League Two
CheltenhamCheltenham Town0PlymouthPlymouth Argyle1

Cheltenham Town 0-1 Plymouth Argyle

Zak Rudden's first-half strike earned a single-goal victory for Ryan Lowe's Plymouth Argyle at Cheltenham.

The 19-year-old Rangers loan striker fired in his second League Two goal of the campaign in the 33rd minute after Antoni Sarcevic had touched on a fine ball from George Cooper in the six-yard box.

Plymouth's Billy Clarke clipped the top of the bar in the 14th minute with a long-range volley.

Alex Addai was Cheltenham's main threat, firing over from 20 yards early on and then reaching a low ball from Gavin Reilly six minutes before the break, but his effort was wide of the left post.

After Rudden forced Scott Flinders into a save before the break, the home side's best chance for a leveller fell to George Lloyd after good work from Ryan Broom.

The substitute blazed over the bar in the 82nd minute as Cheltenham fell to only their third League Two home defeat of 2019.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Cheltenham

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Flinders
  • 5Raglan
  • 4Tozer
  • 26Greaves
  • 2Long
  • 11Broom
  • 8ClementsSubstituted forBoyleat 86'minutes
  • 21Doyle-Hayes
  • 3Hussey
  • 16AddaiSubstituted forSheafat 76'minutes
  • 20ReillySubstituted forLloydat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thomas
  • 14Sheaf
  • 15Boyle
  • 17Debayo
  • 19Lloyd
  • 23Ince
  • 31Lapworth

Plymouth

Formation 3-1-4-2

  • 24Palmer
  • 5Wootton
  • 6Canavan
  • 3SawyerBooked at 45mins
  • 25Grant
  • 17Moore
  • 7Sarcevic
  • 10Mayor
  • 32CooperSubstituted forEdwardsat 78'minutes
  • 18ClarkeSubstituted forTelfordat 61'minutes
  • 39RuddenSubstituted forGrantat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cooper
  • 2Riley
  • 8Edwards
  • 11Telford
  • 15Grant
  • 16Grant
  • 20Randell
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
1,222

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Cheltenham Town 0, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Jake Doyle-Hayes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Dominic Telford tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Raglan (Cheltenham Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Joe Edwards (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Long (Cheltenham Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chris Hussey with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Niall Canavan.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Hussey (Cheltenham Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Dominic Telford (Plymouth Argyle).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. William Boyle replaces Chris Clements.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Lloyd (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Ryan Broom following a fast break.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Byron Moore tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Edwards replaces George Cooper.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Max Sheaf (Cheltenham Town).

  19. Post update

    George Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Ben Tozer (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Swindon23144543241946
2Exeter2312743225743
3Crewe22115639271238
4Colchester22107532201237
5Bradford2210752819937
6Forest Green2310762618837
7Cheltenham2299433181536
8Plymouth2110563122935
9Northampton2310583227535
10Port Vale2371062829-131
11Salford237882732-529
12Scunthorpe237793030028
13Cambridge237792727028
14Newport217771919028
15Walsall2376102130-927
16Crawley236893033-326
17Oldham226882431-726
18Leyton Orient2367103140-925
19Mansfield235993033-324
20Grimsby215792127-622
21Carlisle2357112035-1522
22Macclesfield2151062023-319
23Morecambe2346132042-2218
24Stevenage2221191427-1317
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