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Sky Bet League 2

Home Park (ATT 8,210) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Whitestone

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Barnet Barnet

Plymouth 2

C Hourihane (36)
R Murray (49)

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Barnet 1

J Hyde (21)

Murray gives Argyle vital win

Last Updated: 02/03/13 5:33pm

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Ronan Murray: Match-winning strike

Ronan Murray: Match-winning strike

Ronan Murray struck his first goal for Plymouth Argyle to earn them a vital 2-1 home win over Barnet in the battle for survival in League Two.

The Ipswich loanee scored from close range three minutes after the break at Home Park on Saturday, after Barnet's defenders had charged down two shots on the six-yard box.

The visitors had taken the lead against the run of play in the 21st minute after player-head coach Edgar Davids swept a pass out to the left and Elliot Johnson's cross back into the penalty area was converted by Bees top scorer Jake Hyde.

Argyle continued to press and were rewarded when skipper Conor Hourihane scored a brilliant 36th-minute leveller, beating three players on the edge of the box before letting fly with a superb rising drive into the top corner.

In a nervous finish for both relegation-haunted sides, Argyle's Jake Cole made a vital 79th-minute point-blank stop to deny his former club. The keeper's save at the foot of his post denied Bees substitute Iffy Allen, who looked odds-on to score.

Bees keeper Graham Stack then made a superb close-range save to deny Argyle substitute Gozie Ugwu in stoppage time.

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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