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Summary

  1. Hayes taps in to put Wycombe ahead
  2. Holloway adds controversial second goal
  3. Craig's third puts Wycombe in control
  4. Ansah & Banton replies give Argyle hope
  5. Second leg at Adams Park on Thursday

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By Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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FT: Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Plymouth
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Well, I think we all need to catch our breath after that, but there is plenty more play-off action to come this weekend.

Tomorrow, Preston take a 1-0 lead to Chesterfield in the second leg of their League One play-off at 12:15 BST.

And then at 18:35 BST we're back to League Two as Stevenage entertain Southend in the first leg of their tie.

Don't forget we'll have live text commentary on all the play-off games. Thank you for joining us, goodnight.

FT: Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan tells Sky Sports: "We made it tough. I was pleased with the way we played in the first half but to find ourselves 2-0 down we were struggling and then you go three (down) and you're down and out.

"But credit to the players they responded well and they've given us a chance. We can go there believing. It's 3-2 and we're right back in the tie now."

FT: Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth tells Sky Sports: "What a game. Our fans were fantastic.

"A 1-0 lead we've got going into the next leg, we'd have taken that this morning. At times it looked like we could have had a 3-0 lead but nobody has come here and done that to Plymouth.

"I'm really proud of the boys. I knew they'd have chances and they took them well.

"We start again on Thursday. We're going to have to cut out the mistakes and capitalise at the other end.

FT: Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

The noise at the full-time whistle was deafening. The home fans must have thought their side were out of it.

Plymouth hadn't had a shot on target for the first 85 minutes.

Football is a funny old game, isn't it?

FT: Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

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What a turnaround in the final five minutes and it was John Sheridan's substitutions who made the difference.

Zak Ansah surely will not have scored a better goal than that - it arrowed into the top corner.

Jason Banton looked lively from the moment he came on, but there will be plenty of questions about the defending which allowed that ball to sneak through and into the back of the net.

The second leg at Adams Park on Thursday is well and truly alive.

FT: Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Guy Branston

Ex-Plymouth and Wycombe defender, BBC 5 live sports extra

"For me, the best two players for Wycombe were the two centre-backs - Mawson and Pierre. Bean and Jacobson were fantastic as well.

"Wycombe were looking at a 3-0 win and it was looking a hard tie to go into, but Plymouth have been given two goals and it opens up the tie for a fantastic second game at Wycombe on Thursday."

FULL-TIME

Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Well I don't think anybody was expecting that. Plymouth looked down and out at 3-0, but two late goals have given them a great chance in this play-off tie.

Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

We're into six minutes of stoppage time. Can Plymouth find an equaliser? Surely not?

Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Guy Branston

Ex-Plymouth and Wycombe defender, BBC 5 live sports extra

"Jason Banton got a yard, dropped his shoulder, and I'm so happy for the lad. He's come on and been lively.

"Wycombe will be fuming because, in the second half, the substitutions seem to have worked. Banton's ignited the game. There's six minutes left and Plymouth will be looking at the opportunity of getting a draw."

GOAL

Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers (Jason Banton)

This is unbelievable! Plymouth are back in this!

Jason Banton jinks his way into the box and hits a hopeful shot towards goal, which goes through a static Wycombe defence and into the middle of the net.

Alex Lynch was completely wrong-footed in the Wycombe goal.

GOAL

Plymouth Argyle 1-3 Wycombe Wanderers (Zak Ansah)

Erm, I just said Plymouth had not registered a shot on target all night - they have now.

Substitute Zak Ansah picks up the ball on the edge of the box and fires an unstoppable shot into the top left corner.

A fantastic strike that gives the Pilgrims a little bit of hope.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

The hosts are on the front foot now, but they still can't find a way through this Wycombe defence. They've been magnificent all night.

Plymouth haven't had a shot on target and we're now into the last five minutes.

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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Scott MacDonald: Wycombe have been doing this all season. Defence magnificent and scoring goals from all areas.

James Perrett: Come on Wycombe!! Deserved the win! Best performance of the season.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Alex Lynch hasn't really been tested in the Wycombe goal tonight but he hasn't looked particularly confident dealing with crosses.

He flaps at a high free-kick sent in from the right and is lucky that the ball is prodded behind for a goal kick.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

James Law

BBC Sport at Home Park

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"Wycombe have got the goals and they've taken the sting out of this game. They simply don't look like conceding.

"The Plymouth supporters are as quiet as they've been all night and the home team's substitutions have had little effect so far.

"The Chairboys have shown a ruthless edge - a fourth goal would really put the Pilgrims to the sword."

SUBSTITUTION

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Off comes the outstanding Aaron Holloway and on comes Peter Murphy for Wycombe.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Guy Branston

Ex-Plymouth and Wycombe defender, BBC 5 live sports extra

"It's brilliant for Wycombe. I've been there as an away player and a home player. It will be a hard place to go on Thursday. Their tails are up and they'll be 3-0 up at home. All they've got to do is see it out, and the way this back line is playing, you'd think they'd do that straight away."

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

There are plenty of glum faces among the home supporters. There was so much excitement in the build up to this game but they've seen their side struggle to create any clear-cut opportunities.

YELLOW CARD

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

That was a bit of frustration there from Plymouth's Lewis Alessandra. The striker slides in on Joe Jacobson and is booked.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Guy Branston

Ex-Plymouth and Wycombe defender, BBC 5 live sports extra

"A lot of people have been talking about Onyedinma. He's got a lot of pace and there's a lot of excitement around this kid. Eight goals already in such a short career is very, very good."

SUBSTITUTION

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Wycombe's third goalscorer Steven Craig is coming off. He's being replaced by 18-year-old Millwall loanee Fred Onyedinma.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Plymouth's players look a bit dejected now but they need to find a spark from somewhere in this last 20 minutes.

One goal would give them at least a little bit of hope to take to Adams Park on Thursday.

SUBSTITUTION

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

The ineffective Reuben Reid comes off for Plymouth and is replaced by Ryan Brunt.

It's fair to say the Pilgrims' top scorer hasn't had much service tonight.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Another chance for Wycombe and it's Aaron Holloway again. He picks up the ball on the edge of the box and blasts a shot just over the bar. It must have taken a deflection as a corner is given but it comes to nothing.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

James Law

BBC Sport at Home Park

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"For a side that has kept 21 clean sheets in the league this season, Plymouth are looking extremely fragile at the back.

"Since Paul Hayes' half-time substitution, Sam Wood has moved up top with Matt Bloomfield coming into midfield, and Wycombe have continued to outwit the hosts.

"It puts the Pilgrims in an unenviable position - do they go gung-ho and try to get to within touching distance for the second leg, or are we approaching the damage limitation stage?

"The wooden dug-outs at Home Park make it impossible to see, but the Wycombe bench must be in dreamland."

YELLOW CARD

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

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Suddenly this game has boiled over and both sets of players are clashing in the middle of the pitch.

It was sparked after Plymouth's Anthony O'Connor appeared to go in with his elbow on Matt Bloomfield. O'Connor is booked.

Very lucky not to see red there.

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Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Alex: 3-0!! Come on Wycombe!! Make this safe now!! Phenomenal turnaround in fortunes this season! Ainsworth needs a statue built!!

Andy: I don't expect Plymouth to get back into this as Sheridan doesn't do plan B's.

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SUBSTITUTION

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Plymouth need some attacking options here. They bring on Jason Banton and Zak Ansah for Carl McHugh and Gethin Jones.

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Guy Branston

Ex-Plymouth and Wycombe defender, BBC 5 live sports extra

"How you concede that is beyond me. They gone to sleep and we've talked about them switching off in the first half. They switched off again, a simple ball and nobody goes across to Craig. It's a great finish but you've got to be marking him."

GOAL

Plymouth Argyle 0-3 Wycombe Wanderers (Steven Craig)

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Oh dear, Plymouth's defence has completely switched off there and this tie is as good as over.

Wycombe have a free-kick close to the halfway line, Sam Saunders plays it quickly straight through the defence to Steven Craig in the box and Craig finishes past Luke McCormick.

Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

First chance of the half falls to the visitors. Aaron Holloway knocks the ball back to Sam Wood on the edge of the box but he scuffs his shot wide.

Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

I wonder what John Sheridan said to his players at half-time? They certainly need more from 20-goal striker Reuben Reid. He hasn't really been in the game so far.

Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

We're back under way at Home Park. What a huge half for Plymouth Argyle - you feel they need at least one goal to keep themselves in the tie.

But we've already heard that Wycombe's away record is superb this season. Someone needs to step up for the Pilgrims.

Wycombe have made a change at half-time. Midfielder Matt Bloomfield is coming on for goalscorer Paul Hayes, who's sitting on the bench with a huge bandage around his head.

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HT: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Alex: Wycombe cannot afford to settle for 2 goals, given last week's result. Need to make this comfortable early. Great first half!

Drew: This one's finely poised. Either Plymouth get a goal back and it's all on again, or someone gets a silly second yellow and it's all over. Plymouth have very, very rarely come from behind to win under John Sheridan - but a goal or two would make the world of difference.

Let's see what the second period has to offer. Under way again shortly...

Tomorrow in the play-offs...

L1: Preston v Chesterfield; L2: Stevenage v Southend

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Preston take a 1-0 lead into their League One semi-final second leg against Chesterfield, courtesy of their win at Proact Stadium on Thursday. Kick-off at Deepdale is at 12:15 BST.

At 18:35 BST, Stevenage and Southend play the first of their League Two tie.

There's live text commentary of both games here on the BBC Sport website.

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HT: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

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So it's advantage Wycombe at half-time. Will they hold on at Home Park, or is there a way back for Plymouth?

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HT: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

James Law

BBC Sport at Home Park

"The sun is beginning to set at Home Park, but are Plymouth's promotion chances also fading into the darkness?

"There's no away goals rule in the play-offs, but the Chairboys are executing the perfect away performance here.

"It's the 800 Wycombe fans who are making all the noise, and history could be repeating itself - the home team has failed to score in the last five games between these sides."

HT: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

The boos were ringing around Home Park as the players walked down the tunnel.

The home fans clearly weren't happy with referee Peter Bankes following Wycombe's second goal in which Steven Craig appeared to handle the ball in the build-up.

They will need to get behind their team in the second half though, otherwise this tie could be done and dusted.

HT: Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Guy Branston

Ex-Plymouth and Wycombe defender, BBC 5 live sports extra

"I've been in one of those rollockings from John Sheridan and he'll be getting in people's faces. He can lose his rag for the right reasons, because Plymouth have been second best.

"Gareth Ainsworth will say 'more of the same' because they're in the driving seat and they'll have to have a really drastic change as a group to lose this one."

HALF-TIME

Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Bobby Reid launches a free-kick into the box but once again a Wycombe defender clears the ball behind.

The corner is whipped in towards Anthony O'Connor but he can't connect and the ball goes behind.

That's the final action of an eventful first half.