Adam Randell's match-winner was his first goal at Home Park
Substitute Adam Randell kept his cool to score a 97th-minute winner for Plymouth Argyle on his 100th appearance for the club to beat fellow strugglers Stoke City.
The Pilgrims ended a scrappy game the stronger and got their reward when academy product Randell swept the ball into the bottom corner after Luke Cundle's effort was scrambled off the line.
Up until then it had been a Championship game lacking end product, with both sides showing the fatigue of a third match in the space of a week.
Tyrese Campbell profited from a lack of communication in the home defence to ghost in and slot Stoke ahead, with Mustapha Bundu steering home a leveller for Argyle from Kaine Kesler-Hayden's low, fizzed-in cross from deep.
Victory moves Plymouth above Stoke into 16th, maintaining their six-point gap over the bottom three, while Alex Neil's Potters fall to 20th, a point further back.
More to follow.
- Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text
- 1Cooper29Kesler-HaydenSubstituted forButcherat 83'minutes6Scarr17Gibson22GallowaySubstituted forMillerat 76'minutes28Cundle4HoughtonBooked at 7minsSubstituted forRandellat 76'minutes18Azaz2MumbaSubstituted forHardieat 68'minutes15Bundu10WhittakerSubstituted forWrightat 82'minutes
- 13Bonham17Hoever23McNally26Clark2Gooch28Laurent4PearsonBooked at 63mins10CampbellSubstituted forLoweat 90+1'minutes7Cunha VidigalBooked at 57minsSubstituted forLÃ©risat 71'minutes22BaeSubstituted forBakerat 82'minutes19Mmaee
Referee:Samuel BarrottAttendance:16,371Match StatsHome TeamPlymouthAway TeamStokePossessionHome59%Away41%ShotsHome16Away9Shots on TargetHome8Away4CornersHome7Away8FoulsHome3Away15Live Text Post update
Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Stoke City 1.
Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Stoke City 1.
Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Stoke City 1. Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Attempt blocked. Luke Cundle (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Callum Wright (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Finn Azaz.
Finn Azaz (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Ben Pearson (Stoke City).
Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Matt Butcher is caught offside.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lynden Gooch.
Dan Scarr (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Josh Laurent (Stoke City).
Substitution, Stoke City. Nathan Lowe replaces Tyrese Campbell because of an injury.
Mickel Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Mehdi LÃ©ris (Stoke City).
Foul by Lewis Gibson (Plymouth Argyle).
Ryan Mmaee (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Finn Azaz.
Attempt missed. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Randell with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan Mmaee.
Mickel Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.
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