Brown has Shots off to a flyer

Argyle defender Onismor Bhasera fouled Shots right winger Adam

Mekki and Brown met Anthony Tonkin’s pacy dead-ball delivery with a

textbook downward far-post header to beat home keeper Jake


Dean Holdsworth’s side forged further ahead when Josh Payne sent

Cole the wrong way from a 53rd minute penalty following a foul on

Shots striker Michael Rankine.

Plymouth midfielder Conor Hourihane came close to reducing the

deficit two minutes later when he scooped a 20 yard shot just over

the bar.

Hourihane also had a 49th minute effort blocked on the goal-line

by Aldershot’s Sonny Bradley.

Carl Fletcher’s side did their utmost to restore parity in the

first half. Argyle striker Nick Chadwick sent a 13th minute strike

just wide from 25 yards and visiting keeper Jamie Young spilled a

23rd minute speculative effort from Andres Gurrieri.