Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Ipswich Town 1.
Marcus Harness was the match-winner as Portsmouth came from behind to beat League One play-off rivals Ipswich 2-1 in Danny Cowley's first match as manager.
Harness claimed a crucial victory for Cowley 18 minutes from time after captain Tom Naylor had cancelled out James Norwood's opener.
Portsmouth's Craig MacGillivray was the first goalkeeper to be called into action when he saved Alan Judge's 20-yard free-kick in the 18th minute.
MacGillivray was powerless to stop Norwood firing Ipswich in front 13 minutes before half-time after racing on to Gwion Edwards' sumptuous through-ball.
Pompey hit back nine minutes later when Naylor rose unchallenged to head in a Ronan Curtis corner.
Ryan Williams could have put the home team ahead early in the second half after being put through by Harness but failed to hit the target.
Curtis was the provider again for what proved to be the winning goal when his cross was met by Harness who, after having his initial shot blocked, smashed in the rebound.
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- 6WhatmoughBooked at 18mins
- 14CannonBooked at 56minsSubstituted forCloseat 58'minutes
- 11CurtisBooked at 52mins
- 26Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forJacobsat 72'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 4ChambersBooked at 66mins
- 5WilsonSubstituted forVincent-Youngat 79'minutes
- 15BishopBooked at 71minsSubstituted forParrottat 89'minutes
- 7EdwardsBooked at 66mins
- 18JudgeSubstituted forJacksonat 79'minutes
- 17BennettsSubstituted forDobraat 59'minutes
- Alan Young
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Ipswich Town 1.
Attempt saved. James Bolton (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Raggett with a headed pass.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Aristote Nsiala.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Troy Parrott replaces Teddy Bishop.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gwion Edwards.
Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).
Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Michael Jacobs (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kane Vincent-Young replaces James Wilson.
Substitution, Ipswich Town. Kayden Jackson replaces Alan Judge.
Offside, Portsmouth. Marcus Harness tries a through ball, but Ronan Curtis is caught offside.
Goal! Portsmouth 2, Ipswich Town 1. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ronan Curtis.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Michael Jacobs replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.
Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Teddy Bishop (Ipswich Town).
Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by James Bolton.
Attempt blocked. James Norwood (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Dozzell.