Pompey denied win by last-gasp leveller

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A goal five minutes into stoppage-time denied Pompey a Good Friday victory at Carlisle as they were pegged back for a last-gasp 2-2 draw.

Pompey fell behind inside just 88 seconds as they made a dreadful start to the contest, when Kyle Dempsey was allowed too much room to rifle home a powerful shot from the edge of the box.

Jed Wallace is mobed by his Pompey team-mates after scoring Pompey's first-half equaliser Pictures: Joe Pepler

Jed Wallace is mobed by his Pompey team-mates after scoring Pompey's first-half equaliser Pictures: Joe Pepler

But after Andy Awford’s side finally got going midway through the first half, they began to take control and Jed Wallace blasted home a superb equaliser with an unstoppable shot from 30 yards seven minutes before the break.

It got even better for the Blues in first-half stoppage-time when Wallace found space down the left flank and his low cross was met by Matt Tubbs at the far post to convert from a yard out.

Pompey then controlled large parts of the second half and their performance probably warranted another goal to make the game safe.

But with the Blues seemingly defending well in the closing stages, they dropped deeper and deeper.

And after clearing everything else that had come their way, they failed to deal with a long ball into the box and it dropped to Charlie Wyke, who slotted home with the last kick of the game.