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22 August 2018
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A late goal from Ronan Curtis ensured Pompey continued their impressive start to the season with victory over Bristol Rovers.
Gareth Evans netted for the second game in succession to give them an interval lead at the Memorial Stadium.
But Chris Lines then levelled from the penalty spot and was sent off in the space of three second half minutes.
It looked like the spoils would be shared, only for Curtis to scramble a shot home late on and secure another three-point haul for the Blues.
Kenny Jackett unsurprisingly stuck with the same side that beat Oxford in such impressive fashion at the weekend.
There was a familiar face in the opposition line-up, with Kyle Bennett starting against his former club.
The game began in a cagey fashion, as both sides were limited to long-range efforts that failed to find the target.
Tom Naylor, Ben Thompson and Evans had their radars off for the visitors, while it was Ed Upson and Bennett for Rovers.
But Liam Sercombe really should have done better when Bennett’s cross found him unmarked in the box and he screwed over the bar.
Matt Clarke then did well to hook the ball to safety and prevent Stefan Payne from getting a shot away.
Those opportunities came during a spell of pressure for the hosts, but instead it was the Blues that broke the deadlock on 32 minutes.
A long ball up the pitch was flicked on first by Oli Hawkins and then Curtis, with EVANS collecting it and lashing home a rocket of a shot.
Rovers came close to levelling before the break, with MacGillivray getting down to his right to push clear a low Sercombe drive.
Anton Walkes was also called into action to block efforts from Ollie Clarke and Upson, ensuring Pompey went in ahead at the break.
Bristol Rovers 0
It was Pompey who threatened first following the interval, but when Jamal Lowe’s cross was headed clear, Naylor was unable to keep his shot down.
There was then a break in play while Clarke received treatment for a cut above his eye and the Blues defender returned to the pitch with a bandaged head.
Rovers then had a great chance to equalise when MacGillivray palmed clear a curler from Tom Nichols, but Sercombe could only send the loose ball into the side netting.
Rovers were on top and after having penalty appeals turned down when Sercombe’s shot hit Thompson, an effort from Nichols had to be blocked by Clarke.
Pompey saw that nervy period out, however, and began to look more of a threat at the other end of the pitch.
Evans came close to his second goal of the evening after a surging run across the edge of the box, but drilled narrowly wide with his left foot.
But then came a couple of moments of controversy, as Rovers sub Lines scored from the spot before being sent off.
It was his corner that referee Graham Salisbury decided Curtis had deliberately handled, with the midfielder just about squeezing his penalty past MacGillivray’s outstretched arm and into the bottom corner.
Brett Pitman was immediately introduced from the bench and was caught by the studs of Lines, whose reckless challenge earned him a red card.
It was a hectic ending, with goals looking likely to go in at either end of the pitch, perhaps thanks to some tiring limbs.
But it was the Blues celebrating on 87 minutes, when CURTIS capitalised on Pitman’s flick from a Thompson pass and just about managed to force a shot over the line.
The visitors were then indebted to MacGillivray, who made a stunning save to deny Bennett, while Pitman cleared off the line from the resulting corner.
Bristol Rovers (4-4-2): Smith; Leadbitter, Lockyer (c), Craig, J.Clarke; Bennett, Upson (Lines 69), O.Clarke, Sercombe; Payne (Jakubiak 69), Nichols (Rodman 79)
Goals: Lines 76 (pen)
Sent off: Lines
Subs not used: Andre Jr, Broadbent, Mensah Jr, Reilly
Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; B.Thompson, Evans (c), Naylor; Lowe, Hawkins (Pitman 77), Curtis (Haunstrup 90)
Goals: Evans 32, Curtis 87
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Close, Wheeler, Chaplin
Referee: Graham Salisbury
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Pompey continued their 100 per cent start to the league season with a convincing victory over Oxford at Fratton Park.
They dominated the contest, but it looked like a frustrating afternoon might be in store when Gareth Evans saw his penalty saved.
The Blues were more clinical after the interval, however, and Evans redeemed himself, while a Rob Dickie own-goal and Jamal Lowe effort gave the scoreline a more realistic gloss.
United staged a late rally and twice the struck the woodwork before Jack Whatmough found his own net.
But the visitors – who are without a league point – were unable to stage an unlikely comeback and Lowe wrapped things up impressively in stoppage-time.
Kenny Jackett made six changes from the side that exited the Carabao Cup on home soil earlier in the week.
Ben Thompson was handed an immediate debut in the centre of midfield, having finalised a loan switch from Millwall the previous day.
There were also starts for Craig MacGillivray, Whatmough, Lee Brown, Ronan Curtis and Oli Hawkins.
Luke McGee, Christian Burgess, Brandon Haunstrup, Ben Close, David Wheeler and Brett Pitman were the men to make way, with all of them dropping to the bench.
Pompey had not been overly convincing in their opening day home victory over Luton, but they completely controlled the first half against Oxford.
The contest was slow to get going, but it was the hosts who dominated in terms of both possession and chances.
Tony McMahon had to clear Tom Naylor’s header behind, while Curtis was unable to keep his effort down from a Lowe centre.
Hawkins was proving a constant nuisance, but could not find the target after Whatmough’s long clearance picked him out.
It was a lively display from Thompson in the centre of the pitch and he certainly endeared himself to the Fratton faithful with a crunching – yet fair – challenge on Marcus Browne.
And the host should have broken the deadlock when Hawkins stole possession from Jamie Hanson, only to then be scythed down by the Oxford midfielder.
Referee Lee Swabey immediately pointed to the spot, but Evans’ tame effort was comfortably dealt with Jonathan Mitchell.
The ball stayed in play, though, and when it was worked to Thompson outside the box, his drilled effort fizzed just past the post.
Pompey were totally on top and had another great opportunity, as Hawkins flicked on Thompson’s pass, but Naylor swiped at thin air from just a few yards out.
Evans had another chance after collecting the ball from Lowe, but could not force his shot through a sea of yellow-shirted bodies.
United were racking up the bookings, with Hanson, Cameron Brannagan and Shandon Baptiste all cautioned.
But there was a Fratton first when their coach Shaun Derry – formerly of the Blues – argued with the fourth official and – under new FA rules – was also shown a yellow card.
There was one more chance for the hosts just before the break, but Hawkins was unable to connect with Thompson’s low cross at the near post.
Oxford United 0
Pompey had not made the most of their dominance in the first half, but roared into the lead just after the interval.
Hawkins was unable to turn in Lowe’s delivery, but instead managed to lay the ball off for EVANS to steer home.
Naylor then clashed with Brannagan and both players required treatment, with the Blues midfielder returning to the pitch sporting a bandaged head.
It was still pretty much one-way traffic and the lead was deservedly doubled on 56 minutes – albeit in fortuitous circumstances.
Lowe caused more problems on the right and tried to pick out Evans in the box, only for DICKIE to get there first and turn the ball into his own net.
Oxford made a triple substitution just past the hour mark in a desperate attempt to find a route back into the contest.
Instead they found themselves further behind, as Pompey continued to torment their under-siege opponents.
A corner from Evans was helped on by Clarke and turned towards goal by Hawkins, with LOWE sticking out a boot to flick the ball past Mitchell.
The visitors finally came to life in the closing stages and Brannagan forced a decent save from MacGillivray.
Oxford then hit the post twice in quick succession, with James Henry and Jon Obika both denied in a lively conclusion.
Their hopes were raised when Whatmough inadvertently sliced McMahon’s cross into his own net, but that was as good as it got.
Instead it was Pompey who had the final say, as LOWE surged forward and curled home an exquisite finish to complete the rout.
Pompey (4-3-3): MacGillivray; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown; Naylor, Evans (c), B.Thompson; Lowe, Hawkins, Curtis (Wheeler 80)
Goals: Evans 48, Dickie 56 (og), Lowe 65, 90+2
Subs not used: McGee, Burgess, Haunstrup, Close, Chaplin, Pitman
Oxford (4-2-3-1): Mitchell; McMahon, Dickie, Nelson (c), Garbutt (Ruffels 61); Hanson, Brannagan; Mackie, Baptiste (Henry 61), Browne; Smith (Obika 61)
Goals: Whatmough 89 (og)
Booked: Brannagan, Hanson, Baptiste
Subs not used: Shearer, Norman, Mousinho, Whyte
Referee: Lee Swabey
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Loan : Millwall – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed midfielder Ben Thompson on loan from Millwall.
The deal sees the 22-year-old – who has been given the number 32 shirt – move to Fratton Park for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “He comes here with a point to prove and looking to play football on a regular basis.
“Ben’s a good all-round midfielder and has a little bit of everything – an impressive passing range, energy and is competitive.
“I’m looking forward to working with him and it is an area of the pitch where we do really need to improve.
“You never know what’s going to happen in the next two weeks and if we can improve the squad even further then that’s great.”
Thompson is a graduate of Millwall’s academy and has made 93 senior appearances for the Championship outfit.
He played the full 90 minutes for the Londoners in their Carabao Cup victory over Gillingham earlier in the week.
Following his first full campaign at the club, Thompson collected both the Young Player of the Season and Goal of the Season awards.
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