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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

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Derby County 34 65
2 Middlesbrough 34 63
3 Norwich City 34 62
4 Watford 34 62
5 Bournemouth 34 60
6 Ipswich Town 34 60
7 Brentford 34 58
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 34 57
9 Nottingham Forest 34 50
10 Sheffield Wednesday 34 46
11 Blackburn Rovers 34 45
12 Charlton Athletic 34 42
13 Birmingham City 34 42
14 Huddersfield Town 34 42
15 Cardiff City 34 41
16 Leeds United 34 41
17 Bolton Wanderers 34 40
18 Reading 34 40
19 Fulham 34 39
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 34 37
21 Rotherham United 34 37
22 Millwall 34 31
23 Wigan Athletic 34 28
24 Blackpool 34 22

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