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League Two

We should have won - Fletcher

11 November 2012

Plymouth Argyle boss Carl Fletcher had nothing but praise for his side as they drew 2-2 with League Two leaders Gillingham.

Argyle led twice thanks to a close range strike in the 33rd minute from central defender Curtis Nelson and a thumping 20-yard effort from teenage midfielder Luke Young in the 80th minute to make it 2-1.

Ben Strevens' clinical finish from 12 yards made it 1-1 in the 38th minute and Gills skipper Adam Barrett - who played for Argyle 12 years ago - powered in an 89th minute header to make it 2-2.

"We should have won the game," Fletcher said. "It is as simple as that. The lads just switched off a couple of times, first half and second half and it cost us."It's disappointing but my lads were brilliant today, absolutely brilliant.

"They worked their socks off, worked hard for one another and showed a good bit of quality out there.

"Obviously we had a game plan because Gillingham are top of the table and steam-rolling anyone they come up against and we showed a lot of heart, a lot of desire and a lot of quality as well.

"I was pleased for Luke, it was a great finish. We played him on the left side, then the right side and he did really well and it has got to be remembered that he is still only 19.

"Because he's out there playing week in, week out I think that's easy for some people to forget.

"We had a game plan and 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 had the ball in their half, kept possession but were just unfortunate that a lapse cost us a goal."

Gills boss Martin Allen said: "It was a great point. I think you have got to give our players a huge amount of credit for the comeback. They just don't know when they are beaten. They have great fitness levels, they are relentless and they just keep going."

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