Argyle so close to beating the league leaders

LEAGUE ONE

  • YEOVIL TOWN 1 - 0 HARTLEPOOL UNITED
Joe Edwards scored the only goal of the game as Yeovil beat Hartlepool 1-0 at Huish Park. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town ended a run of three straight defeats after beating bottom-of-the-table Hartlepool.

On-loan Bristol City youngster Joe Edwards scored the only goal of the game when he converted Sam Foley's cross in the 7th minute.

Hartlepool, whose last away win was at Huish Park eight months ago, had the better of the second half, and missed several good opportunities to equalise.

The Glovers were fortunate to come away with all three points, but substitutes Keanu Marsh-Brown and Reuben Reid also wasted chances to double Yeovil's lead.

LEAGUE TWO

  • PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 2 GILLINGHAM
Curtis Nelson gave Argyle the lead at Home Park. Credit: Steve Pond/EMPICS Sport

Plymouth Argyle were just minutes away from beating league leaders Gillingham at Home Park.

Curtis Nelson put Argyle ahead in the 33rd minute when the defender struck from close range following Jamie Lowry's corner.

Gillingham drew level just five minutes later when Ben Strevens scored from six yards.

The Pilgrims thought they had won the game when they regained the lead ten minutes from time. Luke Young latched onto a flick from substitute Nick Chadwick, to fire a shot into the roof of the net.

But former Argyle man Adam Barrett rescued a point for the top-of-the-table team with an 88th-minute header.

  • EXETER CITY 2 - 2 FLEETWOOD TOWN
Jamie Cureton scored Exeter City's first goal against Fleetwood at St James Park. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

Exeter City came from behind twice to draw with high-flying Fleetwood at St James Park.

Dean Howell’s free-kick from the right touchline in the 13th minute found the head of Steve McNulty, and the centre-half nodded past Artur Krysiak.

City drew level ten minutes later. Jamie Cureton and Alan Gow combined, with the Scotsman showing good skills before setting up the striker, who looped an effort into the top corner.

But the visitors were ahead again before half-time when former Rangers and Everton midfielder Barry Ferguson played in Barry Nicholson.

The Grecians equalised for the second time just before the hour-mark. Cureton was brought down in the area by Youl Mawene, and John O’Flynn blasted home the spot-kick.

Exeter could have won the game in the final minute, but Fleetwood goalkeeper Scott Davies saved well from Danny Coles.

  • OXFORD UNITED 0 - 0 TORQUAY UNITED
Goalkeeper Martin Rice kept a clean-sheet on his Torquay United debut. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Torquay United picked up a point in a goal-less draw at Oxford.

Martin Ling handed a debut to goalkeeper Martin Rice - who came in for the injured Michael Poke - and he repaid the manager's faith by keeping a clean-sheet.

The former Truro City man made several good saves and denied Peter Leven twice and James Constable in the second half.

The Gulls missed the fire-power of the suspended Rene Howe, but nearly won the game in injury time. Ashley Yeoman's cross found fellow sub Niall Thompson, but Andrew Whing just managed to divert the ball behind at point-blank range.