Exeter City 1-1 Portsmouth

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.

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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.

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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."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield30151052155
2Scunthorpe30131341452
3Oxford Utd30131251651
4Rochdale2915591250
5Burton291487550
6Fleetwood28153101248
7Southend2913881147
8Newport261097539
9Dag & Red3010911-139
10Plymouth2910910-439
11Hartlepool3010812-338
12Wimbledon3010812-438
13Morecambe2910811-538
14York3181211-336
15Cheltenham298129-436
16Exeter299812-435
17Mansfield3081111-835
18Accrington288911-633
19Portsmouth3071211-933
20Bury2871110-332
21Bristol Rovers2971012-531
22Wycombe297913-630
23Torquay287813-1329
24Northampton285815-1823
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