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Exeter and Plymouth warm up for Devon derby with wins

Nick Chadwick secured the three points for Argyle with a 90th minute goal. Photo: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

LEAGUE TWO

  • PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 0 YORK CITY

Plymouth Argyle picked up their first win in ten matches at the expense of York City.

Both goals came at the end of each half. Just before the interval, Luke Young's corner was turned into his own net by Jamal Fyfield, who was under pressure from Rhys Griffiths and Darren Purse.

And after a few nervy moments, substitute Nick Chadwick confirmed the three points in the final minute - heading home from six yards after York goalkeeper Michael Ingham could only parry Young’s shot.

  • ROCHDALE 2 - 3 EXETER CITY
John O'Flynn scored twice in the first half at Spotland. Credit: Simon Galloway/EMPICS Sport

Exeter City survived a late scare to beat Rochdale at Spotland.

The Grecians had cruised into a 3-0 half-time lead, but the home side scored twice in the second half to make it an uncomfortable finish for the travelling fans.

Pat Baldwin gave City the lead midway through the first half, and the lead was doubled two minutes later. Liam Sercombe’s ball into the right channel found Jamie Cureton, and he cut back from the byline, to John O’Flynn who poked in from close range.

O'Flynn scored again before the break when Craig Woodman's cross deceived the goalkeeper and found its way through to Exeter's number 19.

Terry Gornell scored twice for Dale in the second half, but he was sent off in stoppage time for kicking out at Kevin Amankwaah, and Exeter held on for the win.

  • BRADFORD CITY 1 - 0 TORQUAY UNITED
Torquay's Brian Saah was sent off in the 35th minute. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Ten-man Torquay held out until five minutes from time, as Alan Connell's sweet volley won the game for fellow promotion hopefuls Bradford City.

United lost Billy Bodin through injury on the half hour, and it got worse five minutes later when Brian Saah received a straight red for a challenge on James Meredith.

Both teams hit the woodwork before half-time. Bodin's replacement Niall Thompson saw a shot come back off the post, and James Hanson's header hit the bar for Bradford.

Michael Poke made several excellent saves to deny the hosts, but he was unable to stop Connell's powerful volley late in the game.

LEAGUE ONE

  • YEOVIL TOWN 0 - 0 NOTTS COUNTY
Yeovil's Marek Stech kept a clean sheet as Yeovil and Notts County shared the points at Huish Park. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

This was an exciting contest, with both goalkeepers on top form to preserve their clean sheets.

In the first half Marek Stech denied Yoann Arquin, and Bartosz Bialkowski kept out Ed Upson's effort.

Bialkowski thwarted the Glovers again after the break. Dan Burn thought he had scored when his header from a Jamie McAllister corner was clawed away by the Polish keeper. Many Yeovil players claimed the ball had crossed the line.

County's Alan Judge was then denied by the post, and Paddy Madden volleyed at Bialkowski as neither side could break the deadlock.

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