Plymouth Argyle 2-3 Doncaster Rovers: 250 word match report

Main Stand at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park for the match against Doncaster Rovers

Bugger me, we’re third! Rovers catapulted up the League One table after chalking up their fourth win in a row at Plymouth’s football ground come building site.

James Coppinger set up John Marquis for the opening goal, because sure as night follows day, that’s just how life works. The former slipping in the latter to amble behind Argyle’s lacklustre offside trap and fire home.

The forward came close to adding a second in the first half; a low right foot shot from 25 yards that clanked back off the post. Instead the teams went in level at the break thanks to Ruben Lameiras’ dipping strike from the edge of the box.

As with the win against Bradford last week, Rovers added a second goal here with a fine flowing move from a quick counter attack; this time from a throw-in on the right. Half a dozen neat one and two touch passes resulted in Mallik Wilks being released into the box, and he cut back for Matty Blair to make it 2-1 with a fine finish.

With Rovers now in control, Wilks and Alfie May were denied by decent Matt Macey saves, before Herbie Kane put Marquis in behind the defence once again, and the forward edged away from Macey before finishing from a ludicrous angle for 3-1.

Late in injury-time a thunderbastard of a hit from Graham Cairney reduced the deficit to a single goal, but the three points were already on the bus home, bagging the best seat.

by Glen Wilson

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