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Home Park (ATT 6,776) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Kettle

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Fleetwood Town Fleetwood

Plymouth 2

P Wotton (pen 25)
J Banton (39)

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Fleetwood 1

D Ball (75)
P McKenna (S/O 85)

Pilgrims earn vital victory

Last Updated: 16/03/13 6:11pm

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Paul Wotton: Scored from the spot

Paul Wotton: Scored from the spot

John Sheridan's resurgent Plymouth side moved out of League Two's bottom two with a 2-1 home win over Fleetwood.

The Pilgrims took a 25th minute lead when Paul Wotton thrashed the ball in from a penalty, awarded for a foul on skipper Conor Hourihane by Town target man Jon Parkin from a Andres Gurrieri corner.

The home side doubled their advantage in the 39th minute when Jason Banton drilled a low shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

Argyle keeper Jake Cole then made a brilliant reflex save to keep out Junior Brown's exquisite chest down from Alan Goodall's cross in first half stoppage time.

Fleetwood's David Ball reduced the deficit in the 75th minute when he latched on to a bouncing ball to power a left-foot volley past Cole from an angle.

And Cole went full stretch to flap over substitute Barry Nicholson's 18-yard strike that looked to be heading into the top corner as Fleetwood piled on the pressure.

The Cod Army were then reduced to 10 men in the 85th minute when Paul McKenna received a second yellow card.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39