The contrast in current fortunes could hardly be any greater at Devon clubs Plymouth Argyle and Torquay United.

While the Pilgrims of Plymouth are soaring into a position of relative mid-table safety in the Sky Bet Championship, their first campaign in the second tier for 13 years, the Gulls of Torquay are languishing in football depths rarely experienced in their history.

The weekend demonstrated two clubs following a very different path, and yet it was just 12 seasons ago that Torquay inflicted a league debut over Argyle.

Now, they are separated by four divisions in the football pyramid and while the Greens of Plymouth secured an impressive 1-0 victory at Swansea City, neatly setting them up for an FA Cup replay with Leeds United, the Yellows of Torquay suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at home to part-time St Albans City, prompting angry protests from disgruntled supporters at Plainmoor.