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Argyle move out of the drop zone

Jason Banton scored Argyle's second goal against Fleetwood. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

LEAGUE TWO

  • PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 2 - 1 FLEETWOOD TOWN

Plymouth Argyle have climbed out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win over promotion-chasing Fleetwood.

Paul Wotton gave The Pilgrims the lead from the penalty spot after Conor Hourihane was brought down by Jon Parkin in the box.

Jason Banton doubled the advantage shortly before half-time with a 25 yard shot.

The visitors pulled a goal back fifteen minutes from time, but Argyle held on for a vital three points, and were helped by Paul McKenna's sending off late in the game.

  • SOUTHEND UNITED 1 - 1 TORQUAY UNITED
Torquay United goal-scorer Joss Labadie takes on Southend's Matthew Lund at Roots Hall. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Torquay United picked up a useful point after falling behind at promotion-chasing Southend.

The Shrimpers went ahead in the 9th minute when Freddy Eastwood found space in the box to curl the ball beyond Michael Poke and into the corner of the net.

The Gulls equalised on the stroke of half-time when Joss Labadie tapped in from close range to score his second goal in three games since arriving on loan.

Five teams are level on 40 points at the foot of League Two.

Argyle's win lifts them out of the relegation zone. They're just one place below Torquay, but level on points. Five teams are all on 40 points at the foot of League Two.

  • EXETER CITY 4 - 1 BRADFORD CITY
Loan signing Lawson D'Ath, seen here playing for Cheltenham against Exeter, scored on his Grecians debut against Bradford. Credit: EMPICS Sport

Exeter City had a convincing win over League Cup finalists Bradford City.

Bantams 'keeper Matt Duke let a Craig Woodman corner slip into the net to give the Grecians an early lead.

New loan signing Lawson D'Ath headed home on his Exeter debut to double the advantage on the stroke of half-time.

Kyel Reid pulled a goal back for the visitors with eleven minutes left on the clock, but Paul Tisdale's men soon restored the two-goal cushion. John O'Flynn set up Scot Bennett who shot from outside the area.O'Flynn confirmed the win shortly after with a tap-in on the line.

Exeter move up to fifth in the table, three points from the automatic promotion places.

Exeter City move up two places to fifth.

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