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Whaddon Road Ground 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Breakspear

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Cheltenhm 1

M Richards (72)

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Plymouth 3

M Morgan (18)
C Hourihane (27)
R Boco (38)

Robins rocked by Pilgrims

Last Updated: 17/08/13 6:55pm

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Conor Hourihane: Got on the scoresheet

Conor Hourihane: Got on the scoresheet

Plymouth Argyle got their season up and running with an impressive 3-1 victory at Cheltenham Town.

Without a point or a goal going into the match at Whaddon Road, Arygle surprised their hosts by racing into a 3-0 half-time lead.

Marvin Morgan opened the scoring in the 17th minute, following up from close range after Neal Trotman's header from Rommy Boco's cross had the crossbar.

Conor Hourihane doubled Plymouth's advantage 10 minutes later with a fine finish from outside the penalty area.

Reuben Reid's pass split open the Cheltenham defence for number three in the 37th minute, allowing Boco to beat Scott Brown with a low shot.

The shell-shocked hosts missed a chance to hit back two minutes into the second half when Jermaine McGlashan blazed over, but they did reduce their deficit in the 72nd minute.

Matt Richards was fouled by Morgan 25 yards from goal and his free-kick deceived Luke McCormick in the Plymouth goal and ended up in the back of the net.

But Argyle held on comfortably for the final 18 minutes to register their first win, while last season's losing play-off semi-finalists Cheltenham have taken only one point from a possible nine.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39