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Portsmouth 1-0 Plymouth Argyle

Kal Naismith scored the only goal of the game as Portsmouth beat Plymouth.

The forward netted halfway through the first half after Pilgrims goalkeeper Remi Matthews failed to deal with a long ball.

Pompey started the brighter and had the visitors on the back foot for most of the match.

The home side only had to wait seven minutes for their first chance, Jamal Lowe turned on the ball but his shot was blocked.

Plymouth's best chance came in the 30th minute after defender Yann Songo'o was left alone inside the box, but his header went over the bar.

Pompey forward Conor Chaplin claimed for a penalty in the 77th minute after going down in the area but referee Robert Madley waved play on.

Naismith almost doubled the score in the 78th minute but his shot rebounded off the far post.

In injury time Plymouth forward Nadir Ciftci could have salvaged a point for the away side but failed to connect with the ball and the chance went begging.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20Thompson
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forKennedyat 59'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 33Close
  • 4Rose
  • 26Evans
  • 22NaismithSubstituted forO'Keefeat 83'minutes
  • 18Lowe
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forMainat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7O'Keefe
  • 11Kennedy
  • 14Main
  • 23Bennett
  • 25Talbot
  • 30May
  • 35Bass

Plymouth

  • 34Matthews
  • 3SawyerBooked at 32mins
  • 4Songo'o
  • 15Bradley
  • 17Taylor-SinclairBooked at 90mins
  • 7SarcevicSubstituted forAinsworthat 86'minutes
  • 24Fox
  • 32Diagouraga
  • 10CareySubstituted forLameirasat 79'minutes
  • 14Jervis
  • 16GrantSubstituted forCiftciat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Miller
  • 8Ainsworth
  • 9Ciftci
  • 11Lameiras
  • 21Wylde
  • 27Fletcher
  • 31Cooper
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
17,923

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamPlymouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Plymouth Argyle 0.

Booking

Toumani Diagouraga (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Lionel Ainsworth (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Stuart O'Keefe (Portsmouth).

Booking

Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth).

Gary Sawyer (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Curtis Main replaces Conor Chaplin.

Ben Close (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nadir Ciftci (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lionel Ainsworth replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Fox (Plymouth Argyle).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Stuart O'Keefe replaces Kal Naismith because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ruben Lameiras replaces Graham Carey.

Delay in match (Portsmouth).

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Yann Songo'o.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Nadir Ciftci replaces Joel Grant.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Foul by Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle).

Foul by Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth).

Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Matthew Kennedy replaces Oliver Hawkins because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Remi Matthews.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

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2Shrewsbury19124326131340
3Scunthorpe20115426141238
4Bradford2011362922736
5Blackburn18104430151534
6Charlton1810442721634
7Portsmouth209292524129
8Peterborough198472927228
9Oxford Utd207673427727
10Blackpool197662423127
11Fleetwood207672930-127
12Rotherham198293228426
13Walsall196762728-125
14Southend196762229-725
15MK Dons206682229-724
16Doncaster206592125-423
17Oldham196583036-623
18Bristol Rovers1970122735-821
19Rochdale194872024-420
20Wimbledon2055101522-720
21Gillingham204881522-720
22Northampton2054111532-1719
23Bury2045111928-917
24Plymouth2045111529-1417
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