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Argyle victorious in the Devon derby

Jason Banton scored the only goal of the game as Plymouth Argyle beat local rivals Exeter City at Home Park. Photo: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire



Plymouth Argyle were victorious in this afternoon's Devon derby. Jason Banton scored the only goal of the game - his sixth goal for the Pilgrims.

Exeter's Jamie Cureton had the first real chance of the match, but sliced his shot high and wide.

Banton was looking lively and broke the deadlock in first half stoppage time when he fired in from 25 yards after creating space for himself.

Cureton missed another chance from eight yards as Argyle held on for the win, sending the majority of the 13,251 crowd - the highest League Two crowd of the season - home very happy.

It's Argyle's third straight win and lifts them to 20th in the table - four points away from the drop zone. Exeter stay seventh, occupying the final play-off place, and are four points clear of Fleetwood.

Elliot Benyon was in the thick of the action at Sixfields. Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Torquay United were beaten by a late goal at promotion chasing Northampton.

The home side piled on the pressure in the last few minutes and were rewarded with the only goal of the game. Chris Hackett's cross was headed in by Roy O'Donovan in the 85th minute.

It was cruel on the Gulls who had worked hard all evening, and had decent claims for a penalty turned down when Elliott Benyon was hauled down in the box by Lee Collins.

Benyon almost snatched a late equaliser, but the striker was denied by a great save from goalkeeper Lee Nicholls. Rene Howe also had a goal ruled out for offside in stoppage time.


Yeovil boss Gary Johnson felt his side should've had at least one penalty. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

It ended in stalemate at Huish Park as Yeovil and League One play-off rivals Walsall failed to conjure a goal in a game of few clear cut scoring chances.

A Dan Burn header that went wide was the closest Yeovil came to breaking the first half deadlock, while Febian Brandy drew a good save from goalkeeper Marek Stech and Jamie Paterson curled a shot just off target from Walsall's best openings.

Brandy, Will Grigg and Craig Westcarr had second half opportunities to win it for the visitors but Yeovil will feel they were robbed of the chance to end a run of five games without a victory when referee Tim Robinson turned down a strong penalty appeal for a challenge on James Hayter.

The Glovers stay seventh, a point outside the play-off places.

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