Win tickets to Pompey v Plymouth play-off clash

It's being billed as the biggest game at Fratton Park since Pompey beat Birmingham to book their place in a Wembley FA Cup semi-final six years ago.

Monday, 9th May 2016, 6:21 pm
Updated Monday, 9th May 2016, 7:32 pm
Frederic Piquionne celebrates after scoring in Pompey's FA Cup quarter-final win over Birmingham in March 2010

Another trip to the home of English football is within touching distance for the Blues – if they can get the better of League Two rivals Plymouth in their two-legged play-off semi-final clash.

The first of those two highly-anticipated encounters takes place on Thursday night as Paul Cook’s men play host to the Pilgrims in front of an expected sell-out crowd (7.45pm).

The good news for Pompey fans who have yet to secure their place is that The News/Sports Mail have teamed up with the Blues to offer one lucky supporter a pair of tickets to the game.

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To be in with a chance of winning, we would like fans to post a good luck message to Cook’s side on Twitter using no more than 140 characters, under the hashtag #pompeyplayoff.

Alternatively, supporters can visit our Facebook pages: and and post their message under our competition story.

Entrants are advised to think outside of the box with their responses – the more original the message, the better!

The News will then pick a winner, with the deadline being Wednesday, May 11.

This is not the first time that The News and Pompey have teamed up.

The News/Sports Mail and Pompey have joined forces to great effect for a third successive season to raise money for the club.

With 10p of every Sports Mail publication sold donated to the Blues, a grand total of £13,682.60 has been raised by our readers this season – with this year’s cheque being presented to the club at half-time on Thursday.

That follows generous donations of £13,681.30 last term and £12,901.40 from the 2013-14 campaign.

That is now a total of £40,265.30 the Sports Mail has presented to Pompey to enable the funding of its successful Academy set-up.

Fans are having a direct impact on the club they support as Mark Kelly’s youth team continues to produce promising young players for the first team.

Whether Cook’s side are playing in League One or League Two remains to be seen but for one lucky reader, they will be in the best place possible to experience all of the drama as it unfolds.