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Home Park (ATT 14,918) 26th February 2005 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: A Kaye

Plymouth Plymouth Argyle vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Crewe 0

Pilgrims ease past Railwaymen

By Mark Kendall.   Last Updated: 26/02/05 6:45pm

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Plymouth pulled further away from the relegation zone with a resounding 3-0 win over Crewe - their second home success of the week.

Paul Wotton, Dexter Blackstock and Scott Taylor were on the scoresheet as Crewe - who played the entire second half with ten men following Steven Foster's dismissal - ended the game well beaten.

David Norris had already seen a long-range effort fly narrowly wide when the hosts hit the front midway through the first period.

Recent signing Nick Chadwick latched on to Clayton Ince's parry and squared for Wotton (pictured) to fire home from 18 yards.

Crewe struggled to find a way back into the game, and their task was made even harder when Foster received his marching orders for tugging back Chadwick as he closed on goal three minutes before the break.

However, the ten men started the second half brightly and Kenny Lunt saw a decent volley from range saved by Luke McCormick.

Substitute Dexter Blackstock gave the hosts some breathing space on 68 minutes shortly after coming on.

The on-loan Southampton hit-man shot home crisply from the edge of the box for his second goal in as many games.

Luke Varney could have given Crewe late hope, but put a header wide ten minutes from time.

The Pilgrims put a gloss on the scoreline when Taylor - another substitute - prodded home from close range in injury time to notch his first goal since his move from Blackpool.

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Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Norwich City 10 20
2 Nottingham Forest 10 20
3 Watford 10 20
4 Derby County 10 19
5 Ipswich Town 10 18
6 Charlton Athletic 10 18
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 10 18
8 Middlesbrough 10 17
9 Sheffield Wednesday 10 16
10 Reading 10 15
11 Blackburn Rovers 10 14
12 Leeds United 10 14
13 Brentford 10 14
14 Cardiff City 10 13
15 Bournemouth 10 12
16 Millwall 10 11
17 Rotherham United 10 11
18 Huddersfield Town 10 11
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 10 10
20 Birmingham City 10 10
21 Wigan Athletic 10 9
22 Fulham 10 7
23 Bolton Wanderers 10 5
24 Blackpool 10 3

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