Match Of The Week: Scunthorpe United 2-1 Plymouth Argyle

As if by stealth, the end of the season is creeping up on us. League matches now all hold a degree of greater significance, but the finite nature of the season doesn’t feel so obvious until the last few weeks. At the bottom of the Championship, things are as tight as ever. There is a gap at the bottom of the table between Plymouth Argyle, Peterborough United and the rest, but either of them could yet, with a burst of form, drag themselves clear of the foot of the table. For Plymouth, there is a chance to make up a bit of the gap this weekend, though with a trip to Lincolnshire to play Scunthorpe United. Scunthorpe were the suprise package of last year’s League One play-offs, and this season has been just about as tough as they might have feared. They go into this afternoon’s match one place above Plymouth, but they were swatted aside like an inconvient insect by divisional leaders Newcastle United on Tuesday night and are without a win since the sixteenth of February. Plymouth, meanwhile, are making a decent fist of trying to scramble to safety. They beat Bristol City with an injury time winner but they have only lost won of their last four matches. They are still adrift at the foot of the table, but they are still in touch. The weather...

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