October 20, 2012
Madjo on the spot as Dale pay penalty
Two Guy Madjo penalties helped Plymouth to a hard-earned 3-1 win over Rochdale in a match where Argyle goalkeeper Jake Cole also saved a spot-kick.
Argyle took the lead in the fourth minute after Dale defender Ryan Edwards conceded a penalty by handling Scott Griffiths' low driven cross.
Edwards' team-mates were adamant he had slipped on to the ball but their protests were dismissed by referee Gary Sutton and Madjo converted the spot-kick.
Three minutes later, the Pilgrims went further ahead with Andres Gurrieri scoring for the second successive home game. The little Argentinean rose higher than his taller markers to powerfully head Paris Cowan-Hall's cross past Dale keeper Josh Lillis.
Rochdale wasted an opportunity to reduce the deficit 10 minutes after the break when Bobby Grant's weak penalty, after Jason Kennedy had been fouled by Max Blanchard, was well saved by Jake Cole.
They were given a lifeline in the 76th minute when Dele Adebola headed home Andrew Tutte's free-kick, but Madjo's second penalty of the game, after Ryan Edwards had fouled Joe Lennox, made the three points safe.
|1 Jake Cole||1 Josh Lillis|
|5 Darren Purse||14 Kevin McIntyre|
|33 Scott Griffiths||4 Peter Cavanagh|
|4 Maximo Blanchard||12 Phil Edwards|
|2 Durrell Berry||3 Rhys Bennett|
|8 Luke Young||5 Ryan Edwards|
|6 Conor Hourihane||7 Jason Kennedy|
|27 Andres Gurrieri||11 Ashley Grimes|
|18 Guy Madjo||8 Andrew Tutte|
|32 Alexander MacDonald||15 Dele Adebola|
|7 Paris Cowan Hall||22 Robert Grant|
|20 Rene Gilmartin||Benjamin Smith 31|
|16 Jamie Lowry||Matthew Pearson 19|
|17 Curtis Nelson||Joe Rafferty 2|
|19 Joe Lennox||Brian Barry-Murphy 6|
|11 Warren Feeney||Ian Craney 23|
|9 Nick Chadwick||George Donnelly 9|
|22 Jared Sims||Joel Logan 26|
|Joe Lennox for Paris Cowan Hall (49)||Joel Logan for Peter Cavanagh (69)|
|Curtis Nelson for Andres Gurrieri (89)||George Donnelly for Ashley Grimes (69)|
|Scott Griffiths (30)||Phil Edwards (85)|
|Conor Hourihane (87)|
|Alexander MacDonald (89)|
|· Rosters: Plymouth Argyle | Rochdale|