Plymouth 2-2 Gillingham

Adam Barrett
Adam Barrett scores late equaliser for Gillingham.

Adam Barrett's late header earned League Two leaders Gillingham a dramatic point against Plymouth Argyle.

Argyle took the lead after Curtis Nelson struck from close range following a Jamie Lowry corner.

The visitors equalised when Ben Strevens scored his first goal for the Gills from six yards before a superb Luke Young strike from the edge of the area looked to have won it for Argyle.

But former Plymouth man Barrett's 88th-minute header earned the Gills a point.


Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"We should've won the game. We just switched off a couple of times and it cost us, which is disappointing but my lads were brilliant today.

"We had a game plan against Gillingham, they're top of the table, steamrollering anyone they play up against. We showed a lot of heart, a lot of desire but a lot of quality too.

"I thought we stuck at it really well. Even when we went 2-1 up towards the end of the game we weren't under any real pressure, we kept the ball in their half, it was just unfortunate with the goal.

"The fact that we haven't had a clean sheet for 14 games now, we needed to change something, I thought we coped well today with a difficult strike force. After they got their equaliser we looked a bit shaky which is something we're trying to work on."

Gillingham manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent:

"It was a great point and you have to give our players credit for the comeback because they don't know when they're beaten.

"I was thinking this is not a good time to go there and they gave us a right good game but our players keep going.

"They got the break they deserved and nearly won it with one cleared off the line.

"It's typical our captain steps up when needed and it would have been amazing had we won it at the end. "

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