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Plymouth Argyle 3-0 Cheltenham Town

Reuben Reid
Reid signed for Plymouth during the summer following a successful loan spell

Plymouth Argyle made it five matches unbeaten with a comfortable victory over Cheltenham Town.

Reuben Reid took his tally to eight with a powerful 20-yard drive after good work from Kelvin Mellor.

Defender Peter Hartley headed past Robins goalkeeper Trevor Carson from Andy Kellett's free-kick to double Argyle's lead.

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Yates on Plymouth v Cheltenham

On-loan Bobby Reid then set up Lewis Alessandra to make it 3-0 in the 76th minute with a close-range strike.

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It was a frustrating day. I just felt we weren't quite at it, and they were better than us in every department."

"There were moments in the game when I thought we could get back in it, but our game management wasn't right.

"They're a good side and John is a good manager - they're probably the best side we've played."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHughSubstituted forHarveyat 82'minutes
  • 29Hartley
  • 2Mellor
  • 17Reid
  • 28O'Connor
  • 11Blizzard
  • 13Kellett
  • 7AlessandraSubstituted forBantonat 81'minutes
  • 9ReidSubstituted forSmalleyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 4Cox
  • 6Norburn
  • 8Banton
  • 10Morgan
  • 14Harvey
  • 22Smalley

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 5Brown
  • 15Deaman
  • 6Elliott
  • 2Vaughan
  • 8Richards
  • 25TaylorSubstituted forHanksat 85'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 19Sterling-JamesSubstituted forBancessiat 61'minutes
  • 3Braham-BarrettBooked at 45mins
  • 9HarrisonSubstituted forHaworthat 85'minutes
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 11Haworth
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 18Black
  • 28De Vita
  • 29Bancessi
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
6,837

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 3, Cheltenham Town 0.

Attempt missed. Eusebio Bancessi (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Tyler Harvey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Joe Hanks (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Andy Haworth replaces Byron Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Joe Hanks replaces Jason Taylor.

Foul by Deane Smalley (Plymouth Argyle).

Steve Elliott (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Steve Elliott.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Tyler Harvey replaces Carl McHugh because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jason Banton replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Deane Smalley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 3, Cheltenham Town 0. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Bobby Reid.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Steve Elliott.

Attempt missed. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Deane Smalley replaces Reuben Reid.

Eusebio Bancessi (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt blocked. Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Craig Braham-Barrett.

Attempt blocked. Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Eusebio Bancessi replaces Omari Sterling-James.

Attempt missed. Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Omari Sterling-James (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town).

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Curtis Nelson.

Attempt missed. Jason Taylor (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

goal

As It Stood

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2Wycombe1585221111029
3Burton159152019128
4Shrewsbury1583423111227
5Bury158342417727
6Plymouth15825178926
7Newport156541814423
8Morecambe147251713423
9Southend156451413122
10Cheltenham156451517-222
11Cambridge156362618821
12Wimbledon155552223-120
13Portsmouth155551516-120
14Stevenage156271922-320
15Accrington156272226-420
16Exeter145451618-219
17Mansfield155461317-419
18Northampton155372323018
19Oxford Utd154471721-416
20Carlisle154382027-715
21Dag & Red154381825-715
22York151951320-712
23Tranmere152581320-711
24Hartlepool1532101025-1511
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