Date: 6th March 2016 at 10:34am
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Argyle and Oxford United played out a thrilling 2-2 draw at Home Park on Saturday in what was a great advert for League Two football.

It was an absorbing end-to-end affair with Oxford twice taking the lead through an own goal from Peter Hartley and a 20 yard shot from Kemar Roofe but injury-hit Argyle struck back with headed goals from Curtis Nelson and Craig Tanner in front of a10,091 crowd.

It was refreshing to see an away team not resort to time wasting tactics and falling down ‘injured’ and it was a credit to Oxford that despite being in the lead they still wanted to add another goal whereas several opposition teams this season would take a lead at Home Park and kill off the game by wasting time.

Wycombe Wanderers in particular played the anti-football style when they visited Home Park in January.
Once Wycombe took the lead the game was finished as a spectacle for the paying football fan, players fell down at random moments, throw-ins and corners would take an age to complete and in general it just wasn’t entertainment.

All this caveman style of football was a far cry to the thrilling match witnessed at Home Park yesterday. There was no time wasting from either side, no yellow cards and no niggly fouls, just two teams slugging it out and going for the win.
Credit also to the two referee’s James Adcock and his second half replacement Brett Huxtable who played their part in a fantastic game of football.

The match restored faith in League Two football. Thank you Argyle and Oxford!