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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 Burton Albion 33 64
2 Shrewsbury Town 32 61
3 Wycombe Wanderers 32 59
4 Luton Town 32 55
5 Southend United 32 54
6 Plymouth Argyle 32 52
7 Bury 32 52
8 Newport County AFC 32 50
9 Stevenage 32 48
10 AFC Wimbledon 32 45
11 Northampton Town 32 44
12 Morecambe 32 44
13 Portsmouth 32 43
14 Exeter City 33 43
15 Accrington Stanley 32 43
16 Cambridge United 32 38
17 Oxford United 32 37
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 32 37
19 Mansfield Town 32 35
20 Tranmere Rovers 32 34
21 Carlisle United 32 33
22 York City 32 32
23 Cheltenham Town 32 31
24 Hartlepool United 32 24