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Plainmoor (ATT 3,843) 26th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Woolmer

Torquay Torquay United vs Portsmouth Portsmouth

Torquay 1

J Chapell (1)

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Portsmouth 1

R Bird (81)

Pompey rally to peg back Gulls

Last Updated: 26/10/13 7:12pm

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Jordan Chapell: Breaking records

Jordan Chapell: Breaking records

Jordan Chapell's record-breaking first-minute goal for struggling Torquay wasn't quite enough as they drew 1-1 with Portsmouth.

Winger Chapell's 18-second shot - his fifth goal for the Gulls - was the fastest in the Devon club's history.

But substitute Ryan Bird's equaliser nine minutes from time rescued Pompey and leaves Torquay without a win in six games.

Torquay's dream start came when Karl Hawley laid Lee Mansell's header off for Chapell to score with a 10-yard left-foot shot across goalie Trevor Carson.

Torquay had problems containing Pompey targetman Patrick Agyemang, who had a great battle with home defender Krystian Pearce, while on-loan West Ham striker Paul McCallum missed a great chance, laid on by Hawley, to make it 2-0 just before half-time.

With the wind behind them, Pompey cranked up the pressure in the second half, skipper Johnny Ertl forcing Martin Rice to make a fine save and Jed Wallace firing wildly over in the 71st minute.

But the pressure finally told when Wallace crossed from the right in the 81st minute and Bird stretched out his right boot to wrong-foot Rice and poke the ball home from close range.

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2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6