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Plymouth and Portsmouth promoted from League 2

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Plymouth and Portsmouth have been promoted to League 1 after wins on Monday.

Plymouth have been promoted after thrashing relegation threatened Newport County 6-1 to end a period of 6 years in League 2.

Plymouth Argyle captain Luke McCormick told BBC Radio Devon: "It's overwhelming really, we've been trying to do this for certainly the last three years and even before that. The club's been through some real tough times and this is the other end of the scale."

Elsewhere fellow "dockyard" side Portsmouth were also promoted after winning 3-1 away at Notts County with a late double from Jamal Lowe. The promotion ends a long period of relegations with the club suffering 3 relegations from the Premier League to League 2 in 5 seasons. Promotion means that they be back in the 3rd tier for the first time in 4 years.

Portsmouth manager, Paul Cook, said "I’m delighted. We’ve been here for the best part of two years now with the aim of getting this club promoted."

JC

  

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