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Portsmouth 1-2 Plymouth Argyle

Jamille Matt heads in Plymouth's equaliser
Jamille Matt's headed equaliser came moments before Gregg Wylde's winner for Plymouth

Two late goals in the space of a minute earned Plymouth a valuable win over League Two promotion rivals Portsmouth.

Michael Smith's diving header gave Pompey the lead before Gary Roberts shot over after dribbling through.

Danny Hollands and Christian Burgess had chances to extend their lead but they were punished on 86 minutes.

Jamille Matt headed in from a corner before substitute Gregg Wylde swept in from close range to move Plymouth within a point of the promotion places.

Portsmouth stay in sixth place with a game in hand while Plymouth, in fifth, are now just two points behind second-placed Oxford.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

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Cook on Portsmouth v Plymouth

"It's a typical football game. With all due respect, the best team probably hasn't won but unfortunately that's football.

"We've lost the game. We never looked solid to see the game out.

That's a massive disappointment that will stick in our throats all week.

"We go to York now and need to pick ourselves up. Well done to Plymouth, they leave with the points and good luck to them for the rest of the season."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 2DaviesSubstituted forChaplinat 88'minutes
  • 6BurgessBooked at 61mins
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 8DoyleBooked at 48mins
  • 29Hollands
  • 7McGurkSubstituted forEvansat 67'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forMcNultyat 75'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 21Smith

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 10McNulty
  • 14Naismith
  • 19Chaplin
  • 24Murphy
  • 26Evans
  • 33Close

Plymouth

  • 23McCormickBooked at 19mins
  • 2Mellor
  • 5Nelson
  • 6HartleyBooked at 50mins
  • 14JervisSubstituted forReidat 78'minutes
  • 32Houghton
  • 4McHughBooked at 35mins
  • 20Boateng
  • 16PurringtonSubstituted forWyldeat 70'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 19Matt

Substitutes

  • 9Reid
  • 11Wylde
  • 15Harvey
  • 24Rooney
  • 27Tanner
  • 29Bentley
  • 31Dorel
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
18,423

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Ben Davies.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 2. Gregg Wylde (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamille Matt.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 1. Jamille Matt (Plymouth Argyle) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey with a cross.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt saved. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Marc McNulty (Portsmouth).

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

Hand ball by Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Reuben Reid replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Gary Roberts.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Jake Jervis (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Gregg Wylde replaces Ben Purrington.

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Adam McGurk.

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Attempt missed. Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hiram Boateng (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Davies.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Carl McHugh.

Attempt blocked. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Carl McHugh (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Booking

Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for dangerous play.

Dangerous play by Peter Hartley (Plymouth Argyle).

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton422611575433289
2Oxford Utd422113876403676
3Bristol Rovers422361368432575
4Accrington422112968472175
5Plymouth422281260402074
6Portsmouth411815868383069
7Wimbledon4118111260491165
8Wycombe421712134438663
9Exeter421712135854463
10Leyton Orient421712135757063
11Carlisle421516116058261
12Cambridge421612145552360
13Mansfield421611155749859
14Luton42178175656059
15Barnet421510175762-555
16Hartlepool42156214861-1351
17Notts County42139205173-2248
18Crawley42138214469-2547
19Morecambe42128226678-1244
20Yeovil421013193854-1643
21Stevenage421012204866-1842
22Newport421011214160-1941
23York42612244678-3230
24Dag & Red42610263975-3628
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