GOALS from David Ball and Junior Brown and an own goal from Curtis Nelson eased Fleetwood to victory at Highbury.
Ball got the last touch following an audacious overhead effort by Barry Ferguson to beat Rene Gilmartin in the Argyle goal after just 90 seconds.
But Fleetwood would have to wait more than an hour to grab their second.
Argyle skipper Darren Purse was handed a straight red after tangling with Jamie McGuire - Town taking almost immediate advantage when Curtis Nelson turned a Curtis Obeng cross into his own net.
Junior Brown pounced at the back post deep into injury time to make it three for Fleetwood.