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Home Park (ATT 10,126) 1st January 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Torquay United Torquay

Plymouth 2

C Lavery (60)
L Alessandra (85)

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Torquay 0

Pilgrims earn derby spoils

Last Updated: 01/01/14 6:38pm

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Lewis Alessandra: Bagged Plymouth's second

Lewis Alessandra: Bagged Plymouth's second

Resurgent Plymouth beat Devon rivals Torquay 2-0 in front of 10,126 at Home Park on New Year's Day.

Lewis Alessandra chested in skipper Conor Hourihane's 85th-minute cross from the left for Plymouth's second goal which sealed all three points and local bragging rights.

On-loan Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery had earlier fired Argyle ahead with a superbly-taken first-time strike on the hour.

He could have doubled his tally three minutes later after United goalkeeper Michael Poke saved Reuben Reid's goal-bound shot.

The ball fell invitingly to Lavery - on three goals in four starts - but his measured side-footed shot from 10 yards was cleared off the goal-line by on-loan Blackburn centre-back Anthony O'Connor.

In between, United's Jordan Chapell tested Argyle 'keeper Luke McCormick with his second 30-yard effort of the second half.

United striker Karl Hawley sent a scissor kick just wide after 68 minutes as Torquay's second Devon derby in four days swung from end to end.

In the first half, Poke palmed over Alessandra's 11th-minute dipping strike and soon after denied Reid when the striker raced through one-on-one.

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2 Portsmouth 4 10
3 Cheltenham Town 4 10
4 Burton Albion 4 10
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6 Shrewsbury Town 4 8
7 Bury 4 7
8 Southend United 4 7
9 AFC Wimbledon 4 7
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12 Luton Town 4 5
13 Northampton Town 4 5
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15 Tranmere Rovers 4 4
16 York City 4 4
17 Cambridge United 4 4
18 Stevenage 4 4
19 Hartlepool United 4 3
20 Carlisle United 4 2
21 Exeter City 4 2
22 Newport County AFC 4 1
23 Accrington Stanley 4 1
24 Oxford United 4 0