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Plymouth Argyle 1-2 Portsmouth

Winger Gary Roberts won and scored a late penalty to ensure Portsmouth won away against Plymouth Argyle.

Roberts was brought down by Gary Sawyer and then got up to convert the visitors' second penalty of the game.

Matt Tubbs gave Pompey a first-half lead, firing home down the middle after Hiram Boateng felled Enda Stevens.

Roberts made it 2-0 with four minutes remaining and Portsmouth held on for a third win in three games this season despite Gregg Wylde's late reply.

Portsmouth assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Solent:

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Richardson on Plymouth v Portsmouth

"Firstly the result is pleasing, the work rate and endeavour from the boys from the first minute. Coming away to Plymouth to get a positive result is really pleasing for us.

"Throughout the season we have various ideas to keep the lads fresh because the timetable is tough. This month we are playing Saturday and Tuesday with the Cup games as well; it's important if we can give them that extra rest and leg work.

"The club have been excellent; Mark Catlin and the staff have been outstanding letting us come down on Thursday evening and preparing for the game and from that we have got the reward."

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2MellorBooked at 50mins
  • 5NelsonSubstituted forBruntat 73'minutes
  • 6Hartley
  • 3SawyerBooked at 85mins
  • 20BoatengBooked at 45mins
  • 4McHugh
  • 27Tanner
  • 10Carey
  • 11Wylde
  • 9Reid

Substitutes

  • 7Cox
  • 8Simpson
  • 15Harvey
  • 16Purrington
  • 17Brunt
  • 19Bentley
  • 21Bittner

Portsmouth

  • 24MurphyBooked at 90mins
  • 2DaviesBooked at 24mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 25AtanganaSubstituted forHollandsat 71'minutesBooked at 83mins
  • 26Evans
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forMcGurkat 90'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forStockleyat 69'minutesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 4Webster
  • 7McGurk
  • 17Stockley
  • 19Chaplin
  • 29Hollands
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
11,476

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home8
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home18
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 2.

Attempt saved. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Hand ball by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

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

Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Portsmouth).

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Gary Roberts.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 2. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 0, Portsmouth 2. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Portsmouth. Gary Roberts draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Graham Carey.

Booking

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Craig Tanner.

Foul by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Foul by Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle).

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Brunt (Plymouth Argyle) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Brunt replaces Curtis Nelson because of an injury.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Nigel Atangana.

Booking

Jayden Stockley (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Curtis Nelson (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Portsmouth).

goal

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