Get set for kick-off with the Argyle Column

By Cornish Times in Football

Can it get more exciting for Plymouth Argyle or the Green Army, asks Ross Reid?

Today, Good Friday, Argyle visit south coast and promotion rivals Portsmouth (2.30pm kick off) knowing that victory could secure promotion to League One if Luton Town fail to win as well.

Realistically it is a tall order.

At the start of the day – make that Easter weekend – Argyle are second in the table on 78 points, still six behind promoted Doncaster and four ahead of third placed Pompey.

Last Saturday’s late, great 2-1 win at Crawley has put Derek Adams’ Argyle 12 points clear of fourth placed Luton with just five games remaining in League Two.

Portsmouth know a win would further enhance their chance of automatic promotion as well as haul them to within a point of Plymouth.

To say both sides have everything to play for is an understatement of the highest order.

However, as well as Argyle needing a win to secure a Good Friday automatic promotion, it would require Luton to lose at home to basement side Leyton Orient.

For Argyle to win at Fratton Park is one thing, for relegation-threatened Orient to win at Kenilworth Road is another. For both to happen? I have to be frank and say although not impossible it seems highly unlikely.

Instead I am banking on the Greens to have more of a chance of edging ever nearer automatic promotion on Easter Monday, when they host second from bottom Newport County at Home Park (3pm).

Five more games to go, four more points required.

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