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The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

vis­i­tors who threat­ened first when cen­tre-half Guy Branston headed wide on four min­utes while a Michael Symes’ ef­fort that whis­tled over the bar was Bur­ton’s best chance.

Reuben Reid should have given Ply­mouth the lead straight af­ter the break but sliced his ef­fort over the bar from six yards and af­ter Symes saw a headed ef­fort dis­al­lowed for off­side, Pater­son grabbed the win­ner deep into added time.

The Pil­grims are just three points clear of the rel­e­ga­tion zone with three games to play.

And de­spite feel­ing his side de­served some­thing from the game, Ply­mouth man­ager John Sheri­dan be­moaned an in­abil­ity to keep pos­ses­sion of the ball late on which ul­ti­mately proved costly.

“It’s a shame be­cause I thought we def­i­nitely de­served some­thing out of the game,” said Sheri­dan.

“We had a right go in the sec­ond half, cre­ated a few op­por­tu­ni­ties and I thought we were the bet­ter team.

“I’m not look­ing for ex­cuses, but it’s just a bit of a downer when we take a cor­ner and they end up scor­ing a goal.

“We needed to be a bit clev­erer and keep the ball. It’s dif­fi­cult to speak when it hap­pens like that and that’s what hap­pens when you’re down at the bot­tom. “It would have been a mas­sive point for us and they’re a side go­ing up au­to­mat­i­cally and I thought we were the bet­ter team.”

DONE IT! Matt Pater­son cel­e­brates his win­ning goal


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