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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.

Richie Barker

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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."

Line-ups

Exeter

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Butterfield
  • 3Woodman
  • 4BennettSubstituted forMoore-Taylorat 45'minutes
  • 5BaldwinSubstituted forRichardsat 45'minutes
  • 6Coles
  • 7Sercombe
  • 29Grimes
  • 20Nichols
  • 22KeohaneSubstituted forWheelerat 75'minutes
  • 11Davies

Substitutes

  • 8Oakley
  • 14Richards
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 19O'Flynn
  • 25Parkin
  • 30Pym
  • 32Wheeler

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 14Painter
  • 17ShoreyBooked at 84mins
  • 5DeveraSubstituted forBradleyat 45+1'minutes
  • 26Chorley
  • 19Fogden
  • 31Racon
  • 32JervisSubstituted forAgyemangat 80'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forBarchamat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Barcham
  • 8Padovani
  • 13Ertl
  • 23Agyemang
  • 35Wallace
Referee:
Gary Sutton
Attendance:
5,221

Match Stats

Home TeamExeterAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Portsmouth 1.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Ricky Holmes.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Jimmy Keohane.

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

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

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

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

Foul by Liam Sercombe (Exeter City).

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

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

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Danny Butterfield.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

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

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

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

Foul by Arron Davies (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

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

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Jimmy Keohane (Exeter City).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Craig Woodman.

goal

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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