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Plymouth Argyle 2-2 Portsmouth

Plymouth substitute Connor Smith scored a late leveller as the League Two leaders held promotion rivals Portsmouth at Home Park.

Smith smashed home from 15 yards in the 89th minute, soon after Pompey sub Danny Rose had scored a 25-yard screamer in off the underside of the bar.

Plymouth's Yann Songo'o stooped to head the leaders ahead on 20 minutes, converting Graham Carey's in-swinging free-kick from the left touchline at the near post.

Argyle should have doubled their lead in the next attack, but Jordan Slew's close-range shot was scrambled off the line by Carl Baker.

Portsmouth levelled when Conor Chaplin swept past Nauris Bulvitis down the left and teed up the unmarked Kyle Bennett, whose first-time shot found the roof of the net.

Paul Cook's side started the 100th dockyard derby brightly and Argyle's opener came against the run of play.

Carey came closest to scoring midway through the second half, beating Portsmouth keeper David Forde with a dipping 20-yarder which came back off the crossbar.

Report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 5Bulvitis
  • 15Bradley
  • 16PurringtonBooked at 34mins
  • 4Songo'oBooked at 21mins
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 10Carey
  • 8SlewBooked at 43minsSubstituted forDonaldsonat 81'minutes
  • 9SpencerSubstituted forTannerat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 7Goodwillie
  • 11Donaldson
  • 21Dorel
  • 22Ijaha
  • 27Tanner
  • 28Bentley

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Forde
  • 26EvansBooked at 45mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 2Davies
  • 3Stevens
  • 24LinganziSubstituted forRoseat 69'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 7Baker
  • 11Roberts
  • 23BennettSubstituted forLalkovicat 74'minutes
  • 19ChaplinBooked at 27minsSubstituted forMainat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 9Smith
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 14Main
  • 16Whatmough
  • 22Naismith
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
13,508

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Portsmouth 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Portsmouth 2.

  3. Post update

    Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Main (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Gary Miller (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth).

  7. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Portsmouth 2. Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ben Purrington.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Portsmouth 2. Danny Rose (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Curtis Main (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Craig Tanner replaces James Spencer.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ryan Donaldson replaces Jordan Slew.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gary Miller.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Connor Smith (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Carl Baker (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Graham Carey.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Milan Lalkovic replaces Kyle Bennett.

  20. Post update

    David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1392221111029
2Doncaster1382326161026
3Carlisle136702213925
4Luton136432314922
5Portsmouth136342114721
6Grimsby136251817120
7Accrington135441817119
8Crewe134721717019
9Crawley135441516-119
10Morecambe136161824-619
11Mansfield134631312118
12Notts County135352020018
13Colchester134451617-116
14Hartlepool133732022-216
15Yeovil135171319-616
16Wycombe134361417-315
17Blackpool133551715214
18Stevenage124261719-214
19Cheltenham132741517-213
20Exeter134181217-513
21Cambridge133461117-613
22Leyton Orient133371317-412
23Barnet122641319-612
24Newport111461016-67
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