Pompey fans hopeful of second leg victory against Plymouth
DESPITE Pompey's chances of promotion hanging in the balance, fans are optimistic about the second leg of the play-offs against Plymouth.
It comes as the club drew 2-2 last night in their first game of the League Two play-offs semi-final.
Pompey will travel to Plymouth on Sunday and supporters are looking forward to the crucial game with many believing the team can go on and win.
Ray Terence, from Havant, is a life-long supporter. The 66-year-old said: ‘Pompey played well and I hope they can manage to do it against Plymouth on Sunday.
‘I will be keeping my fingers crossed but I reckon we can do it and get to Wembley.’
It was a dramatic first leg for the Fratton faithful to watch as Pompey went 1-0 up in the first two minutes.
But Plymouth drew level soon after with the drama continuing with a scuffle on the pitch. The away side pulled ahead but Pompey made it 2-2 in the early stages of the second half.
Life-long fan Charlotte Cox, from Southsea, thought it was a good match.
The 26-year-old said: ‘The game was very entertaining and I am looking forward to Sunday. Plymouth played a little dirty but we came back strong so it was all good in my books.
‘I definitely think we can go to Plymouth on Sunday and win.’
Sean Fair, from Fratton, thinks the next leg is going to be a close match with Pompey winning narrowly.
The 40-year-old said: ‘It is leading up to a great game on Sunday. I think we will win 2-1.’
He added if Pompey do win, going to Wembley Stadium for the play-off final would be fantastic.
‘It will be amazing if we get to Wembley,’ he said.
‘We need to start going back up the leagues again. We have spent too long down in League Two and we have got to get back where we deserve to be.’
Siblings Sonya and Paul Cohead, from Landport, have been visiting Fratton Park for years.
Sonya, 28, is hoping Pompey win at least 2-0 at Plymouth. She said: ‘Hopefully we will win and go there and get a clean sheet, I am hoping for 2-0 victory.
‘It will be great to go to Wembley and get another win.’
She added: ‘I thought the first half was a lot better than the second half.
‘During the first half I thought Plymouth were very dirty.
‘We had a lot of possession and they didn’t like that.’
Her brother Paul, 26, said returning to Wembley would be great.
‘It would be really good to go back to our second home,’ he added.