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Cheltenham Town 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Zak Rudden's first-half strike earned a single-goal victory for Ryan Lowe's Plymouth Argyle at Cheltenham.

The 19-year-old Rangers loan striker fired in his second League Two goal of the campaign in the 33rd minute after Antoni Sarcevic had touched on a fine ball from George Cooper in the six-yard box.

Plymouth's Billy Clarke clipped the top of the bar in the 14th minute with a long-range volley.

Alex Addai was Cheltenham's main threat, firing over from 20 yards early on and then reaching a low ball from Gavin Reilly six minutes before the break, but his effort was wide of the left post.

After Rudden forced Scott Flinders into a save before the break, the home side's best chance for a leveller fell to George Lloyd after good work from Ryan Broom.

The substitute blazed over the bar in the 82nd minute as Cheltenham fell to only their third League Two home defeat of 2019.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 8ClementsSubstituted forBoyleat 86'minutes
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 3Hussey
  • 16AddaiSubstituted forSheafat 76'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forLloydat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 14Sheaf
  • 15Boyle
  • 17Debayo
  • 19Lloyd
  • 23Ince
  • 31Lapworth

Plymouth

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3SawyerBooked at 45mins
  • 25Grant
  • 17Moore
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Mayor
  • 32CooperSubstituted forEdwardsat 78'minutes
  • 18ClarkeSubstituted forTelfordat 61'minutes
  • 39RuddenSubstituted forGrantat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 2Riley
  • 8Edwards
  • 11Telford
  • 15Grant
  • 16Grant
  • 20Randell
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
1,222

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle).

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

Hand ball by Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. William Boyle replaces Chris Clements.

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

Attempt missed. George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom following a fast break.

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Byron Moore tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Edwards replaces George Cooper.

Foul by Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town).

George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Wootton (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Max Sheaf replaces Alex Addai.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joel Grant replaces Zak Rudden.

Attempt missed. Jacob Greaves (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ben Tozer.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

Foul by Sean Long (Cheltenham Town).

George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Zak Rudden (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Wootton following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town).

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. George Lloyd replaces Gavin Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford replaces Billy Clarke.

Foul by Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town).

Byron Moore (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon23144543241946
2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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