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No wins for the West Country's teams

Argyle goalscorer Jason Banton beats Gillingham's Steven Gregory at Priestfield. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Yeovil Town drew 0-0 at Hartlepool. Top scorer Paddy Madden came closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the bar in the first half.

The Glovers drop to fifth in the table, but they're still only three points away from the automatic promotion places after Swindon and Sheffield United both drew.


Exeter City picked up a point with a goal-less draw at Fleetwood, but it was so nearly all three. Jamie Cureton and John O'Flynn both had efforts cleared off the line late in the game.

The Grecians slip to 7th in the table, but are only three points from third-placed Burton, who occupy the final automatic promotion place.

Plymouth Argyle dropped back to the bottom of the Football League after losing 2-1 at Gillingham. Antonio German and Chris Whelpdale scored a goal in each half for the league leaders, before Jason Banton pulled a goal back in the 77th minute. Argyle are two points from safety.

Gillingham's Antonio German puts league leaders Gillingham ahead against Argyle. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Torquay United are now only one point and one place above the relegation places after a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Oxford. The visitors scored two goals in four minutes early in the second half through James Constable and a Damian Batt penalty, after Constable was fouled by Aaron Downes.

Downes soon made up for his error with a header to give Alan Knill's side hope, but Simon Heslop secured the three points for Oxford in the final minute.

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