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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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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