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Plymouth Argyle 2-0 Bristol Rovers

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.

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cooper
  • 8Edwards
  • 4Aimson
  • 24OpokuBooked at 39mins
  • 22LewisBooked at 75mins
  • 28Pereira Camará
  • 18Fornah
  • 15Grant
  • 10Mayor
  • 31JephcottSubstituted forMooreat 90+1'minutes
  • 21EnnisBooked at 18minsSubstituted forHardieat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hardie
  • 14Reeves
  • 17Moore
  • 19Lolos
  • 23McCormick
  • 25Woods
  • 41Tomlinson

Bristol Rovers

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1van Stappershoef
  • 5EhmerSubstituted forHareat 45'minutes
  • 15KilgourSubstituted forTutondaat 82'minutes
  • 26Baldwin
  • 43Williams
  • 6UpsonSubstituted forDalyat 81'minutes
  • 14McCormick
  • 3Leahy
  • 8WestbrookeSubstituted forOztumerat 76'minutes
  • 9Hanlan
  • 21Ayunga

Substitutes

  • 17Daly
  • 22Hare
  • 24Tutonda
  • 28Walker
  • 37Martinez
  • 41Oztumer
  • 51Ward
Referee:
Trevor Kettle

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away22
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Bristol Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Jerome Opoku.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jack Baldwin (Bristol Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josh Hare with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Michael Cooper.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Byron Moore replaces Luke Jephcott.

  8. Post update

    Jonah Ayunga (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jerome Opoku (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by George Williams.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. James Daly (Bristol Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Baldwin.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Daly (Bristol Rovers).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. David Tutonda replaces Alfie Kilgour.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. James Daly replaces Ed Upson.

  16. Post update

    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.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Hardie replaces Niall Ennis.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Erhun Oztumer (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Erhun Oztumer replaces Zain Westbrooke.

  20. Booking

    Adam Lewis (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull372161062303269
2Peterborough35206957342366
3Sunderland351713554272764
4Lincoln City361881054381662
5Doncaster34176115344957
6Charlton371511115450456
7Portsmouth351671251381355
8Gillingham37166155349454
9Ipswich35166133937254
10Blackpool331581039291053
11Oxford Utd35158124941853
12Accrington35158124944553
13MK Dons37149145452251
14Crewe36149134446-251
15Fleetwood371311134132950
16Plymouth37139154758-1148
17Shrewsbury331013103738-143
18Burton35118164559-1441
19Swindon36104224365-2234
20Bristol Rovers3697203658-2234
21Wigan3697203964-2534
22Northampton3689193153-2233
23Wimbledon35712163559-2433
24Rochdale36711184667-2132
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