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27 March 2021 Venue Bloomfield Road Attendance

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Report: Blackpool 2 Plymouth Argyle 2

27 March 2021

Blackpool were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon, with the visitors scoring late on to steal a point.

It was Plymouth who led at half-time through Ryan Hardie's strike, but a second half fightback from Blackpool through Sullay Kaikai and Jerry Yates gave Pool the lead.

However, Joe Edwards scored late in the day, to hold Blackpool to a draw.

Plymouth had the better of the opening chances, with Niall clipping the post on eight minutes. A ball forward was collected by the Plymouth frontman, who controlled it well and swiveled to then shoot on the half-volley and clip Chris Maxwell’s far post, with the ball then bouncing clear.

It didn’t take long for the visitors to take the lead, with former Seasider Ryan Hardie finding the back of the net on 12 minutes.

The striker was first denied by Chris Maxwell with an effort, before Niall Ennis struck the post for the second time on the rebound. The ball fell kindly to Hardie who took a touch and smashed the ball past Maxwell into the far corner.

The visitors had the better of the opening chances, but Grant Ward had the best effort for Blackpool on the half hour mark. A misplaced Plymouth pass was picked up by Ward, who had options both left and right to make a pass, but opted to shoot from distance, stinging the palms of Cooper in the Plymouth goal.

At the other end, Hardie another chance for Plymouth, picking up a well-timed pass to then cut inside and shoot with the outside of his foot, but Maxwell was there to collect the ball an hold on.

Half-time: Blackpool 0 Plymouth Argyle 1

The Seasiders made a change at half-time, with Daniel Gretarsson brought on in-place of Jordan Thorniley.

And there was a change on the scoresheet just 60 seconds into the restart, as Sullay Kaikai levelled things up immediately from the restart. Demetri Mitchell cut inside on the right to shoot at goal, with his effort blocked. The ball bounced around in the area, with Sullay Kaikai the first to it to stab the ball home and level the scores at one apiece.

Demetri Mitchell was causing problems for Plymouth down the right-hand-side, and won Blackpool a penalty just after the hour mark. A ball down the channel from Jordan Gabriel was collected by Mitchell, who burst into the box and collided with a defender, with the referee awarding a penalty kick.

Up stepped Jerry Yates, who smashed the ball home to give the Seasiders the lead, sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

As time was running down, the Seasiders were looking to extend their lead further but were caught out in the dying moments, as Plymouth equalised in the 90th minute through Joe Edwards' first-time strike just inside the area. The Plymouth captain was first to react to a cross from the right, connecting with the ball first-time to slot past Maxwell and ensure Plymouth took a share of the spoils.

Full-time: Blackpool 2 Plymouth Argyle 2

Team: Maxwell, Gabriel, Turton, Thorniley (Gretarrson 45’), Garbutt, Dougall, Ward, Mitchell, Kaikai, Embleton (Robson 81’), Yates

Subs Not Used: Moore, Antwi, Apter, Bange, Simms

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