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Cheltenham Town 0-3 Plymouth Argyle

Plymouth remain on course for the play-offs with victory at Cheltenham who are rock bottom of League Two.

Reuben Reid opened the scoring with a low finish after a fine run from Carl McHugh.

Plymouth doubled their lead after Reid beat Jack Deaman to make room for a shot and he saw his effort loop up off Matt Taylor and into the net.

Zak Ansah rounded off the scoring with four minutes left, nodding in Anthony O'Connor's cross.

Cheltenham are now two points from safety, while Plymouth occupy the final play-off place with seven games left to play.

Cheltenham Town caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Milton on Cheltenham v Plymouth

"We've been good for patches and then when we've not been good we've been punished.

"We had a couple of opportunities that didn't go for us - they took theirs, we didn't take ours.

"They ground us down in the end today and we've just got to pick ourselves up and get on with it.

"Of course the players care, we all care. It sickens me to the pit of my stomach where we are."

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 4TaylorBooked at 48mins
  • 6Mills
  • 15Deaman
  • 2VaughanBooked at 68mins
  • 24SparrowSubstituted forRichardsat 45'minutes
  • 16HanksBooked at 66mins
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-BarrettSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 83'minutes
  • 29HarradSubstituted forMcDonaldat 70'minutes
  • 39Manset

Substitutes

  • 7Ferdinand
  • 18Richards
  • 19Sterling-James
  • 20Wynter
  • 25Berry
  • 28McDonald
  • 30Reynolds

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 19O'Connor
  • 5Nelson
  • 16McHugh
  • 29Hartley
  • 13Holmes-Dennis
  • 17ReidBooked at 36mins
  • 8BantonSubstituted forAnsahat 75'minutes
  • 11Blizzard
  • 9ReidSubstituted forBruntat 76'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 7AlessandraBooked at 69minsSubstituted forLeeat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bittner
  • 6Norburn
  • 14Harvey
  • 21Lee
  • 25Bentley
  • 27Ansah
  • 28Brunt
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
3,831

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home5
Away11
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 3.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town).

Olly Lee (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town).

Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Olly Lee replaces Lewis Alessandra.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 3. Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Anthony O'Connor with a cross.

Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Omari Sterling-James replaces Craig Braham-Barrett.

Booking

Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town).

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Zak Ansah (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Reuben Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Zak Ansah replaces Jason Banton.

Hand ball by Jason Banton (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle).

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Shaquille McDonald replaces Shaun Harrad.

Booking

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

Lewis Alessandra (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton38237856322476
2Shrewsbury39228958283074
3Wycombe392014558362274
4Bury382071150371367
5Southend38171294435963
6Newport391710124542361
7Plymouth391791345281760
8Luton391610134639758
9Stevenage38169135246657
10Northampton39175175850856
11Exeter391413125253-155
12Wimbledon391411145050053
13Morecambe391311154144-350
14Portsmouth391213144444049
15Dag & Red39147184652-649
16Oxford Utd391113154046-646
17Accrington39137194765-1846
18Mansfield39129183350-1745
19Cambridge391111175253-144
20York39817144146-541
21Carlisle39125224664-1841
22Hartlepool39116223158-2739
23Tranmere39911194155-1438
24Cheltenham39813183558-2337
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