Portsmouth players, management and fans alike will be rightfully ecstatic this morning following last night’s dramatic win over Exeter City in the EFL Trophy semi-finals.
Exeter captain Jake Taylor hammered in from a corner with just over 10 minutes to go before Marcus Harness fired in a rebound from close-range to equalise just six minutes later.
The Grecians looked to have won the game in the 89th minute when Christian Burgess diverted a Joel Randall cross into his own net but a deflected Cameron McGeehan strike from the edge of the area pulled Portsmouth level again.
The hosts took the lead for the first time with the final action of the match when John Marquis headed in at the back post from a Ronan Curtis cross to send Fratton Park into ecstasy.
Marquis’ goal sends Portsmouth to Wembley for a second consecutive season as they look to retain their trophy.
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Pompey are due to face the winners of Newport County vs Salford City.
One player who has been reveling in the last-gasp victory is Ross McCrorie who played the full 90 minutes at right-back.
He took to Twitter following the dramatic encounter at Fratton Park to give his thoughts on the character the Portsmouth side showed.
Here is the best reaction from Portsmouth fans to McCrorie’s tweet…
Going to Wembley with the best fans in England 👀🔵⚪️
— Merson longyear (@merson_pfc) February 18, 2020
Well done lads keep the good work for the rest of the season and get us that trophy back for another year
— Damien Shires (@DamienShires6) February 18, 2020
You were absolutely amazing – please stay fit – fantastic performance 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Paul Woodley (@paulnwoodley) February 18, 2020
absolutely buzzing for you 🤩
— niamh (@niamhmcginley__) February 18, 2020
DESIRE 💙💙💙💪💪💪#PUP well played lads!!!!
— @WDRPaint 💙 (@wdrpaint) February 18, 2020
Well played mate. We’re going to Wembley!!! pic.twitter.com/TevhEbbgbu
— Dylan Price (@Dilbert0912) February 18, 2020
My MOM Ross fantastic game well played
— Ian Gray (@IanGray34636197) February 19, 2020