Stat Pack - Part Two

In the last of a two-part series, our resident statistician, Statso, takes a look at the figures behind the Pilgrims' 2019/20 Sky Bet League Two promotion under manager Ryan Lowe.

In this article, Statso identifies 10 unique records from the Pilgrims' promotion campaign.

  1. A club record six 3-0 wins in a single season in just 37 matches (16.2%). The previous record was five in 1929-30 (46 matches), 1933-4 (42), 2001-2 (46) and 2014-15 (48).
  2. Best ever away win at Crewe, 3-0 on the opening day of the season, Saturday, August 3. Also, our joint best ever win against the Railwaymen.
  3. Best ever away win at Carlisle, also 3-0 on Saturday, January 11.
  4. Only the eighth time that we have recorded successive 3-0 victories (against Grimsby Town and Macclesfield Town in our last two matches of the season) and the first time since February 2005. We have never gone on to record a hat trick of 3-0 wins in successive matches – a record to break in the opening game of the 2020-21 season?
  5. Heaviest ever home defeat against Cheltenham Town, 0-2 on Saturday, September 21.
  6. No 1-1 draws at home for only the seventh time in the club’s history. The previous four times: 1951-2, 1985-6, 2001-2 and 2003-4 were also promotion seasons.
  7. First time since 1998-9 that we succeeded in not losing 0-1 at home.
  8. Completed the 2-2 double against Crawley Town, only the fifth time that this has happened in our history in the EFL. The previous occurrences were in 1934-5 against Bradford Park Avenue; in 1972-3 against Chesterfield; in 1974-5 against Brighton and Hove Albion and in 1976-7 against Oldham Athletic.
  9. Joint most 2-2 draws at home in a single season, four in just 19 matches. The other campaigns in which we have recorded four 2-2 draws at Home Park are 1937-8 (21 matches); 1953-4 (21); 1965-6 (21); 1976-7 (21) and 2008-9 (23).
  10. For the first time since the 1977-8 season, Argyle did not play a league game in London during the last campaign. This is only the third time this has happened since we entered the Football League in 1920 – the first time was in 1971-2, although we did play away to Chelsea in the League Cup that season. Even in the 1939-40 season, which was abandoned after just three matches, we managed to play away at Millwall.