Plymouth 1-1 Crawley Town

Plymouth Argyle climbed out of the League Two relegation zone with a late equaliser against Crawley Town.

Centre-back Maxine Blanchard scored a 90th-minute overhead-kick to lift the hosts one point clear of the drop zone.

Crawley had taken the lead in first-half injury time when David Hunt's left-wing free-kick was met by the head of Pablo Mills.

The late equaliser denied the visitors a chance to go top following defeats for and

But they do move up to second on goal difference and three points clear of fourth-placed Swindon.


Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"Where we are at the moment, we have to make sure we are hard to beat. Overall we knew we had to defend corners well, long throws and they were getting balls in the box but I thought generally we did that.

"The lads stuck to their task really well with what we worked on all week and put their heads and bodies on the line. In terms of doing our jobs and in terms of doing the ugly stuff right we did that quite well.

"Every point is vital at the moment and to take one away from the teams towards the top of the league is a real bonus."

Crawley assistant manager Paul Raynor told BBC Sussex:

"One of their guys switched off for our goal, and Tyrone Barnett switched off, his man scored the equaliser. That's the bottom line. But the game should be dead and buried before that.

"We had enough possession and created some chances, and didn't kill the game off. And when you don't do that, 1-0 is a slender lead, and that can happen.

"Scott Shearer has had one save in the game, and I feel for the back four. They've been very solid."

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