Winger Jordan Chapell scored after only 18 seconds but Torquay were unable to hold on to beat Portsmouth.

Chappell's fifth of the season - a left-foot shot across goal - was the fastest in the Devon club's history.

On-loan West Ham striker Paul McCallum should have doubled the Gulls' lead before half-time but he shot wide.

Pompey piled on the pressure and made the breakthrough with nine minutes to go as Ryan Bird poked home Jed Wallace's cross from the right.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"How do you sum it up when you've totally dominated the game and come away drawing. It's disappointing from our point of view obviously because we've played really well.

(On early Torquay goal) "You can't afford not to attack balls and we didn't attack that first sort of ball booted up front by them, and paid for it because we couldn't get the ball clear and they obviously scored."

"We asked our players to be brave on the ball and play some football and we've done that well today."

(On Ryan Bird's first Football League goal) "We believed he'd come and score goals for us and he's off the mark today so he'll keep pressing for that first start, I expect. He'll now get the realism that he can score in this league and when you have that through the leagues then it gives you a lot of confidence."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Torquay United

  • 13 Rice
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 07 Mansell
  • 05 Pearce
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 12 Chapell (Cameron - 83' )
  • 17 McCourt
  • 09 Hawley
  • 19 McCallum (Mozika - 74' )
  • 23 Azeez

Substitutes

  • 01 Poke
  • 11 Cameron
  • 20 Craig
  • 21 Cruise
  • 26 Benyon
  • 31 Sullivan
  • 36 Mozika

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 02 Moutaouakil
  • 20 Cooper Booked
  • 13 Ertl (Barcham - 65' )
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 05 Devera
  • 11 Holmes
  • 16 Ferry (Racon - 83' )
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 32 Marquis Booked (Bird - 76' )
  • 35 Wallace

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 04 East
  • 07 Barcham
  • 08 Padovani
  • 15 Mahon
  • 18 Bird
  • 31 Racon
Ref: Andy Woolmer
Att: 3,843

Match Stats

Shots

5 12

On target

2 4

Corners

3 5

Fouls

11 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 1.

90:00 +4:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 1.

90:00 +4:00

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:57

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

90:00 +3:00

Therry Racon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:00

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

90:00 +1:13

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Shaun Cooper.

89:35

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:35

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

86:32

Attempt missed. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

83:11

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

82:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Therry Racon replaces Simon Ferry.

82:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Jordan Chapell.

81:44

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

81:44

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

80:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 1. Ryan Bird (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

79:36

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

77:50 Booking

Booking Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

77:42

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

77:42

Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:14

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

75:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces John Marquis.

73:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Damien Mozika replaces Paul McCallum because of an injury.

72:33

Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

72:14

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

70:40

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

69:48

(Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

69:48

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

67:39

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

67:39

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

65:14

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

65:14

Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Johannes Ertl.

62:16

Attempt saved. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

60:20

Hand ball by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

54:43

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

52:49

Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

52:25

Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

52:02

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

49:05

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

49:05

Foul by Anthony O'Connor (Torquay United).

46:30

Attempt missed. Jak McCourt (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 0.

45:00 +1:22 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 0.

45:00 +0:23

Attempt missed. Paul McCallum (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

41:21

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

41:21

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

38:33

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

35:23

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

35:23

Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:52

Foul by Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United).

32:52

Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:13

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:13

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

28:29

Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:29

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

27:31

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Shaun Cooper.

26:18

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

25:25

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

25:25

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

25:09

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

25:09

Martin Rice (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:51 Booking

Booking John Marquis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

24:01

Attempt saved. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

22:41

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

22:41

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:50

Attempt missed. Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

16:49

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

15:34

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:34

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

9:39

Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

7:31

Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:31

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

2:36

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

1:36

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

1:36

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 0. Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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