Plymouth Argyle were denied a first win in eight attempts against Portsmouth as they conceded two late goals to draw 2-2 in a League One encounter at Fratton Park. Here are the Plymouth Live ratings for each of the Pilgrims’ players:
Mike Cooper 6 – Made one tremendous diving save from Marcus Harness in the first half. Perhaps over-committed himself when Ronan Curtis cut back inside to score from a narrow angle and cut Argyle’s lead to 2-1 in the 86th minute.
Will Aimson 7 – Portsmouth appealed for a penalty when a cross-shot from Charlie Daniels hit the arm of Aimson, who then played a good ball forward to set up the attack from which Luke Jephcott opened the scoring in the 71st minute.
Jerome Opoku 6 – Will probably feel he could have done better at dealing with the cross from Marcus Harness which led to James Bolton scoring Portsmouth’s 88th minute equaliser.
Kell Watts 6 – Had a strong game, especially in the air, but blotted his copybook by his error of judgement which saw him robbed off the ball by Ronan Curtis as he tried to let it run out of play and the subsequent goal sparked Portsmouth’s late comeback.
Tyrese Fornah 6 – Had to cover a lot of ground as the deep-lying midfielder, especially in the first half when Portsmouth put Argyle under a lot of pressure.
Byron Moore 6 – Took over the right wing-back role from Joe Edwards, who was out with a knee injury. Had trouble dealing with Portsmouth’s attack-minded left-back Charlie Daniels at times.
Panutche Camara 6 – Not as dominant a display as we have seen recently from Camara but he was heavily involved in the build-up to Luke Jephcott’s first goal, winning the ball off Andy Cannon and then seeing his attempt at a shot break for the Pilgrims’ striker.
Danny Mayor 8 – Ran the show at times with his passing and incisive play, particularly in the opening 20 minutes of the game and also when Argyle got on on top in the second period and took a 2-0 lead.
Conor Grant 6 – The left wing-back probably had to do more defending than he would have wanted because of the attacking forays of Marcus Harness.
Ryan Hardie 6 – Was replaced by Niall Ennis in the 69th minute soon after he took a blow to his right foot when he was tackled when trying to get in a shot after being set up by his strike partner Luke Jephcott.
Luke Jephcott 8 STAR MAN – There were spells in the game when Argyle’s top scorer hardly saw the ball but he came up with two typically clinical close range finishes in the second half which should have sealed a win for his side.
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Niall Ennis 7 – Had a very positive impact as a substitute, making a superb run from inside Argyle territory before providing a pinpoint cross for Luke Jephcott to tap home for Argyle’s second goal in the 81st minute.
Sam Woods – The loan signing from Crystal Palace made his debut for the Pilgrims in a midfield holding role after Ryan Lowe sent him on for two-goal Luke Jephcott in the 84th minute to try and protect a 2-0 lead, which did not work out.
Adam Lewis – Came off the bench for Panutche Camara in the 90th minute as Portsmouth threatened to go on and win the game after trailing by two goals late on.
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