LEAGUE ONE Plymouth Argyle 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1

argyle logo2013Substitute Sam Cosgrove’s stoppage time winner ensured Steven Schumacher's four-wins-on-the-spin Argyle stay top of League 1 following a thrilling success against third placed Wednesday on Tuesday. 

Exciting on-loan Birmingham City targetman Cosgrove looked to have scored in front of a rammed Devonport End in the 87th minute when his header to meet a far-post Conor Grant cross from the left smashed off the underside of the bar and appeared to cross the goal-line.

Cosgrove - on as a 66th minute replacement for Ryan Hardie - was then tumbled in the box but referee and assistant remained unmoved to the frustration of everyone in green.

The 25-year-old front man made no mistake with a bullet-like near post header in the first minute of stoppage time to greet fellow substitute Niall Ennis' pace driven cross from the left.

Hotshot Scottish striker Hardie got the greens off to a flying start against Darren Moore's high flying Owls with a superb third minute strike on the run after latching on to a defence-piercing Finn Azaz through ball.

The popular Argyle number nine took the ball in his stride and powered home a diagonal strike into the corner past full-stretch David Stockdale, who spent a successful spell on loan at Home Park back in 2010.

Wednesday responded almost immediately with another former Argyle loan success Tyreeq Bakinson putting Liam Palmer in on goal in the seventh minute and his left foot strike flew past home keeper Michael Cooper.

Stockdale then made a superb save to deny Hardie and then did superbly to keep out Morgan Whittaker’s goal-bound 37th minute shot.

At the other end Cooper was at his best, full stretch to deny Michael Smith as the striker swooped on goal in the opening exchanges of the second half, which carried on at the frenetic pace of the first.

Wednesday's Josh Windass beat Cooper but his shot come back off the post on 55 minutes.

Cooper then had to be at his best to keep out a thumping Marvin Johnson strike on 64 minutes as Wednesday pressed for a winner.

Both keepers had outstanding games with Cooper somehow, acrobatically keeping out a 71st minute Palmer effort and Stockdale then denying Adam Randell in the next counter attack.

It took something special to finally beat Stockdale and that came when six foot four powerhouse forward Cosgrove stooped to brilliantly steer home the winner - to the delight of all Pilgrims.

Attendance 16,831 (1,481 away)

SWSN Stars Michael Cooper/Sam Cosgrove 

Next up? Accrington Stanley, Home Park, Saturday 1500ko

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