SATURDAY’S 2-2 draw at Home Park against Bristol Rovers was the first time we had been involved in a game with that score since drawing at Blackpool in December 2017, and the 225th time that four goals had been shared equally in a game in which we have been involved. Of those games, 52% have been at Home Park (117 games).
Here, we take a look at the stats surrounding that particular score-line. During Derek Adams’ tenure, games finishing 2-2 are the fifth most common result in terms of league games (2.8%). The manager who oversaw the most 2-2 draws was Ken Brown, who had nine in 73 games (12.3%) between July 1988 and February 1990. The most draws in a singular season was 1976/77, under Mike Kelly.
The Rovers draw on Saturday (our sixth against them) was our first 2-2 draw at Home Park, (for 58 home games) since October 2016 against Portsmouth.
The record is 155 games without a 2-2 draw, a run that started following a 2-2 draw at home to Gillingham on November 10, 2012 and didn’t end until we drew 2-2 at Home Park against Oxford United on March 5, 2016.
At home, the record is 89 games - which started following a 2-2 draw with Walsall on February 9, 1929 and didn’t finish until we drew 2-2 at home to Spurs on April 17, 1933. Away, the record is 91 games, which started after a 2-2 draw at Morecambe on April 28, 2012 and didn’t end until we drew 2-2 at Cambridge United on April 30, 2016.