Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Plymouth Argyle 2
As manager Mick McCarthy admitted, this was another of those "rollercoaster" afternoons which he has come to expect from his developing Wolverhampton Wanderers team.
Plenty of good, plenty of not so good, but above all, rarely dull.
The first 20 minutes wasn't the best, not least as some of the Wolves fans stationed back in the South Bank, after making way for West Bromwich Albion the previous weekend, continued to aim critical chants at chief executive Jez Moxey.
That approach was far from helpful, as McCarthy himself tried to point out, but from the moment Andy Keogh drove a 21st-minute shot just wide of the post, there was more than enough entertainment on show to keep everyone happy.
First came the hectic nine-minute period when Argyle took the lead, relinquished it and then went back in front again.
It was on-loan Chelsea star Scott Sinclair who broke the deadlock, cutting in from the left to fire past Matt Murray who then had to save at the feet of Dan Gosling before Luke Summerfield's free-kick rocketed back off the woodwork.
That proved crucial. Within seconds, Wolves drew level with Keogh’s perfect pass giving Stephen Ward the simplest of chances to open his Molineux account.
But Wolves were back chasing the game just minutes later as Plymouth's Hungarian defender, Krisztian Timar, headed home a corner despite the goal-line efforts of Jamie Clapham, which McCarthy felt may well have kept the ball out.
Wolves came out with renewed vigour after the break. Ward and Keogh relished the renewal of hostilities on the afternoon McCarthy reverted to a 4-4-2 formation not seen before Christmas.
Keogh again played in Ward for a one-on-one which was blocked by Luke McCormick and Michael Kightly saw one shot diverted on to the woodwork by Timar before Wolves finally mustered their second equaliser, substitute Seyi Olofinjana becoming the club's top scorer by heading in Michael McIndoe's cross for his sixth of the season.
It needed another late Murray save to prevent Gosling notching a winner before McCarthy was left to reflect on the problems of building a young team, not least when it was shorn by suspension of two experienced hands in Gary Breen and Jackie McNamara.
"It's 'Welcome to the Wolves rollercoaster'," admitted the manager. "It was a familiar story in that we played some decent stuff and some frustrating stuff and had to come back twice after conceding poor goals. It's not good for the ticker, but I'm sure it was entertaining! "But we've got such a young team and we're going to have teething problems."
Wolves are now five points adrift of the race for the play-offs, have won only one of their last nine games at home and while that anti-Moxey chanting is in no way responsible, McCarthy is hopeful it will go away.
"I don't want this to sound like a criticism of the fans because they have been magnificent," he said. "But there was a whole section just singing about Jez and I'm sure if they were singing 'Super Wolves' instead, it would be a much bigger help to the players."
Scorers: Sinclair (27) 0-1; Ward (33) 1-1; Timar (36) 1-2; Olofinjana (69) 2-2.
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: (4-4-2): Murray; Little (Olofinjana 62), N Collins, Edwards, Clapham; Kightly, Henry, Potter, Jones (McIndoe 57); Keogh, Ward (Bothroyd 78) Subs: Budtz (gk), L Collins.
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE (4-4-2): McCormick; Connolly, Seip, Timar, Sawyer; Gosling, Summerfield, Nalis, Sinclair (Buszaky 82); Fallon (Gallen 82), Hayles (Ebanks-Blake 77). Subs: Aljofree, Hodges.
Referee: S Bennett (Orpington).
Bookings: Wolves - Neill Collins (foul); Plymouth - Sinclair (diving), Seip (foul) Timar (foul)
Attendance: 19, 082.