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Yeovil throw away two goal advantage to lose at league leaders

Sam Foley celebrates putting Yeovil 2-0 up at Tranmere. Photo: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE ONE

  • TRANMERE ROVERS 3 - 2 YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil Town threw away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 at top-of-the-table Tranmere.

Paddy Madden and Sam Foley put Yeovil 2-0 up within half an hour. But James Wallace pulled one back on the stroke of half-time and Jake Cassidy equalised six minutes into the second half.

Sam Foley scores Yeovil's second goal at Tranmere. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Tranmere got another boost when The Glovers had Joe Edwards sent off 17 minutes from time for a second bookable offence, and they made the extra man count as Danny Holmes got the winner five minutes later.

The win extended Tranmere's lead at the top to seven points after their two nearest rivals both slipped up.

Tranmere Rovers' Danny Holmes is congratulated on scoring the winning goal against Yeovil at Prenton Park. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE TWO

  • BARNET 1 - 4 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
Barnet joint head coach and player Edgar Davids (left) and their director of football Paul Fairclough. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Edgar Davids discovered just how big a challenge he faces at Barnet as his first match in charge at Underhill ended in a 4-1 home defeat to Plymouth.

The former Holland midfielder is the new joint head coach of the Football League's bottom club, his first managerial position.

But there was no fairytale start for the former Champions League and three-time Serie A winner.

His new side fell behind after just two minutes as Rhys Griffiths converted a penalty and Maxime Blanchard made it two after 11 minutes.

David Stephens pulled one back five minutes later, but Argyle ran away with it in the second half as further goals from Paris Cowan-Hall (62) and Luke Young (90) earned them a convincing win.

Maxime Blanchard scored Argyle's second goal at Barnet. Credit: Steve Pond/EMPICS Sport
  • TORQUAY UNITED 3 - 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY

Rene Howe's ninth goal of the season - his sixth in the last six league games - put Torquay on their way to victory at Plainmoor.

Howe put United ahead with a fifth-minute penalty after Michael Liddle handled in the area.

Padraig Amond levelled for the visitors in the 65th minute, but Billy Bodin's header put the Gulls back in front two minutes later.

And ten minutes from time, Lee Mansell made the points safe when he nodded in Kevin Nicholson's corner.

Torquay United's captain Lee Mansell scored his first goal of the season in the 3-1 win over Accrington. Credit: PA Wire
  • NORTHAMPTON TOWN 3 - 0 EXETER CITY

It's back-to-back defeats for Exeter City after suffering a heavy loss at Northampton.

Adebayo Akinfenwa volleyed the hosts in front in the 25th minute, and Kelvin Langmead doubled the advantage six minutes before half-time.

Arron Davies and Jamie Cureton missed chances to bring Exeter back into the match.

And late in the game, Alex Nicholls' header confirmed the three points for Aidy Boothroyd's men.

Alex Nicholls scored Northampton's third goal against Exeter. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

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