Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher was pleased with his players' efforts despite losing 2-1 to Cheltenham at Whaddon Road Ground.
Argyle led through Conor Hourihane's low drive after half an hour, but Steve Elliott nodded Cheltenham level seven minutes later before substitute Kaid Mohamed bagged the winner in the 78th minute.
The result could have been different had Plymouth not had two shouts for penalties turned down after challenges by Elliott on Guy Madjo and Darren Purse.
"I am really disappointed because I thought we did great tonight," Fletcher said. "We totally dominated the second half and didn't look in any trouble at all. We stuck to our job well, kept the ball down and created numerous chances.
"We could have had two penalties, especially the first one which was a stonewall on Guy Madjo - that's a penalty and a sending-off, but that's the way it goes sometimes.
"I was a bit disappointed with the goals, but the lads can still be pleased with the way they played and some of the football we played was a job to watch. We will play worse and win games this season, that's for sure."