League Two
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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:

"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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Kyle Bennett.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Adam McGurk (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Plymouth Argyle).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Gary Roberts.

  16. 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.

  17. Goal!

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

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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