Division Two round-up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Pilgrims stay top thanks to the victory and went further clear as Bristol City were surprisingly held at home by basement boys Wycombe.
Paul Sturrock's Plymouth never looked back after Micky Evans headed them into an early lead and the points were secured when Graham Coughlan netted with 13 minutes remaining.
Danny Wilson's Robins were surprisingly held at home, with Jermaine McSporran's late goal for Wycombe cancelling out Marc Goodfellow's effort on the hour.
QPR had to come from a goal down to beat Port Vale after Stephen Brooker had the visitors in front on two minutes.
Marc Bircham bundled home a Kevin Gallen cross on 64 minutes to level up the match and when substitute Jamie Cureton netted 13 minutes from time, it appeared the comeback was complete.
However, there was time for late drama as Adrian Littlejohn netted a leveller in injury time, but QPR summoned up reserves of strength and Cureton scored a dramatic winner from the edge of the six-yard box.
Notts County's 3-1 win over Grimsby has lifted The Magpies out of the relegation places.
Grimsby took an early lead through Anthony Crane, but County were in front at the break thanks to goals from Mikael Antoine-Curier and Paul Heffernan.
The Mariners failed to find a leveller and their hopes were dashed when Steve Scoffham netted seven minutes from time.
Brentford remain in trouble, having been beaten 1-0 at Brighton - Richard Carpenter scoring the only goal on 56.
Callum Willock's volley just after the break helped Peterborough to what could prove to be priceless 1-0 win over Barnsley as they battle to avoid the drop.
Second half goals from Eifion Williams and Mark Tinkler helped Hartlepool to a 2-0 win over Chesterfield which reignites their push for a place in the play-offs and drops The Spireites into the relegation zone.
Stockport remain in real trouble having surrendered a lead in their defeat at Colchester.
Rickie Lambert had The Hatters in front but they were left shell-shocked when Rowan Vine and Wayne Andrews netted for the home side.
Rushden & Diamonds have been regular scorers this term, but they were held to a goalless draw by Blackpool.