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Exeter City 1-1 Portsmouth

Ollie Watkins bagged a dramatic late equaliser as Exeter dented Portsmouth's promotion hopes at St James' Park.

Jayden Stockley, on loan at Pompey earlier in the season, twice went close with early headers for the home side.

Portsmouth's Conor Chaplin opened the scoring when he capitalised on a mistake by Troy Brown and side-footed into the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Stockley hooked wide as City pushed for a leveller before Watkins did equalise after a one-two with Clinton Morrison.

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6RibeiroSubstituted forMorrisonat 79'minutes
  • 39BrownSubstituted forGrantat 65'minutes
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 10Holmes
  • 14Nicholls
  • 8Oakley
  • 22Wheeler
  • 29Watkins
  • 33StockleySubstituted forNobleat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Noble
  • 5McAllister
  • 13Morrison
  • 26Tillson
  • 30Pym
  • 31Grant
  • 38Taylor

Portsmouth

  • 27Fulton
  • 2Davies
  • 6BurgessBooked at 39mins
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 14Naismith
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Doyle
  • 23BennettSubstituted forBartonat 82'minutes
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forEvansat 79'minutes
  • 10McNulty

Substitutes

  • 15Barton
  • 17Freeman
  • 18Tollitt
  • 20Clarke
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Brendan Malone
Attendance:
3,855

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away1

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ryan Fulton.

Attempt saved. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

David Wheeler (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Alex Nicholls (Exeter City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam Barton replaces Kyle Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Christian Ribeiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Conor Chaplin.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

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

Attempt blocked. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Jayden Stockley.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Joel Grant replaces Troy Brown.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Robert Olejnik.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Davies.

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

Foul by Ollie Watkins (Exeter City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Portsmouth 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Portsmouth 1.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Webster.

Attempt saved. Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Adam Webster.

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Exeter City 0, Portsmouth 1. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marc McNulty.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton34236560332775
2Oxford Utd341810659322764
3Plymouth34197848282064
4Accrington32168855391656
5Portsmouth331314652302253
6Bristol Rovers331651246351153
7Leyton Orient34141195147453
8Wimbledon331410951401152
9Wycombe33157113731652
10Mansfield34149114640651
11Carlisle32131185146550
12Cambridge34148124946350
13Luton34138134948147
14Exeter34129134449-545
15Barnet33127144348-543
16Crawley34125173955-1641
17Notts County33117154655-940
18Morecambe34106185462-836
19Newport32810143546-1134
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil34711163447-1332
22Hartlepool3184193053-2328
23York3468203765-2826
24Dag & Red3349203258-2621
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