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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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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18