Plymouth Argyle Promoted with Possibility of Topping the Table

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Charlie Bertram recaps on what could be a fantastic victory season for Plymouth Argyle. 

After a spectacular 6-1 win against Newport, Plymouth Argyle are officially moving up to League One alongside Portsmouth and Doncaster. As a result, the Pilgrims will get an open top bus parade around their home city on Monday, May 8, starting from Home Park and heading through the city centre. The team will eventually come out on the Council House balcony for their reception. Fans are encouraged to bring banners and flags to show support for the big occasion.

The emotional Easter Monday win was the biggest victory for Plymouth since 2014, securing the first promotion for 13 years. Just under 10,000 fans saw Argyle obliterate their opponents thanks to the likes of goal scorers Jervis, Carey, Kennedy, Williams and Taylor with both Jervis and Taylor grabbing two for the score sheet.

Argyle first became a professional team back in 1903 and has since won Division Three twice, and Division Two once. In the 2003-2004 season, Plymouth trumped Queens Park Rangers to finish top of the Football League Second Division and enter the championship. They then continued to remain in this league finishing as high as 10th until the 2009-2010 season, where they finished 23rd and were consequently relegated. Things then went from bad to worse as they matched that position the next year in League One, and were moved down to League Two. The following two years, they battled relegation again finish 21st twice before moving to 10th in 2014, 7th in 2015 and 5th in 2016. 

Plymouth’s most recent game saw them slot two goals passed away team Crewe for a 2-1 victory at Home Park. As Exeter beat Doncaster 3-1 on the same day, Argyle fans were pleased to see their side go top of the league with just one game to go. The last game of the season is away to 14th place Grimsby whilst Doncaster travel to relegation-facing Hartlepool. All Plymouth need is a win in order to secure their position as League Two champions. Both games are to be played on Saturday 6th May at 17:30. Watch this space for the final update on Argyle's terrific 2016/2017 season!

Charlie Bertram

Image Credit: Crewe Chronicle

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