Late goals from Alan Gow and Scot Bennett secured a deserved three points for Exeter City in a hard-fought Devon derby against Plymouth.
Exeter had the best of the first half and had a penalty appeal rejected when Hamza Bencherif appeared to handle.
The Grecians took the lead when Aaron Davis slotted home Gow's fine pass.
Luke Young's superb free-kick looked to have secured a draw but Gow capitalised on poor defending to curl home and Bennett slotted from close range.
Young's goal for the visitors was Argyle's first in nearly six hours of football this season.
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Exeter City boss Paul Tisdale told BBC Radio Devon:
"I'm very proud of the players and very pleased with the win - it was a really good game.
"For the second week running, we could have had a penalty but didn't and you have to believe that over the course of the season you'll get them.
"As for the free-kick (for Plymouth's goal), I'm not going to complain. I can see why he gave it and it was a brilliant free-kick.
"It would have been very easy to try to hold on but we made an offensive change and gave us a chance to get back in the game."
Plymouth Argyle boss John Sheridan told BBC Radio Devon:
"The result is very hard to take, I thought we played well and we were well in the game throughout.
"We looked very confident and were passing it well and were causing them problems - then we shot ourselves in the foot and for the last five or 10 minutes we were all over the place.
"It wasn't a 3-1 game. For 80 minutes we put on a good performance but at the end of the day we've lost again - sometimes I'd rather come and play poorly and get something from the game."
Exeter City 01 Krysiak 03 Woodman 02 Butterfield 05 Baldwin 06 Coles Booked 14 Doherty (Keohane - 74' ) 11 Davies 32 Wheeler (Oakley - 45' ) 07 Sercombe 10 Gow 04 Bennett Substitutes 30 Pym 22 Keohane 18 Reid 08 Oakley (Grimes - 53' ) 15 Moore-Taylor 29 Grimes 26 Tillson Plymouth Argyle 23 McCormick 05 Branston 28 Reckord 15 Wotton 17 Nelson 08 Boco 20 Bencherif (Young - 62' ) 07 Alessandra (Harvey - 88' ) 06 Hourihane 19 Hayes (Reid - 61' ) 10 Morgan Substitutes 04 Blanchard 18 Harvey 02 Berry 14 Young 09 Reid 01 Cole 16 Trotman
Ref: Andre Marriner