LOWE DOWN Argyle boss pleased to maintain momentum

ryan loweRyan Lowe was pleased his Plymouth Argyle side extended their unbeaten home run to seven League One games since winning promotion with a 2-2 draw at home to Portsmouth.

Lowe said: “It’s all about momentum and we’ve kept the unbeaten run going. Overall happy but I would have been pleased with more points.”

On-loan Fulham defender Jerome Opoku levelled on 78 minutes with his first senior goal after Pompey had cancelled out Sean Raggett’s early own goal opener with two goals in three second half minutes.

Striker John Marquis levelled from a 63rd minute penalty before Pompey skipper Tom Naylor fired them ahead.

Argyle boss Lowe said: “It was a good game I thought we played some good stuff.

“We played some fantastic stuff at times, created plenty of chances and should have scored more.

“Pompey were never going to come here and just roll over. They had a game plan to try and get us on the counter, two solid banks of four and one dropping down as a striker.

“I’m happy with a point but would have been more pleased with three.

“I felt if we had got that (second) goal, Ryan Hardie had that great chance early in the second half and I felt if he had put that away it is probably a different game.

“Portsmouth are a good club in good hands and have just missed out over the last few years, so we have gone toe to toe and arguably – for me – dominated a large part of the game against a team who have just missed out on promotion for the past few years.

“We have got to take positives from it, we do every day and we are a positive group, a positive team but I will look at stuff we can do better next time. We weren’t happy with the goals we conceded, we never are.”

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