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Albion through to B&I Cup quarter-finals

Plymouth Albion and Exeter Chiefs both won today.

Plymouth Albion have booked their place in the quarter-finals of the British and Irish Cup.

Albion finished top of their pool after a 34-23 victory at Nottingham.

Last night, the Cornish Pirates lost 27-23 at Ulster - the winning try was scored in the final minute.

And in the Heineken Cup, Exeter Chiefs won 19-13 at Cardiff Blues. Don Armand scored the Chiefs' only try of the game, with the rest of the points coming from the boot of Gareth Steenson.


FT: Exeter City 3 - 1 Plymouth Argyle

Exeter City have beaten local rivals Plymouth Argyle in this lunchtime's Devon derby at St James Park.

Arron Davies put the Grecians ahead in the 56th minute. The Pilgrims equalised 13 minutes later when Luke Young struck a free-kick past Artur Krysiak.

But Exeter scored twice in the last ten minutes through Alan Gow and Scot Bennett to secure the three points.


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Danny Butterfield could make his Exeter City debut at Fleetwood this afternoon. Credit: John Walton/EMPICS Sport

In today's football, Yeovil Town travel to bottom-of-the-table Bolton. The Glovers are two places above their opponents in the Championship.

Gary Johnson's men are looking for their first win since the opening day of the season.

In League Two, Plymouth Argyle are also playing a team at the foot of the table. After two straight defeats, the Pilgrims will be hoping to get back to winning ways against Accrington Stanley at Home Park.

Exeter City travel to Fleetwood with new signing Danny Butterfield expected to make his debut. The 33-year-old defender was a free agent after leaving Carlisle.

Torquay United cross the Severn Bridge to play league new-boys Newport County. Striker Adebayo Azeez could be handed a debut after signing on a one-month youth loan from Charlton.

You can follow your team's progress by clicking on the links below for live text updates. All games kick-off at 3pm.

Chief's Henry Slade could face his heroes this weekend

Exeter Chiefs entertain Leicester Tigers on Sunday at Sandy Park.

The reigning Premiership champions travel to Devon to face an Exeter side full of confidence after two successive victories.

20 year old Exeter Fly-half Henry Slade grew up watching many of the players he is likely to face if he comes off the replacements bench:

Argyle looking for a win this weekend

Plymouth Argyle are hoping to return to winning ways as they host Accrington Stanley at Home Park on Saturday.

Argyle had seen an improvement in their fortunes but back to back defeats halted that progress.

John Sheridan's side will seek a confidence boosting win ahead of the club's two biggest games of the season so far in the coming fortnight:

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