Plymouth Argyle put five past Third Division Fulham as they eased in the second round of the FA Cup at Home Park this afternoon.

Former Fulham midfielder Ronnie Mauge put the Pilgrims ahead midway through the first half and Fulham’s task is made far harder by the award of a contentious penalty ten minutes into the second half. Mickey Evans beats Tony Lange from the spot and, although Micky Adams’ men battle to keep the scoreline respectable, they are undone by three further goals in the final twelve minutes. Evans scores his second of the afternoon before substitutes Adrian Littlejohn and Carlo Corazzin rub salt into Fulham’s wounds.

Adams was not impressed with the refereeing afterwards but stressed his priority is steering the Cottagers to promotion – something which might become easier with the Whites out of both cup competitions.

PLYMOUTH ARGYLE: Grobbelaar; James, Heathcote (Saunders 85), Curran, Williams, Mauge, Leadbitter (Corazzin 86), Barlow, Billy, Evans, Illman (Littejohn 86).

BOOKED: Williams, Mauge, Barlow.

GOALS: Mauge (38), Evans (pen 54, 78), Littlejohn (80), Corazzin (86).

FULHAM: Lange, Watson, Herrera, Cullip, Blake, Cusack, Carpenter, Cockerill (Brooker 70), Morgan, Scott, Freeman, Conroy. Subs (not used): Angus, Thomas.

BOOKED: Cullip, Scott, Blake, Cusack, Conroy.