Wotton proves a point
By Graeme Mair. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Plymouth Argyle captain Paul Wotton stroked home a penalty 12 minutes from time to salvage a point against Sheffield Wednesday at Home Park.
Wotton's strike levelled the score at 1-1 and spared the blushes of Akos Buzsaky, who had given Wednesday the lead with a first half own goal.
Both sides have struggled for goals this season and stayed true to form by failing to create any chances during the opening stages.
With the game badly needing a goal, it duly arrived after 24 minutes in bizarre circumstances.
Lee Peacock collected a loose clearance and rounded Plymouth goalkeeper Romain Larrieu before sending over a hopeful cross that was headed into his own net by Buzsaky.
Moments later Peacock blazed a volley wide as The Owls started to press the game in an effort to increase their advantage.
But the home side were rejuvenated by the interval and Nick Chadwick hit the crossbar with a header almost immediately following the restart.
Plymouth continued to pour forward and, with time running out, their adventure was rewarded.
David Norris was hauled down in the penalty box by Frank Simek and Wotton calmly dispatched the resultant penalty.
Both sides searched in vain for a winner but were unable to conjure the necessary final ball and the points were shared.
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