A stoppage-time equaliser from Liam Sercombe rescued a point for Exeter against Portsmouth.

Pompey took the lead on nine minutes when Jake Jervis tapped in from six yards after Ben Chorley's knock-down.

Ryan Taylor had a chance to kill the game when Grecians goalkeeper Artur Krysiak missed a back pass, but his shot ended up in the side-netting.

Deep into stoppage time, Sercombe's shot took a deflection to leave visiting keeper Trevor Carson stranded.

Exeter are now six points above the bottom two, while Portsmouth are four points ahead of the relegation zone.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I can't fault the players, I thought the players' attitude was fantastic. I have to say I thought the throw-in that they scored from was our throw-in. I'm not sure where four minutes of injury time come from as well.

Post-match: Pompey boss Richie Barker

"It's tough to take. The positives are it's five away games without a defeat or something now - so we're becoming tougher to beat on the road, but again it's another draw.

"I'm gutted really because I thought the players did everything we asked of them.

"Six, eight weeks ago, whatever it was, we lost five in a row. We've now lost two in nine, so it's certainly not a worry for me because we've got to be going in the right direction."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Exeter City

  • 01 Krysiak
  • 02 Butterfield
  • 03 Woodman
  • 04 Bennett (Moore-Taylor - 45' )
  • 05 Baldwin (Richards - 45' )
  • 06 Coles
  • 07 Sercombe
  • 29 Grimes
  • 20 Nichols
  • 22 Keohane (Wheeler - 75' )
  • 11 Davies

Substitutes

  • 08 Oakley
  • 14 Richards
  • 15 Moore-Taylor
  • 19 O'Flynn
  • 25 Parkin
  • 30 Pym
  • 32 Wheeler

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei
  • 14 Painter
  • 17 Shorey Booked
  • 05 Devera (Bradley - 46' )
  • 26 Chorley
  • 19 Fogden
  • 31 Racon
  • 32 Jervis (Agyemang - 80' )
  • 20 Taylor
  • 11 Holmes (Barcham - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Bradley
  • 07 Barcham
  • 08 Padovani
  • 13 Ertl
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 35 Wallace
Ref: Gary Sutton
Att: 5,221

Match Stats

Shots

12 11

On target

5 4

Corners

6 3

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1.

90:00 +3:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by David Wheeler.

90:00 +1:10

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

89:00

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

88:15

Attempt saved. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

85:50

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

84:45

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

83:38

Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:38

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

79:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

77:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Ricky Holmes.

74:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Jimmy Keohane.

72:21

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

72:21

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:05

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

70:31

Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:31

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

69:17

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

69:17

Eliot Richards (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:48

Attempt missed. Eliot Richards (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

65:20

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

64:11

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

64:11

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:20

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

61:19

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

61:19

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

60:05

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

57:48

Attempt blocked. Therry Racon (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

56:22

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

56:22

Daniel Coles (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:43

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

55:43

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

54:12

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

53:30

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

53:30

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:44

Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:44

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

50:34

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

49:53

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

48:30

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

45:00

Second Half begins Exeter City 0, Portsmouth 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Eliot Richards replaces Pat Baldwin.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Exeter City. Jordan Moore-Taylor replaces Scott Bennett.

45:00 +3:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Exeter City 0, Portsmouth 1.

45:00 +3:05

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00 +1:55

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:55

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

45:00 +0:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Sonny Bradley replaces Joe Devera because of an injury.

41:53

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Devera.

41:42

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Trevor Carson.

41:25

Attempt saved. Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

39:35

Therry Racon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:35

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

39:02

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36:51

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

36:51

Matt Grimes (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:18

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:18

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

32:54

Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:54

Foul by Daniel Coles (Exeter City).

32:20

Attempt saved. Scott Bennett (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

32:02

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

31:39

Attempt blocked. Tom Nichols (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29:22

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:22

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

28:28

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

27:52

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high.

24:27

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

24:27

Scott Bennett (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:33

Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

20:33

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

17:57

Attempt blocked. Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

16:56

Attempt missed. Matt Grimes (Exeter City) left footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

15:25

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:25

Foul by Danny Butterfield (Exeter City).

12:00

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

11:57

Foul by Tom Nichols (Exeter City).

11:41

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

8:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Exeter City 0, Portsmouth 1. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Chorley.

8:07

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

8:07

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

5:46

Attempt saved. Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

3:33

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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