Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 0.
Niall Ennis scored twice in the first half for Plymouth as Ryan Lowe's side ended a five-match League One losing streak with a win over Bristol Rovers.
The former Wolves striker finished off a sleek Argyle move to put them 1-0 ahead on seven minutes.
Playmaker Conor Grant's defence-splitting pass enabled recalled Adam Lewis to spin a cross over from the byline to Ennis, who coolly finished at the far post.
Lewis also teed up Ennis for his second goal on 45 minutes, crossing for the striker to swivel and fire home to give the Devon side a 2-0 half-time lead.
Rovers central defender Ed Upson was denied by a goal-line clearance by home skipper Joe Edwards and Argyle keeper Michael Cooper made a superb reflex save to keep out Luke McCormick's deflected goal-bound strike.
Ennis came close to completing his hat-trick just after the hour but his angled drive smashed off the bar with Jordi Van Stappershoef beaten.
Joey Barton's Rovers remain just above the bottom four.
Report supplied by PA Media.
- 24OpokuBooked at 39mins
- 22LewisBooked at 75mins
- 28Pereira Camará
- 31JephcottSubstituted forMooreat 90+1'minutes
- 21EnnisBooked at 18minsSubstituted forHardieat 80'minutes
- 1van Stappershoef
- 5EhmerSubstituted forHareat 45'minutes
- 15KilgourSubstituted forTutondaat 82'minutes
- 6UpsonSubstituted forDalyat 81'minutes
- 8WestbrookeSubstituted forOztumerat 76'minutes
- Trevor Kettle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 0.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jerome Opoku.
Attempt blocked. Jack Baldwin (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Hare with a cross.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Cooper.
Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Edwards.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Byron Moore replaces Luke Jephcott.
Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jerome Opoku (Plymouth Argyle).
Attempt blocked. Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Williams.
Attempt blocked. James Daly (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Baldwin.
Foul by James Daly (Bristol Rovers).
Michael Cooper (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. David Tutonda replaces Alfie Kilgour.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. James Daly replaces Ed Upson.
Attempt missed. Brandon Hanlan (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jonah Ayunga with a headed pass.
Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Hardie replaces Niall Ennis.
Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Erhun Oztumer replaces Zain Westbrooke.
Adam Lewis (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.