unmarked at the far post to head home Sean Long's cross from the right.

Midfielder Ryan Broom's stoppage-time shot hit home central defender Will Aimson and wrong-footed goalkeeper Alex Palmer to make it 2-0.

Chris Hussey had skimmed a cross off the Argyle crossbar in the opening minutes but after that it was all the hosts, with fit-again Dom Telford forcing Scott Flinders to go full stretch.

Danny Mayor looked set to score on the follow-up but his goal-bound effort was deflected around the post by Cheltenham's Plymouth-born skipper Ben Tozer.

Varney nodded home five minutes before the break to hand the visitors the lead.

Flinders made an even better save to turn Joel Grant's shot on to the bar as the home side pressed for a goal.

Palmer palmed over Gavin Reilly's header before Town's on-loan Bristol Rovers striker went off injured just after the hour mark.

At the other end, dangerman Mayor continued to threaten, sending a shot just wide after cutting in and then teeing up Callum McFadzean who also fired inches wide, while Broom's late effort sealed maximum points.

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Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 25Grant
  • 4Aimson
  • 3Sawyer
  • 8Edwards
  • 32CooperSubstituted forLolosat 84'minutes
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Mayor
  • 21McFadzean
  • 11TelfordSubstituted forTaylorat 26'minutes
  • 16GrantSubstituted forRandellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 9Taylor
  • 15Grant
  • 19Lolos
  • 20Randell

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5RaglanBooked at 88mins
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 7Thomas
  • 21Doyle-HayesBooked at 18minsSubstituted forClementsat 45'minutes
  • 3Hussey
  • 20ReillySubstituted forAddaiat 62'minutes
  • 32VarneyBooked at 50minsSubstituted forSmithat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Bowry
  • 8Clements
  • 15Boyle
  • 16Addai
  • 19Lloyd
  • 22Lovett
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Scott Oldham
Attendance:
8,956

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Klaidi Lolos (Plymouth Argyle) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Goal!

Own Goal by Will Aimson, Plymouth Argyle. Plymouth Argyle 0, Cheltenham Town 2.

Attempt missed. Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Addai.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jonte Smith replaces Luke Varney.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Charlie Raglan.

Booking

Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Grant.

Klaidi Lolos (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle).

Ryan Broom (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Klaidi Lolos replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Adam Randell replaces Joel Grant.

Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Clements.

Will Aimson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Josh Grant.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt missed. Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Alex Addai (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Varney with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Callum McFadzean.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Alex Addai replaces Gavin Reilly because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Antoni Sarcevic.

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

Attempt missed. Luke Varney (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Gavin Reilly (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt blocked. Josh Grant (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Cooper with a cross.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Scott Flinders.

Attempt saved. Callum McFadzean (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danny Mayor.

Gavin Reilly (Cheltenham Town) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Attempt saved. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Tozer.

Foul by Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Danny Mayor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter10640157822
2Crewe107031712521
3Cheltenham106221991020
4Swindon106221811720
5Forest Green1053275218
6Bradford10523149517
7Newport1045196317
8Crawley104421613316
9Grimsby104331612415
10Colchester10433118315
11Cambridge104241310314
12Northampton104241210214
13Port Vale103431114-313
14Plymouth103341413112
15Macclesfield103341011-112
16Walsall1033459-412
17Salford102531216-411
18Carlisle103251218-611
19Mansfield102441215-310
20Oldham102441215-310
21Leyton Orient102351218-69
22Morecambe10136919-106
23Scunthorpe101271018-85
24Stevenage10046614-84
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