Gulls loss allows lead to grow

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TORQUAY slipped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Bradford as they lost ground in the League Two promotion race.

Southend remain top as Bilel Mohsni’s 74th-minute goal gave them a 1-0 win over Crewe, but Cheltenham’s 5-0 victory at 10-man Dagenham and Redbridge ensured only goals scored separated them.

Paulo Di Canio’s Swindon revolution continued as a Paul Caddis and Paul Benson (pen) took his side third with a 2-1 win at Hereford. And Shrewsbury also overtook Torquay, going fourth with a 2-1 win at Barnet. Port Vale moved within two points of the play-off places with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Gillingham.

Seventh-placed Oxford drew 0-0 at Bristol Rovers.

Alex MacDonald’s first-half double helped Plymouth to a 4-0 win at Accrington, with Darren Purse and Luke Daley netting in the second period.

Rashid Yussuff scored 15 minutes from the end to salvage a 1-1 draw for AFC Wimbledon against Morecambe.

Aaron Morris scored as Aldershot won 1-0 at Macclesfield.