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Bootham Crescent (ATT 4,682) 1st April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: T Harrington

York City York City vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

York City 2

A Chambers (20)
R Cresswell (29)

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Minstermen grab rare victory

Last Updated: 01/04/13 7:02pm

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Richard Cresswell: Grabbed rare Minstermen win

Richard Cresswell: Grabbed rare Minstermen win

Richard Cresswell helped York end a 16-game winless run with a 2-0 victory over Plymouth which keeps their survival hopes alive.

Ashley Chambers had already brought a terrific near-post stop out of Argyle stopper Jake Cole when he broke the deadlock in the 20th minute.

The winger started the move and then darted into the box where he got the ball back from Adam Reed via Cresswell's shin before dinking the opener over Cole.

The Pilgrims found themselves further behind nine minutes later courtesy of Cresswell, who was playing at Bootham Crescent for the first time since coming back to his former club on loan from Sheffield United.

From the hosts' corner, Luke Young managed to clear Tom Platt's header off the line but 35-year-old Cresswell was on hand to instinctively nod home.

Plymouth boss John Sheridan made three substitutions quickly after the break and Maxime Blanchard came close when he flashed a header past the far post.

However, the Minstermen were virtually untroubled as they recorded their first win since New Year's Day.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13