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Torquay United 1-1 Portsmouth

Winger Jordan Chapell scored after only 18 seconds but Torquay were unable to hold on to beat Portsmouth.

Chappell's fifth of the season - a left-foot shot across goal - was the fastest in the Devon club's history.

On-loan West Ham striker Paul McCallum should have doubled the Gulls' lead before half-time but he shot wide.

Pompey piled on the pressure and made the breakthrough with nine minutes to go as Ryan Bird poked home Jed Wallace's cross from the right.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Guy Whittingham

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Post-match: Pompey boss Whittingham

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"How do you sum it up when you've totally dominated the game and come away drawing. It's disappointing from our point of view obviously because we've played really well.

(On early Torquay goal) "You can't afford not to attack balls and we didn't attack that first sort of ball booted up front by them, and paid for it because we couldn't get the ball clear and they obviously scored."

"We asked our players to be brave on the ball and play some football and we've done that well today."

(On Ryan Bird's first Football League goal) "We believed he'd come and score goals for us and he's off the mark today so he'll keep pressing for that first start, I expect. He'll now get the realism that he can score in this league and when you have that through the leagues then it gives you a lot of confidence."

Line-ups

Torquay

  • 13Rice
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 7Mansell
  • 5Pearce
  • 29O'Connor
  • 12ChapellSubstituted forCameronat 83'minutes
  • 17McCourt
  • 9Hawley
  • 19McCallumSubstituted forMozikaat 74'minutes
  • 23Azeez

Substitutes

  • 1Poke
  • 11Cameron
  • 20Craig
  • 21Cruise
  • 26Benyon
  • 31Sullivan
  • 36Mozika

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 2Moutaouakil
  • 20CooperBooked at 78mins
  • 13ErtlSubstituted forBarchamat 65'minutes
  • 3N'Gala
  • 5Devera
  • 11Holmes
  • 16FerrySubstituted forRaconat 83'minutes
  • 23Agyemang
  • 32MarquisBooked at 25minsSubstituted forBirdat 76'minutes
  • 35Wallace

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 4East
  • 7Barcham
  • 8Padovani
  • 15Mahon
  • 18Bird
  • 31Racon
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
3,843

Match Stats

Home TeamTorquayAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 1.

Dale Tonge (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Shaun Cooper.

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

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jak McCourt.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Therry Racon replaces Simon Ferry.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Courtney Cameron replaces Jordan Chapell.

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

Foul by Lee Mansell (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Torquay United 1, Portsmouth 1. Ryan Bird (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Shaun Cooper (Portsmouth).

Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces John Marquis.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Damien Mozika replaces Paul McCallum because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Lee Mansell (Torquay United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

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

Foul by Paul McCallum (Torquay United).

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

Karl Hawley (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Adebayo Azeez (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Johannes Ertl.

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

Hand ball by Karl Hawley (Torquay United).

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Oxford Utd147521126
2Rochdale14824526
3Fleetwood14815725
4Chesterfield14743725
5Exeter14734424
6Burton14734324
7Newport14653623
8Dag & Red14653323
9Scunthorpe13652323
10Morecambe14644122
11Mansfield14563321
12Wycombe13625320
13Southend14626120
14Hartlepool14536118
15Wimbledon14536-318
16Portsmouth13454017
17Cheltenham14446-616
18Plymouth14437-615
19Bury14347-213
20York13337-612
21Bristol Rovers14257-711
22Torquay14257-1011
23Northampton14248-810
24Accrington14248-1010
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