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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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 3.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matt Taylor.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jack Deaman (Cheltenham Town).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shaquille McDonald (Cheltenham Town).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Olly Lee replaces Lewis Alessandra.

  14. 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.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Vaughan (Cheltenham Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

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

  20. Booking

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