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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 1.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces Matthew Kennedy.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Jamal Lowe replaces Carl Baker.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

  20. Post update

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

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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