Fleetwood 2-0 Plymouth: Jason Holt, Ash Hunter on target
Last Updated: 16/03/19 7:10pm
Fleetwood kept their faint hopes of a late play-off charge alive with a 2-0 win over Plymouth.
Second-half goals from Jason Holt and Ash Hunter moved 10th-placed Town to within five points of Doncaster in sixth with eight games to go.
The defeat leaves Argyle still looking over their shoulder, with Derek Adams' men just three points above the drop zone.
There were chances galore at Highbury but neither Fleetwood nor Plymouth could find a goal in the first half to brighten a grey day on the Fylde coast.
Fleetwood's Paddy Madden, Lewie Coyle and Ross Wallace all had chances, with the man who felled Town at Home Park, Freddie Ladapo, testing Alex Cairns up the other end.
Graham Carey also tried his luck but there was no separating the two sides at the break.
Fleetwood upped the ante in the second half with Madden, Wes Burns and Ched Evans all going close.
But it was an unlikely man who got the opener with Holt scoring his first league goal for the club as he converted Madden's cross at the back stick in the 77th minute.
Town made it two just minutes later as Hunter pounced on Burns' cross in the six-yard box in the 80th minute just two minutes after coming off the bench.