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Home Park (ATT 6,547) 2nd November 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Christopher Powell

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Northampton Town Northamptn

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L Alessandra (90)

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Last Updated: 02/11/13 6:19pm

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Lewis Alessandra: Man of the match

Lewis Alessandra: Man of the match

Lewis Alessandra crowned a man-of-the-match performance with a last-minute goal as Plymouth beat Northampton 1-0 at Home Park.

Alessandra had twice gone close in the final five minutes before latching on to Reuben Reid's throughball and slotting past Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Duke.

Plymouth's Curtis Nelson could easily have scored at both ends in the first half.

The young defender headed the ball on to his own post in the 21st minute following Chris Hackett's cross before forcing a crucial save from Duke with a first-time strike direct from Alessandra's corner.

Argyle 'keeper Luke McCormick made a superb save to palm over Luke Norris' angled strike on the run at the start of the second half.

Duke did well to turn Reid's goalbound 20-yard shot around a post after it took a late deflection.

Substitute Paul Hayes sent the ball across the face of Northampton's goal and although Alessandra lunged in to get a touch it was not enough.

Seconds later Alessandra sent Duke full stretch with a measured 20-yard strike.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
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1 Wycombe Wanderers 20 41
2 Burton Albion 22 40
3 Shrewsbury Town 20 37
4 Luton Town 20 37
5 Southend United 21 35
6 Plymouth Argyle 20 34
7 Newport County AFC 20 34
8 Exeter City 21 34
9 Bury 20 30
10 Morecambe 20 30
11 Cambridge United 21 29
12 Accrington Stanley 20 29
13 Portsmouth 21 27
14 AFC Wimbledon 20 27
15 Stevenage 20 25
16 Northampton Town 20 24
17 Oxford United 20 24
18 Cheltenham Town 20 24
19 Mansfield Town 20 23
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 20 21
21 Tranmere Rovers 22 20
22 York City 20 19
23 Carlisle United 20 18
24 Hartlepool United 20 12