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Ronan Curtis strike keeps Portsmouth's promotion hopes alive

Portsmouth were held to a 1-1 draw by Oxford United at Fratton Park.

portsmouth-v-oxford-united-sky-bet-league-one-play-off-semi-final-first-leg-fratton-park Curtis (not pictured): 14 goals for Portsmouth this season. Source: Andrew Matthews

Portsmouth 1-1 Oxford United

RONAN CURTIS’S 14TH goal of the season kept Portsmouth’s promotion hopes alive in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final.

The Ireland striker drilled home the game’s opening goal shortly after the half-hour mark to give the hosts the lead at Fratton Park.

But Pompey’s lead was short-lived as Marcus Browne equalised before the break, dribbling from inside his own half before beating Alex Bass with a low shot from outside the area.

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The second leg takes place at the Kassam Stadium on Monday, with the winners to face either Wycombe Wanderers or Fleetwood Town in the play-off final on 13 July.

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