Taylor at the double as Pompey fight back to claim victory

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A late double from Ryan Taylor, after substitute Craig Westcarr’s lifeline, helped Pompey perform an astonishing late turnaround to beat Tranmere Rovers 3-2 at Fratton Park.

The Blues found themselves 2-0 down early in the second half when Jennison Myrie-Williams fired Rovers ahead in the first half, before a calamitous own goal from Paul Jones after a mix-up with Joe Devera.

Ryan Taylor finds the back of the net against Tranmere Picture: Joe Pepler

Ryan Taylor finds the back of the net against Tranmere Picture: Joe Pepler

But Westcarr glanced home a great header shortly after coming off the bench to give Pompey hope.

Taylor then fired the equaliser with eight minutes remaining as he smashed home from close range, before the striker netted a far-post header soon afterwards from a corner to send Fratton Park into wild jubilation.

In fairness, nobody saw the recovery coming as Pompey looked destined for defeat with 15 minutes left.

But boss Andy Awford went for broke with his substitutions and it paid off handsomely to seal a famous fightback.

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