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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 Derby County 13 26
2 Watford 13 25
3 Middlesbrough 13 23
4 Wolverhampton Wanderers 13 23
5 Norwich City 13 22
6 Nottingham Forest 13 22
7 Charlton Athletic 13 22
8 Bournemouth 13 21
9 Ipswich Town 13 20
10 Cardiff City 13 19
11 Blackburn Rovers 13 19
12 Brentford 13 19
13 Sheffield Wednesday 13 18
14 Rotherham United 13 16
15 Leeds United 13 16
16 Huddersfield Town 13 16
17 Reading 13 15
18 Millwall 13 14
19 Wigan Athletic 13 12
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 13 12
21 Birmingham City 13 11
22 Fulham 13 11
23 Bolton Wanderers 13 8
24 Blackpool 13 6

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