Plymouth secured their Football League status for next season with a point against promotion-chasing Oxford.

Left-back Robbie Williams gave Argyle a dream start when he netted a 20-yard free-kick in the second minute.

Luke Young could have made it 2-0 but keeper Wayne Brown made an impressive save to keep out his half-volley.

Asa Hall levelled with a stunning 30-yard strike and fellow midfielder Adam Chapman hit the post with a free-kick but Oxford failed to find a winner.

Oxford drop out of the play-off places for the first time since January and sit two points behind seventh-placed Crewe.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Plymouth Argyle manager Carl Fletcher told BBC Radio Devon:

"The last couple of years the club has been relegated, had money issues, it was important that we did what we had to do and full credit has to go to the players.

"I'm proud to be called manager of such a great football club, I'm honoured to be part of the whole community really, and I think the players show it as well.

"A mention has to go to James Brent, who put me in charge, and stuck by his decision.

"We know Oxford are a good side, we could've had a couple more so the draw is disappointing, but thankfully the other results went our way."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Plymouth

  • 23 Cole
  • 02 Berry
  • 05 Purse
  • 14 Bhasera
  • 22 Blanchard
  • 03 Williams
  • 15 Young
  • 19 Wotton Booked
  • 20 Hourihane
  • 10 Fletcher (Chadwick - 87' )
  • 11 Feeney Booked (MacDonald - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Larrieu
  • 13 Soukouna
  • 29 Chadwick
  • 31 Hemmings
  • 32 MacDonald

Oxford Utd

  • 21 Brown
  • 05 Duberry
  • 06 Wright
  • 16 Whing
  • 07 Chapman
  • 14 Hall
  • 20 Leven
  • 26 Davis
  • 18 Morgan Booked
  • 23 Rendell (Constable - 62' )
  • 27 Montano (Johnson - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Crocombe
  • 17 Capaldi
  • 08 Heslop
  • 09 Constable (Heslop - 75' )
  • 19 Johnson
Ref: Sutton
Att: 8,668

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

6 3

Corners

5 4

Fouls

15 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:24 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:43

The referee blows for offside against Oli Johnson. Free kick taken by Jake Cole.

90:00 +1:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Nick Chadwick. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.

87:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald by Liam Davis. Robbie Williams produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Wayne Brown makes a save.

86:16 Substitution

Substitution Nick Chadwick on for Steve Fletcher.

85:51

Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, Paul Wotton fouled by Michael Duberry, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Cole takes the direct free kick.

82:59

Oli Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex MacDonald. Durrell Berry takes the free kick.

78:54

Conor Hourihane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Peter Leven. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Brown.

77:40

Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

77:40 Booking

Booking Booking for Dean Morgan for unsporting behaviour.

77:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Wotton by Dean Morgan.

77:21

The referee blows for offside against Steve Fletcher. Indirect free kick taken by Wayne Brown.

74:42 Substitution

Substitution Simon Heslop replaces James Constable.

70:00

Unfair challenge on Luke Young by Dean Morgan results in a free kick. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

66:49

Direct free kick taken by Paul Wotton.

66:49 Substitution

Substitution Oli Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Cristian Montano.

66:49

Cristian Montano concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young.

65:12

Corner from left by-line taken by Paul Wotton.

64:15

Onismor Bhasera takes a shot. Andrew Whing gets a block in.

63:30

Alex MacDonald takes a shot. Save by Wayne Brown.

61:08

Free kick taken by Adam Chapman.

61:08 Substitution

Substitution James Constable replaces Scott Rendell.

61:08

Unfair challenge on Dean Morgan by Durrell Berry results in a free kick.

60:14

Steve Fletcher fouled by Dean Morgan, the ref awards a free kick. Durrell Berry takes the free kick.

59:12 Substitution

Substitution Warren Feeney leaves the field to be replaced by Alex MacDonald.

54:25

Adam Chapman concedes a free kick for a foul on Conor Hourihane. Robbie Williams restarts play with the free kick.

53:49

Asa Hall has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

52:17

Adam Chapman takes the direct free kick.

52:17 Booking

Booking The referee books Paul Wotton for unsporting behaviour.

52:07

Paul Wotton challenges Asa Hall unfairly and gives away a free kick.

50:44

Strike on goal comes in from Adam Chapman from the free kick.

50:44 Booking

Booking The referee shows Warren Feeney a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

50:32

Dean Morgan fouled by Warren Feeney, the ref awards a free kick.

48:55

Unfair challenge on Luke Young by Peter Leven results in a free kick. Paul Wotton produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

46:35

Asa Hall challenges Paul Wotton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

45:18

Foul by Darren Purse on Scott Rendell, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:07 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

39:03

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Chapman, save by Jake Cole.

37:36

Foul by Paul Wotton on Scott Rendell, free kick awarded. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick.

35:02

Jake Wright provided the assist for the goal.

35:02 Goal scored

Goal! - Asa Hall - Plymouth 1 - 1 Oxford Asa Hall grabs a brilliant goal from long distance to the top right corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-1 Oxford Utd.

32:30

Foul by Michael Duberry on Steve Fletcher, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robbie Williams.

31:15

Corner from the left by-line taken by Paul Wotton, Wayne Brown makes a save.

29:54

Warren Feeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Whing. Free kick taken by Wayne Brown.

27:41

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Leven, Andrew Whing produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

27:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Duberry by Steve Fletcher. Direct free kick taken by Wayne Brown.

26:34

Unfair challenge on Luke Young by Asa Hall results in a free kick. Darren Purse takes the direct free kick.

25:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robbie Williams on Cristian Montano. Free kick taken by Andrew Whing.

24:33

Foul by Dean Morgan on Luke Young, free kick awarded. Darren Purse takes the free kick.

23:49

Onismor Bhasera concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duberry. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.

23:26

Luke Young takes a shot. Wayne Brown makes a save.

21:14

Maxime Blanchard concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Rendell. Michael Duberry takes the direct free kick.

20:15

Darren Purse fouled by Asa Hall, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Cole takes the free kick.

17:42

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Paul Wotton, Header from deep inside the area by Maxime Blanchard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

17:08

Unfair challenge on Durrell Berry by Dean Morgan results in a free kick. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick.

15:26

Warren Feeney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Wright. Jake Wright takes the free kick.

14:16

Asa Hall takes a shot. Darren Purse gets a block in.

13:04

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Onismor Bhasera misses to the left of the goal.

11:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Hourihane on Cristian Montano. Free kick taken by Peter Leven.

7:23

Scott Rendell fouled by Darren Purse, the ref awards a free kick. Wayne Brown takes the free kick.

6:58

Corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton from the left by-line to the near post, Asa Hall makes a clearance.

5:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Wotton played to the near post, save made by Wayne Brown.

5:30

Luke Young takes a shot. Save made by Wayne Brown.

4:33

Dean Morgan takes a shot. Blocked by Darren Purse. Peter Leven takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Paul Wotton.

2:47

Shot from long distance by Cristian Montano misses to the right of the target.

1:26

Luke Young provided the assist for the goal.

1:26 Goal scored

Goal! - Robbie Williams - Plymouth 1 - 0 Oxford Free kick scored by Robbie Williams from long range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Plymouth 1-0 Oxford Utd.

0:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Davis on Luke Young.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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