Andy Williams grabbed the only goal of the game as Yeovil beat Plymouth to move out of the League One drop zone.
The visitors had the better of the first half but Rory Fallon was denied by Yeovil goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.
Yeovil took the lead midway through the second half when Williams finished from 12 yards after Andy Welsh's fine cross.
Plymouth, who have now lost three in a row, were reduced to 10 men in injury time when Yannick Bolasie was sent off for a dangerous challenge on Henderson.
Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Points West:
"We had a month in [the relegation zone] without playing so it's really good to get out, and we've known the job that we needed to do."
"For me the change around of seeing in the home end a banner saying 'We believe' shows the fans are very much on board with me.
"A lot of teams before Christmas were saying we had a soft underbelly and were a good footballing side that could be turned over, but now they're having to come to Huish Park and work really, really hard."
Plymouth Argyle manager Peter Reid told BBC Radio Devon: "At the moment we can't get a goal.
"We're creating chances but can't stick it in the back of the net.
"We're just not getting the rub of the green or we're not clinical enough in front of goal."
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Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Npower League One
A Williams 66
06 Smith yellow card
16 Upson (Russell 57)
07 A Williams
10 Bowditch (S Williams 79)
12 Johnson (Tutte 71)
09 S Williams
04 Fletcher yellow card
19 Bolasie red card
Ref: LiningtonAtt: 5,208
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+5:16 The referee brings the game to a close.
90:00+4:02 Yannick Bolasie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Henderson. Stephen Henderson restarts play with
the free kick.
90:00+4:02 Sent off Red card for Yannick Bolasie.
90:00+2:19 Carl Fletcher is adjudged to have handled the ball. Alex Russell restarts play with the free kick.
90:00+2:19 Booking Caution for Carl Fletcher.
90:00+0:17 The referee blows for offside against Rory Fallon. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
89:33 Chris Clark fouled by Nathan Smith, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Clark.
88:49 Foul by Andrew Welsh on Karl Duguid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Button.
88:08 Andrew Williams takes a shot. Save by David Button.
87:31 Yannick Bolasie produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.
84:53 Unfair challenge on Sam Williams by Carl Fletcher results in a free kick. Alex Russell takes the indirect free kick.
84:27 The ball is crossed by Karl Duguid, save made by Stephen Henderson.
83:14 Yannick Bolasie produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
81:55 Foul by Nathan Smith on Carl Fletcher, free kick awarded. David Button takes the indirect free kick.
81:55 Booking Booking for Nathan Smith for unsporting behaviour.
79:57 Corner from the left by-line taken by Yannick Bolasie, Paul Huntington manages to make a clearance.
79:28 Kari Arnason takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
79:10 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Welsh on Yannick Bolasie. Yannick Bolasie restarts play with the free kick.
78:22 Rory Patterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Smith. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
78:22 Substitution Dean Bowditch leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Williams.
75:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Luke Ayling. Andrew Welsh takes the free kick.
74:23 Shot from long distance by Andrew Welsh misses to the right of the target.
74:12 Dean Bowditch produces a cross, Karl Duguid makes a clearance.
71:13 Andrew Welsh takes the outswinging corner, Curtis Nelson manages to make a clearance.
70:17 Substitution (Yeovil) makes a substitution, with Andrew Tutte coming on for Oli Johnson.
70:05 The ball is sent over by Andrew Williams.
69:52 Yannick Bolasie is ruled offside. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
67:09 Chris Clark takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
65:34 Assist by Andrew Welsh.
65:34 GOAL - Andrew Williams:Yeovil 1 - 0 Plymouth A goal is scored by Andrew Williams from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Yeovil 1-0 Plymouth.
64:39 Corner taken by Andrew Welsh played to the near post, Carl Fletcher makes a clearance.
64:08 Unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Chris Clark results in a free kick. Andrew Welsh crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed
from left wing, Marcel Seip manages to make a clearance.
63:48 Nathan Smith sends in a cross, clearance by Curtis Nelson.
62:24 Effort by Rory Patterson from a long way out goes over the crossbar.
61:40 The referee blows for offside against Max Ehmer. Free kick taken by David Button.
60:43 Paul Huntington challenges Yannick Bolasie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcel Seip.
59:56 Andrew Williams sends in a cross, save by David Button.
59:10 Yannick Bolasie produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
57:30 Dean Bowditch takes a shot. David Button makes a save.
56:07 Substitution Edward Upson goes off and Alex Russell comes on.
55:45 Shot by Dean Bowditch from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
55:35 Centre by Andrew Williams, save by David Button.
53:45 The ball is delivered by Nathan Smith, David Button fouled by Dean Bowditch, the ref awards a free kick. David Button takes
the free kick.
52:33 Corner from the left by-line taken by Andrew Welsh, Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
47:19 Rory Fallon takes a shot.
45:40 The referee blows for offside against Rory Fallon. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
45:02 The official flags Dean Bowditch offside. David Button restarts play with the free kick.
45:01 The referee gets the second half started.
45:00+0:42 The referee calls an end to the first half.
44:09 The assistant referee signals for offside against Rory Fallon. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
43:28 Shot by Rory Fallon from outside the box goes over the target.
42:04 Andrew Williams fouled by Marcel Seip, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Welsh.
40:42 Foul by Rory Fallon on Paul Huntington, free kick awarded. Stephen Henderson takes the indirect free kick.
39:47 Kari Arnason delivers the ball, save by Stephen Henderson.
36:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Smith by Stephane Zubar. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andrew Welsh,
Kari Arnason manages to make a clearance.
36:19 Luke Ayling crosses the ball, Stephane Zubar makes a clearance.
35:41 The ball is sent over by Luke Ayling, save by David Button.
32:37 The official flags Andrew Williams offside. David Button takes the indirect free kick.
27:40 Rory Patterson takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.
26:55 Chris Clark takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Paul Huntington.
26:27 Centre by Kari Arnason, Rory Fallon takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Henderson.
25:55 Corner taken right-footed by Andrew Williams from the right by-line, Curtis Nelson makes a clearance.
25:40 Edward Upson takes a shot. Blocked by David Button.
19:23 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kari Arnason on Max Ehmer. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.
15:35 Kari Arnason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Ayling. Indirect free kick taken by Andrew Welsh.
13:43 Dean Bowditch delivers the ball, Header by Andrew Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
13:29 The ball is sent over by Andrew Welsh, Curtis Nelson manages to make a clearance.
12:07 Kari Arnason has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
11:37 Luke Ayling concedes a free kick for a foul on Kari Arnason. Free kick taken by Rory Patterson.
8:02 Andrew Welsh concedes a free kick for a foul on Rory Patterson. Free kick crossed by Chris Clark, Luke Ayling manages to
make a clearance.
7:03 Andrew Williams crosses the ball, clearance by Curtis Nelson.
6:16 Unfair challenge on Karl Duguid by Andrew Welsh results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Marcel Seip.
2:01 Rory Fallon concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Smith. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.
0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
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