Exeter City 1-1 Portsmouth
Jed Wallace's second-half strike earned Portsmouth a well-deserved point against Exeter City at St James Park.
The hosts took the lead when Craig Woodman's cross reached striker Tom Nichols who turned and volleyed his shot into the bottom right corner.
The visitors dominated the second-half but Grecians keeper Christy Pym twice denied Ryan Bird's headed efforts.
Pompey equalised when Jed Wallace cut in from the right and his deflected shot found the bottom left corner.
Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:
"We were solid enough, they didn't create too much but we didn't move the ball quick enough first half.
"First day of the season you just want to get out the way and hopefully win, but obviously not get beat, that's really important. We're pleased to take a point but obviously we'd have preferred the win.
"It was a lot better second half and that's the standard that we expect. In the first half we haven't hit those heights but we've managed to stay in the game which was important."
- 3WoodmanBooked at 61mins
- 7SercombeSubstituted forButterfieldat 86'minutes
- 20NicholsSubstituted forWheelerat 80'minutes
- 3WhatmoughBooked at 60mins
- 7BarchamSubstituted forStoreyat 72'minutes
- 20WestcarrSubstituted forAtanganaat 60'minutes
- 9TaylorSubstituted forBirdat 88'minutes
- Andy Woolmer
- Shots on Target