League Two
Plymouth1Cheltenham0

Plymouth Argyle 1-0 Cheltenham Town

Sonny Bradley scored a stoppage-time winner as Derek Adams' Plymouth beat visitors Cheltenham in League Two.

Central defender Bradley headed home Oscar Threlkeld's angled cross from the right in the third and final minute of added time as Argyle made it four league wins in a row.

Town's Asa Hall had earlier smashed an 82nd-minute half-volley from substitute Amari Morgan-Smith's left-wing cross past goalkeeper Luke McCormick but against a post.

Bradley and Jake Jervis should have made more of close-range opportunities for Plymouth in the first half.

Bradley volleyed wide from a few yards out following Graham Carey's pinpoint free-kick to the far post from the right.

Forward Jervis should also have done better than slicing wide when another Carey free-kick was headed into his path by Yann Songo'o.

Substitute Arnold Garita then set up strike partner David Goodwillie, whose low drive from inside the box was deflected over the bar by keeper Russell Griffiths' feet.

Griffiths made a brilliant low save at the foot of a post to scoop out Garita's close-range volley before the late drama.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

REACTION: Cheltenham midfielder Asa Hall speaks to BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18Threlkeld
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16Purrington
  • 4Songo'o
  • 6Smith
  • 14JervisSubstituted forGaritaat 53'minutesBooked at 55mins
  • 10Carey
  • 11DonaldsonSubstituted forFoxat 53'minutes
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forGoodwillieat 7'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 8Slew
  • 21Dorel
  • 24Fox
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 6Parslow
  • 24O'Shaughnessy
  • 14HallBooked at 37mins
  • 7Pell
  • 18RoweBooked at 72mins
  • 23Whitehead
  • 17Cranston
  • 8WatersSubstituted forMorgan-Smithat 64'minutes
  • 9WrightBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 2Barthram
  • 5Downes
  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 27Smith
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
7,552

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Cranston (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Cheltenham Town 0. Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Oscar Threlkeld.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Robert Dickie.

Attempt missed. Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle).

Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Asa Hall (Cheltenham Town) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Harry Pell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town).

Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Rowe (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town).

Foul by Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle).

Danny Whitehead (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle).

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Arnold Garita (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Harry Pell.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

Attempt blocked. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Amari Morgan-Smith replaces Billy Waters.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Russell Griffiths.

Attempt saved. David Goodwillie (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Danny Parslow.

David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town).

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

Hand ball by Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton6411145913
2Morecambe640297212
3Plymouth640265112
4Portsmouth632173411
5Mansfield632176111
6Doncaster6312107310
7Leyton Orient631296310
8Colchester6312108210
9Carlisle624075210
10Crewe62318809
11Blackpool62227438
12Notts County62229908
13Crawley622258-38
14Grimsby6213131127
15Stevenage62131213-17
16Barnet51315416
17Cheltenham61325506
18Exeter620469-36
19Hartlepool61321015-56
20Newport512278-15
21Accrington6123811-35
22Wycombe612349-55
23Yeovil6114410-64
24Cambridge603339-63
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