'We were fantastic the first 45 minutes': Plymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe on his side's draw with Blackpool

Plymouth Argyle boss Ryan Lowe felt it was his side's sloppiness that let Blackpool back into today's game after a "fantastic" first-half display.

By Matt Scrafton
Saturday, 27th March 2021, 6:44 pm

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A stoppage-time equaliser from Plymouth’s Joe Edwards denied Blackpool a third straight victory, as the two sides played out a 2-2 draw at Bloomfield Road.

The Seasiders looked to be heading for all three points after fighting back from a goal down, Sullay Kaikai and Jerry Yates the men to net in the second period.

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Blackpool’s comeback had come after former Seasider Ryan Hardie, who left Bloomfield Road to join Argyle on a permanent basis in January, had given Ryan Lowe’s side a deserved first-half lead.

While Blackpool didn’t quite hit the heights of their recent wins against Oxford United and Peterborough United, it looked as though they had done enough to claim another win in their promotion challenge.

But Edwards struck in the first minute of stoppage time to deny Critchley’s side, who were pegged back at home late on once again to draw for the fifth time in their last six outings on home turf.

It comes after recent home outings against Crewe Alexandra and AFC Wimbledon, where the Seasiders also conceded at the death.

Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe

"I thought we were fantastic first 45 minutes," Lowe said.

"It was probably one of the best we have played for a while in terms of keeping the ball and breaking the lines with passes, which we had worked on with the group.

"To go in 1-0 was a little bit disappointing, we wanted to go in at two or three because we had the opportunities.

"We knew they (Blackpool) were going to come out and put us under a little bit of pressure because that's what they do and they are in good form but it came from our sloppiness.

"We have made a habit of that this season, of coming out in the second half and conceding stupid goals."

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