Argyle took another giant step towards the Championship last night as they despatched a Bristol Rovers side in the cauldron of another sold-out Home Park.
The visitors were reduced to 10 men after Antony Evans received his marching orders with a second yellow card on 26 minutes, but in truth The Gas had never looked like leaving Plymouth with any points even with a full complement of players.
Rovers held on until half time, but within six minutes of the restart, an outrageous Niall Ennis bicycle kick had put the Pilgrims in front. Five minutes later, Macaulay Gillesphey met a Matt Butcher corner with a glancing header past the Bristol custodian and Argyle were on their way to another vital three points.
A date with destiny awaits on Saturday, with only Burton Albion standing between the Greens and a place in the second tier of English football.