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Plymouth and Portsmouth play out an enthralling second half contest to take home a point each.

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Both the seaside cities went into the game hoping to maintain their home and away records, respectively.

Early pressure from the home side and lack of communication at the back from Pompey resulted in an own goal by defender, Sean Raggett in the 11th minute.

Plymouth came close to doubling their advantage in 22nd minute but Portsmouth keeper, Craig MacGillivray was equal to it.

More dominance from Argyle but no second goal arrived. They eventually went into the break but wondered how it was only 1-0. Portsmouth however went in at halftime with zero shots on goal.

The second half began with a double switch from Pompey boss, Jackett, changing the formation to 4-4-2.

The away side looked totally different and started the second half the stronger with multiple crosses into the box as well as some dangerous freekicks.

In the 62nd minute, the constant knocking on the door drew a penalty after Watts handled the ball. John Marquis stepped up and scored his 10th goal of the season.

Less than three minutes had passed before Portsmouth struck again, captain Tom Naylor scoring from outside of the area.

Plymouth adjusted well and drew level in the 78th minute, scored by Jerome Opoku, after a deep crossed wasn’t cleared in the box.

Both teams pressed in the final stages but neither could find that crucial goal to secure victory.

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May 2024