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Club record eighth win in a row for the Glovers

Yeovil Town won for a club record eighth time in a row. Exeter City beat Accrington Stanley on Friday night, but Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United both lost by a single goal.

LEAGUE ONE

  • YEOVIL TOWN 3 - 0 SCUNTHORPE UNITED
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson can celebrate a new club record. Credit: PA Wire

Yeovil Town have broken a club record with an impressive eighth win in a row.

Scunthorpe goalkeeper Sam Slocombe tried his best to keep out the Glovers early in the first half, making saves from Sam Foley and Joe Edwards.

Yeovil went ahead in the 26th minute after Slocombe had tipped over another Foley effort. From the resulting corner, Byron Webster headed home his fourth goal of the season.

The 4,100 crowd had to wait until the 72nd minute for the next goal. Sam Foley was brought down in the area and James Hayter coolly slotted home his twelfth goal of the campaign from the penalty spot.

The convincing win was wrapped up four minutes later. Joe Edwards crossed for Paddy Madden, who tapped home for his tenth goal in seven games, his 17th of the season and the seventh successive match he has scored in.

Gary Johnson's men are now third in the table, just one point off top spot.

LEAGUE TWO

  • PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 0 - 1 OXFORD UNITED
James Constable scored the only goal of the game as Oxford beat Plymouth at Home Park. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

John Sheridan suffered his first defeat as Plymouth boss, after Argyle lost at home to Oxford United.

James Constable scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute - tapping in his 11th goal of the season by diverting Damian Batt's angled drive past Jake Cole.

Reuben Reid had Argyle's best chance, but Jake Wright cleared the striker's header off the line.

The Pilgrims are 21st in the table, but just one point above the drop zone.

  • ROCHDALE 1 - 0 TORQUAY UNITED
Rhys Bennett scored the only goal as Torquay lost at Rochdale. Credit: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport

Torquay United suffered their fourth straight defeat as Keith Hill secured his first win in his second spell as Rochdale manager.

Rhys Bennett scored the only goal of the match in the 18th minute. The right-back was first to react after Michael Poke had parried his initial shot.

United's best chances fell to Rene Howe and Billy Bodin but neither could hit the target.

The Gulls have now slipped down to 19th in the table.

  • EXETER CITY 2 - 0 ACCRINGTON STANLEY
Exeter City substitute came off the bench to score both goals against Accrington Stanley. Credit: EMPICS Sport

On Friday night, Exeter City beat Accrington Stanley to move into the League Two automatic promotion places - albeit for 24 hours.

Substitute Jimmy Keohane came off the bench to score two late goals. His first came in the 79th minute when he met Tommy Doherty's pass and buried the ball into the roof of the net.

And three minutes later, Jamie Cureton capitalised on a mistake by the Accrington goalkeeper to lay the ball back to Keohane, who made no mistake.

Saturday's results mean Paul Tisdale's side drop down to fifth.

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