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Loan Round-Up: Matthews helps Argyle to victory

23 October 2017

Dave Rowntree/Plymouth Argyle

Goalkeeper Remi Matthews enjoyed the perfect debut for Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, keeping a clean sheet as they saw off AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One.

The Academy graduate joined Plymouth on a week-long emergency loan on Friday amid a goalkeeping injury crisis for Derek Adams' side, leaving him little time to become familar with his new teammates.

However, that didn't affect Matthews, with the stopper putting in an assured display as Joel Grant's strike gave Argyle an invaluable 1-0 away win.

His stay at Home Park may yet be extended, depending on the fitness status of The Pilgrims' other goalkeepers.

Despite victory, Plymouth remain bottom - in stark contrast to high-flying Shrewsbury Town who continued their stunning start to the season by defeating Fleetwood Town.

Aristote Nsiala's header with a minute remainging ensured they picked up a dramatic three points, meaning they now have collected a total of 37 from 15 unbeaten games.

Ben Godfrey and Carton Morris both started for Salop, with the latter substituted late on. Ebou Adams wasn't part of the hosts' matchday squad.

Elsewhere in the division, Harry Toffolo played the full match as Doncaster Rovers lost 3-0 at home to Walsall.

The game was level at the hour-mark, but two goals in quick succession from Erhun Oztumer took the game away from Toffolo's side before Kieron Morris added a third.

In Sky Bet League Two, Lincoln City were edged out as they slipped to a 1-0 loss at Cheltenham Town.

A 30th minute goal from Norwich-born forward Danny Wright settled the contest, with Sean Raggett playing the full 90 for The Imps.

Grimsby Town meanwhile were held to a 0-0 draw at Morecambe; City youngster Diallang Jaiyesimi featuring for the final 20 minutes for the away side.

A tier further down, Michee Efete played the full match as Torquay United drew 1-1 at Halifax Town.

Both goals came in the second period, George Waring's opener for the hosts being cancelled out by Jamie Reid's header.

Fellow defender Louis Ramsay was absent for Woking through injury as they were beaten 2-0 at Bromley.

Further afield, Limerick secured their place in next season's League of Ireland Premier Division with a 2-2 home draw against Galway United.

City's Joe Crowe featured as a substitute, following his Man of the Match performance last time out.

Finally, Henry Pollock started for Norwich United as they went down to a 4-0 defeat at Haringey Borough.


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