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The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground (ATT 3,241) 9th February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: F Graham

Aldershot Aldershot Town vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

Aldershot 1

P Vincenti (11)

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Plymouth 2

J Banton (5, 40)

Banton seals Pilgrims victory

Last Updated: 09/02/13 7:28pm

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Jason Banton: Two-goal hero

Jason Banton: Two-goal hero

Jason Banton's brace secured a 2-1 victory which eased Plymouth Argyle's relegation fears and piled more misery on Aldershot.

Banton, who joined on a one-month loan deal from Crystal Palace in the January transfer window, opened the scoring after just five minutes of Saturday's League Two clash at the Recreation Ground with a low 25-yard drive that took a slight deflection and wrong-footed Jamie Young.

Aldershot hit back in the 11th minute when an unmarked Peter Vincenti tapped in from eight yards after Jake Cole had saved Danny Hylton's effort.

In a rare moment of quality, Vincenti controlled a long cross-field pass beautifully but his quick shot from the edge of the box was saved by Cole with half an hour gone.

And just as Aldershot looked to be taking control, they were caught on the counter-attack. Reuben Reid crossed for Banton, who coolly cut inside and curled the ball past Young for his second goal with 40 minutes gone.

Aldershot did their best to up the ante after the break and almost levelled on the hour when Danny Rose struck a post with a sweetly struck volley from just outside the area.

The hosts continued to press and Hylton somehow managed to slice a volley over the bar from six yards out in the 81st minute as Argyle held out to leapfrog the Shots, who drop into League Two's relegation zone.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12