Portsmouth 2 (Diarra 34, Krancjar 45) - 1 Plymouth Argyle (Clark 5)
A psychic predicted "goal, goal and thrice goal" on Sparksy's breakfast show and she was right, though few would have thought that one would go Argyle's way.
The game had barely settled before new signing Clark put the ball past England keeper David James, who harbours ambitions of playing for the mighty Greens on day. If any Pilgrim had come expecting a loss, there was no doubt that the Greens would be getting something out of this game and giant-slaying was a possibility. Unfortunately it wasn't to be. Argyle made their usual mistakes, and whilst they can by and large get away with them against Championship teams, Portsmouth capitalised and scored twice. If the referee hadn't have been so wet and disregareded the penalties then maybe a draw (or a win) would have been on the cards. But unfortunately once the first had gone in, Pompey were on the up and seized every opportunity to make up for being shut out early in the game.