Ryan Brunt bags a brace as Plymouth cement second place
Recalled striker Ryan Brunt scored twice as Plymouth returned to promotion-winning form with a 3-0 home win over Mansfield.
Winger Gregg Wylde opened the scoring for the Greens with a brilliant shot from outside the box after 33 minutes.
Wylde clipped the ball up before smashing a volley past diving Stags goalkeeper Scott Shearer, who got a glove to the ball but could not stop it.
Plymouth surged 2-0 ahead three minutes later as Brunt scored from a penalty, awarded for a foul on Peter Hartley by fellow central defender Krystian Pearce.
On-loan Hibernian defender Jordon Forster's header, from a Graham Carey cross, crashed off the post as Plymouth went in search of a third goal.
At the other end, Ryan Tafazolli's header from a corner hit a Plymouth post.
Tafazolli went close with a looping header again at the start of the second half, which Brunt - on the home goal-line - headed up on to the underside of the crossbar and away to safety.
Brunt capped a fine display when he deftly turned substitute Jake Jervis' right-wing cross into the far corner.