ARGYLE will be hoping for a lucrative FA Cup third round tie against Premier League opposition after beating Welling United at Home Park on Saturday afternoon.
The Pilgrims will be ball number 58 in the televised draw, which takes place at around 4.10pm on Sunday.
Argyle had taken a 3-0 lead within 23 minutes when they beat Lincoln City 5-0 at Home Park in a FA Cup first round replay last month.
This time, it took them 21 minutes to open up the same margin, after goals from Andres Gurrieri, Curtis Nelson and Lewis Alessandra put them in control.
Unlike Lincoln, Welling did not fold and they were rewarded for a good start to the second half when striker Ross Lafayette scored in the 53rd minute.
Welling continued to dominate and had a couple of good chances to further cut Argyle's lead.
It was a far from comfortable second half for the Pilgrims, who lost goalkeeper Jake Cole to an injury and he was replaced by Luke McCormick.
It remained 3-1 until full-time, but the Football Conference Premier visitors could take credit for their spirited display.
Argyle's starting line-up for the FA Cup second round tie showed two changes from the 1-0 home defeat by Burton Albion in League Two last Saturday.
Cole continued his record of playing for the Pilgrims in all of their cup ties this season as he replaced McCormick.
Durrell Berry returned from a knee injury, with on-loan Bury winger Tope Obadeyi ruled out by a hamstring trouble.
Argyle did not have an out-and-out striker among their seven substitutes.
Sheffield Wednesday would not allow loan signing Caolan Lavery to play for the Pilgrims in the FA Cup.
Strikers Nick Chadwick and Tyler Harvey are both out on loan at the moment while Matt Lecointe and Marvin Morgan have long-term injuries.
Argyle switched to a 3-5-2 system, with Gurrieri playing behind the attacking duo of Alessandra and Reuben Reid.
Welling went with a 4-1-4-1 formation and tried to make it difficult for Argyle to open them up.
However, it took the League Two hosts 13 minutes to take the lead with a fine finish from Gurrieri.
He was released by a pass from Reid and strode into the box before slotting past 'keeper Lee Butcher.
It was only Gurrieri's third goal in 47 career appearances for Argyle and was the platform for them to really take the cup tie to Welling.
It was 2-0 in the 18th minute when the visitors failed to clear a deep free-kick from Argyle captain Conor Hourihane into the penalty area and Nelson shot low into the net.
Reid fired narrowly wide and Alessandra had a low drive kicked away for a corner by Butcher before the Pilgrims went 3-0 up in the 21st minute.
Midfielder Luke Young crossed into the penalty area after a short corner and Alessandra scored with a flicked header.
It was Alessandra's sixth goal of the campaign, and the fifth in cup competitions.
Welling had to wait until the half hour mark for their first chance of the contest when left-back Baily Cargill fired a free-kick over the bar from 18 yards out.
Reid had a great chance to put Argyle 4-0 up after a good run and cut back from Alessandra in the 38th minute but his sidefoot attempt was blocked by defender Blaine Hudson.
Moments later, Cole made an excellent save to claw away a powerful shot from Welling midfielder Alex Dyer for a corner.
It was 3-0 at half-time but, despite this, Welling made a positive start to the second period, with captain Lee Clarke sending one shot over the bar.
The visitors also forced a couple of early corners and deservedly cut their deficit in the 53rd minute.
Argyle centre-back Neal Trotman stumbled over and Lafayette was clean through.
The Welling striker delayed his shot but kept his composure and fired low past Cole into the net.
Argyle almost conceded a second goal in the 60th minute as they came under pressure.
This time, Clarke delicately chipped the ball over Cole but the ball landed on top of the netting, much to the Pilgrims' relief.
Argyle did not have a second half shot on target until the 66th minute when Butcher spilled Hourihane's long range shot and conceded a corner.
Welling's Kurtis Guthrie was booked in the 69th minute when he slid into Cole as he tried to get onto a loose ball in the box.
Cole had lengthy treatment on the pitch but could not continue, so McCormick came off the bench to replace him.
Argyle struggled to come up with any attacks as they could not retain possession of the ball for any length of time.
Welling applied a lot of pressure, and the Pilgrims did not aid their cause by conceding several free-kicks in their own territory.
Argyle defended better in the closing stages, though, as they secured a place in the third round.
ARGYLE: Jake Cole (Luke McCormick 73 mins); Maxime Blanchard (Rommy Boco 64 mins), Neal Trotman, Curtis Nelson; Durrell Berry, Luke Young (Dominic Blizzard 80 mins), Andres Gurrieri, Conor Hourihane, Jamie Reckord; Reuben Reid, Lewis Alessandra.
Substitutes (not used): Andre Blackman, Guy Branston, Paul Wotton, Hamza Bencherif.
WELLING: Lee Butcher; De'Reece Vanderhyde, Blaine Hudson, Fraser Franks, Baily Cargill; Jake Gallagher (Harry Beautyman 81 mins); Kurtis Guthrie, Alex Dyer, Lee Clarke, Joe Healy (Luis Cumbers 81 mins); Ross Lafayette.
Substitutes (not used): Doug Bergqvist, Jamie Turner (gk), Callum Webb, Sam Corne, Josh Ekim.
REFEREE: Steve Bratt (West Midlands)
ATTENDANCE: 4,706 (215 away)
GOALS – Argyle: Gurrieri 13 mins, Nelson 18 mins, Alessandra 21 mins; Welling: Lafayette 53 mins