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Portsmouth 1-1 Plymouth Argyle

Jake Jervis
Jake Jervis scored five goals in two spells at Portsmouth before he joined Plymouth

Plymouth Argyle must wait for promotion from League Two after drawing against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

Argyle's Jake Jervis headed in Gary Sawyer's cross for a 12th-minute lead.

Third-placed Pompey levelled when Gary Roberts latched on to Luke McCormack's fumble from Kyle Bennett's cross.

Luton's draw with Leyton Orient left Plymouth 11 points clear of fourth place with four games remaining, but a win for Derek Adams' side against Newport will secure promotion.

In the so called Dockyard derby, ex-Portsmouth forward Jervis nodded in his 11th goal of the season in the first half and winger Matty Kennedy should have doubled the lead when he fired into the side netting after a mazy run.

The Pilgrims lost in the League Two play-offs last season but are still on course to secure promotion, along with leaders Doncaster who are already up, with four games to spare.

Pompey had more possession and chances throughout the game until their equaliser and sit four points beyond Plymouth, eight points clear of the chasing play-off teams.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 4Rose
  • 8Doyle
  • 23Bennett
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forChaplinat 66'minutes
  • 7BakerSubstituted forLoweat 78'minutes
  • 22NaismithBooked at 35mins

Substitutes

  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Kabamba
  • 16Whatmough
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Chaplin
  • 24Linganzi
  • 25Talbot

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 18ThrelkeldBooked at 90mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15BradleySubstituted forSokolikat 45'minutes
  • 3Sawyer
  • 24Fox
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 60mins
  • 14JervisSubstituted forSmithat 68'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 16KennedySubstituted forTannerat 81'minutes
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 6Smith
  • 11Donaldson
  • 21Dorel
  • 26Garita
  • 27Tanner
  • 31Sokolik
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
18,625

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home13
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Booking

Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jamal Lowe replaces Carl Baker.

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle).

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Connor Smith replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Gary Roberts.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Oscar Threlkeld.

Booking

Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

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

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster422510782473585
2Plymouth422471162431979
3Portsmouth422291167373075
4Luton421716960392167
5Exeter421981567501765
6Stevenage42205176557865
7Carlisle421615116061-163
8Blackpool4215161162441861
9Colchester421710156155661
10Mansfield421613135046461
11Cambridge42179165447760
12Accrington421514135451359
13Wycombe421611155251159
14Grimsby421610165255-358
15Notts County42158195069-1953
16Barnet421215155157-651
17Morecambe42148204965-1650
18Crewe421213175061-1149
19Crawley421310194863-1549
20Yeovil421016164357-1446
21Cheltenham421014184559-1444
22Hartlepool421013195169-1843
23Newport421012204664-1842
24Leyton Orient4296274377-3433
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