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Penalty levels League Two play-off first leg between Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle

Penalty levels League Two play-off first leg between Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle

12/05/2016 at 23:38

League Two - semifinal, Fratton Park, Portsmouth 2 (McNulty 3', Roberts 51' p), Plymouth Argyle 2 (Matt 9', 19')

Marc McNulty gave the home side the advantage in a hard-fought match after just three minutes with a shot from the edge of the box.

Though it was not long before Jamille Matt found the net with a header in the ninth minute to equalise for Plymouth.

Portsmouth's Marc McNulty is fouled by Plymouth's Peter Hartley resulting in a penalty

Portsmouth's Marc McNulty is fouled by Plymouth's Peter Hartley resulting in a penaltyReuters

But Argyle gave their lead away after McNulty was tripped in the area by Peter Hartley, and awarded a penalty which he converted in the 51st minute.

The teams go forward to their next meeting on 15 May level, though with a slight advantage to Portsmouth, to decide who will go through to the play-off final at Wembley two weeks later.

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