Apr 282018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Bury    1

 


 

Portsmouth    0

 


Pompey’s slim chance of claiming a play-off spot was ended after they were beaten 1-0 at already relegated Bury.

In truth, neither side deserved to win a dire contest that did little to entertain another large travelling army.

But it was the Shakers who were able to celebrate the consolation of three points, as George Miller stole the ball from Luke McGee to score.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side that were beaten at home by Charlton the previous week.

Oli Hawkins returned up front and Connor Ronan started wide on the left in a 4-4-2 system, while there were also places for Stuart O’Keefe and Christian Burgess.

Gareth Evans and Brandon Haunstrup both dropped to the bench, as Jack Whatmough missed out through injury and Kal Naismith was not included in the squad.

The first half was an instantly forgettable affair, with little in the way of goalmouth action at either end of the pitch.

It was typical end-of-season fare, as both sides displayed plenty of energy, but not much quality in the final third.

Ben Close fizzed a dangerous delivery across the face of goal, although none of his team-mates were there to get on the end of it.

Bury were mildly more threatening and Harry Bunn had an angled effort that cleared the crossbar.

Jay O’Shea then turned sharply inside the Blues box and hooked the ball narrowly over, in what was probably the best chance of the half.

Hawkins should have fond the target when he dived to meet Jamal Lowe’s cross on 24 minutes, although his blushes were spared by the linesman’s flag.

The hosts were then forced into a change when Bunn went down off the ball and was replaced by Tsun Dai.

Pompey started to find a bit more fluidity just before the break, although Brett Pitman and Lowe were both unable to find the target.


Half Time

Bury 0

Portsmouth 0


Any hope that the second half was going to be livelier than the first appeared to be dashed when O’Shea failed to beat the first man with a dangerous free-kick straight after the restart.

But the Blues went closer moments later, with Hawkins meeting Lowe’s cross and sending a header looping onto the roof of the net.

There was then a nervy moment for the hosts when Miller caught Matt Clarke with a flailing arm, although referee Andy Haines opted to brandish only a yellow card.

Jackett made his first change on 55 minutes, with Hawkins withdrawn for Matty Kennedy, resulting in a switch back to a 4-1-4-1 system.

A series of corners caused problems for the Shakers, as O’Keefe and Pitman both had efforts deflected off target, while Burgess then headed over.

Another set of fresh legs was introduced just past the hour mark, with Dion Donohue making way for Haunstrup.

Bury almost broke the deadlock soon after following an almighty scramble in the box, but a well-placed Pitman was able to hack Miller’s effort from the line.

It was only a brief reprieve for the Blues, however, as Miller did open the scoring for the hosts on 67 minutes.

But it was a goal that should have been avoided, as Kennedy passed back to McGee and when he took a touch, the Shakers striker nipped in to steal the ball and slot it home.

Kennedy went down under pressure from Ryan Cooney as Pompey sought to get back on level terms, only for appeals for a penalty to be waved away by Haines.

Bury missed a good opportunity to double their lead, however, when Saul Shotton fired over after McGee had punched clear a corner.

Conor Chaplin replaced Ronan for the final few moments and saw a stoppage-time shot brilliant pushed past the post by Joe Murphy.

Burgess then saw his header cleared from the line from the resulting corner, as the Blues were unable to force a late equaliser.

Bury (4-4-1-1): Murphy; Cooney (Clarke 80), Shotton, Thopson, Leigh; Ismail, Danns (c), Styles, Bunn (Dai 33); O’Shea; Miller (Sang 90+2)
Goals: Miller 67
Booked: Miller
Subs not used: Ripley, Tutte, Adams, Hulme

Pompey (4-4-2): McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue (Haunstrup 63); Lowe, Close, O’Keefe, Ronan (Chaplin 85); Pitman (c), Hawkins (Kennedy 55)
Booked: Thompson, Donohue
Subs not used: Bass, Deslandes, May, Evans

Referee: Andy Haines

Attendance: 4,575 (1,525 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Apr 282018
 

Havant promoted to National League



Havant and Waterlooville will join the likes of Chesterfield, Hartlepool United, Leyton Orient and Wrexham in The National League next season after Jason Prior’s 89th minute goal sealed promotion for the Hawks against Concord Rangers.

The Hawks went into the break leading 2-0 courtesy of efforts from Theo Lewis and Matt Tubbs, with the latter scoring from an unusual source. But Concord came out fighting and determined in the second period and with around 10 minutes left in the game it was level at 2-2.

But up stepped Jason Prior in the 89th minute with the ball fed to him in the penalty area, one on one with the kepper he calmy slots the ball home and Westleigh Park went into fever pitch.

At Full-time the traditional pitch invasion took place with players and fans alike celebrating the league title together before the presentation which saw Brian Stock lift the coverted National League South trophy!

The Westleigh would then be buzzing afterwards for the End of Season awards and party with the players, such as Mike Carter and Ryan Woodford, acting as DJ’s for the night showing quality away from the field of play.


Apr 252018
 

On This Day

April

25

Births

Jimmy Dickinson1925Died : 8 Nov 1982Aged 57


Jimmy Dickinson was an English footballer.

Dickinson holds the record for number of league appearances for Portsmouth (764).

He was part of the team that won successive league championships in 1948–49 and 1949–50. He went on to win 48 caps for England, making him Portsmouth's most capped English player of all time. During his record 845 club appearances for Pompey and his 48 England caps he was never once booked or sent off, earning him the nickname Gentleman Jim.

He played 834 times for Portsmouth scoring 10 goals between 1946 – 1965. He was Portsmouth manager between 1977 – 1979
Björn Ulvaeus1945Age 73


Björn Ulvaeus is a Swedish songwriter, producer, a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA, and co-composer of the musicals Chess, Kristina från Duvemåla, and Mamma Mia!. He co-produced the film Mamma Mia! with fellow ABBA member and close friend Benny Andersson.
David Hughes1960Age 58


David Hughes is an English keyboardist who played in different new wave bands including OMD, and later became successful making music for films.
Gina Torres1969Age 49


Gina Torres is an American television and movie actress. She has appeared in many television series, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, the short-lived Cleopatra 2525, Alias, Firefly, Angel, 24, Suits, The Shield, and Westworld.

She starred opposite Chris Rock in the feature film I Think I Love My Wife, as Carla in the independent film South of Pico, and she reprised her Firefly role in its feature film sequel Serenity. Since 2011, she has had a main role on the USA Network series Suits as Jessica Pearson. She and her husband Laurence Fishburne played a married couple on the NBC television series Hannibal.
Jason Lee1970Age 48


Jason Lee is an American actor, photographer, producer, skateboarder and comedian. He is best known for his roles as Earl Hickey in the television comedy series My Name Is Earl, David Seville in the live action/CGI Alvin and the Chipmunks, and the voice of Syndrome in The Incredibles. He is also known for his roles in Kevin Smith films such as Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Clerks II, and Cop Out.
Bryn Morris1996Age 22


Bryn Morris is an English professional footballer who plays as a defender or midfielder for League One club Portsmouth.
Sylvain Deslandes1997Age 21


Sylvain Deslandes is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Segunda División B club FC Jumilla on loan from English club Wolverhampton Wanderers. He has represented France at under-16 through under-20 level.

He played 2 times for Portsmouth in 2018.

On This Day

Apr 222018
 

Elizabeth Olsen

Born : 16 February 1989 ( 30 )


Elizabeth Olsen





Elizabeth Olsen is an American actress.

Her breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in the independent thriller drama Martha Marcy May Marlene, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, among other awards. She subsequently starred in the films Silent House (2011), Liberal Arts (2012), Oldboy (2013), Godzilla (2014), I Saw the Light (2015), Ingrid Goes West (2017) and Wind River (2017).

She achieved global recognition when she appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, with her first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) in the end credit scene, then a lead in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame (2019).
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Apr 212018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Portsmouth    0

 


 

Charlton Athletic    1

 


Pompey’s play-off hopes received a huge blow as they produced a disappointing display to lose to top six rivals Charlton at Fratton Park.

The visitors dominated the first half and took the lead through Nicky Ajose’s cool finish just before the break.

There was an improvement following the interval, though, with Brett Pitman and Connor Ronan going closest to finding the net.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that were beaten at Bradford earlier in the week.

Brandon Haunstrup returned at left-back, with Ronan dropping to the bench, Dion Donohue moving into midfield and Jamal Lowe playing a more advanced role just behind Pitman.

The game began at an extremely high-tempo, as both sets of fans contributed to a pulsating atmosphere in the south coast sunshine.

But there were not any scoring opportunities at either end, with the frantic pace not matched by any real quality.

It was Charlton who settled first, however, and the hosts struggled to make any inroads going forward, too often let down by errant passing.

At least there was plenty of commitment at the back, with Ben Close and Donohue making timely challenges to deny Tariqe Fosu and Josh Magennis.

Then, when a Pompey free-kick broke down, the Addicks broke quickly up field and Jake Forster-Caskey saw his drive deflected wide.

The midfielder went even closer from the resulting corner, only for a well-placed Nathan Thompson to hack the ball clear before it could find the net.

Ben Amos had not been tested between the visitors’ sticks and Lowe ensured that continued by shanking a 30-yard effort well wide.

Pitman was furious moments later when he tried to meet a Kal Naismith delivery, only to have his shirt tugged by former Blues defender Jason Pearce.

It was a clear infringement missed by referee Mark Heywood and his assistants, and the respective skippers squared up before getting a talking to by the official.

Charlton were clearly on top, though, and it was not a huge surprise when they broke the deadlock on 40 minutes.

Thompson failed to cut out Magennis’ header through to Ajose and the striker calmly slid the ball past Luke McGee.

There was almost an equaliser just before, as Matt Clarke bundled his way through a host of red-shirted bodies to meet a Gareth Evans free-kick, but Amos got down to save.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Charlton Athletic 1


Jackett made a double switch at the start of the second half, with Jack Whatmough and Thompson making way for Christian Burgess and Stuart O’Keefe.

And the hosts came close to a leveller within a few minutes, as Pitman turned another Evans free-kick narrowly over the bar.

The skipper then had a tougher chance that he was not quite able to guide on target when Naismith headed a Close set-piece into his path.

Pompey had looked much more positive since the interval and the Fratton faithful responded by turning up the volume.

The Addicks were still posing a threat themselves, however, and when a corner was only partially cleared, Ben Reeves volleyed inches past the post.

When the action switched down the other end, the visiting defence did well to prevent Naismith from converting Evans’ teasing low cross.

Jackett’s final throw of the dice arrived on 66 minutes when Haunstrup made way for Ronan, with Evans dropping deeper.

Pompey were still struggling to create many meaningful openings, though, and the visitors were looking a real threat on the break.

An opportunity did arise when Pitman hung in the air to meet Ronan’s cross, although there was not quite enough power on his header to beat Amos.

Ronan was looking lively and he took a great touch after the visitors could only half clear a corner, opening up space to try a shot that Amos kept out.

And Pitman almost levelled late on, with his bending free-kick palmed over by Amos after O’Keefe had been felled 30 yards out.

A couple of late corners gave the Blues hope of finding a late goal – with McGee going up for the second – but there was to be no late drama.

Pompey (4-4-1-1): McGee; Thompson (O’Keefe 46), Whatmough (Burgess 46), Clarke, Haunstrup (Ronan 66); Evans, Close, Donohue, Naismith; Lowe; Pitman (c)
Booked: Pitman, Evans
Subs not used: Bass, Kennedy, Chaplin, Hawkins

Charlton (4-4-2): Amos; Konsa, Bauer, Pearce (c), Page (Marshall 62); Reeves, Kashi, Forster-Caskey, Fosu (Dasilva 57); Magennis, Ajose (Kaikai 90+2)
Goals: Ajose 40
Booked: Kashi, Dasilva
Subs not used: Phillips, Lennon, Aribo, Zyro

Referee: Mark Heywood

Attendance: 19,210 (2,448 away fans)
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Portsmouth FC

Apr 172018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Bradford City    3

 


 

Portsmouth    1

 


Pompey’s unbeaten run finally came to an end as they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Bradford at Valley Parade.

They trailed at the break to Nathaniel Knight-Percival’s strike, only for Brett Pitman to thunder home a leveller after the interval.

But the Blues were unable to build on that and some sloppy defending allowed Matty Lund to restore the Bantams’ lead, with Charlie Wyke adding a third goal in stoppage-time.

It was a disappointing evening with play-off rivals Charlton beating Shrewsbury, although Pompey remain a single point outside the top six.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that drew with Plymouth at the weekend.

Connor Ronan replaced Stuart O’Keefe in the centre of midfield, meaning Ben Close continued in the holding role in front of the back four.

Pompey were slow to get going, although a couple of balls into the box caused problems in the opening stages.

Jack Whatmough’s long throws were providing the biggest threat, however, and when one was flicked on by Kal Naismith, Bradford keeper Colin Doyle had to fumble the ball clear.

But it was the hosts who broke the deadlock on 14 minutes after Alex Gilliead had pressured Dion Donohue into conceding a corner.

It was sent into the box by Tony McMahon and nodded on by Matt Kilgallon for Knight-Percival to lash home at the far post.

There were not an abundance of openings at either end of the pitch in truth, although Matt Clarke headed wide following good work from Jamal Lowe to win a corner.

Pitman thought he should have won a penalty after going down in the box under pressure from Kilgallon, only for referee Andy Woolmer to wave away his protests.

It was a bright spell for the Blues and when Ronan let fly from 25 yards, Doyle dived to his right to palm the ball clear.

Another opportunity arrived after Close had been felled on the edge of the ‘D’, with Pitman placing a clever low free-kick through the wall and Doyle doing well to smother the danger.

The Bantams still had their moments, though, and Knight-Percival could not quite guide the ball on the target from another set-piece.

Pompey had one more chance from a corner deep into stoppage-time, but when Whatmough met Donohue’s cross, the home defence scrambled clear.


Half Time

Bradford City 1

Portsmouth 0


There was a bright start to the second half, with Gareth Evans slipping a low pass across the box for Lowe. His close-range finish was deflected wide, although the linesman’s flag was raised for offside.

A couple of corners caused problems at the other end, with one punched clear by Luke McGee, while Clarke got down low to head away the second.

Jackett freshened things up with a double switch on 55 minutes, as Ronan and Evans made way for O’Keefe and Oli Hawkins.

That also led to a slight change in formation, as Pitman dropped in behind Hawkins in a 4-2-3-1 system.

And the Blues almost grabbed a leveller soon after, with Lowe cutting the ball back and Close stabbing a shot just past the upright.

But the equaliser did arrive just past the hour mark and there were no prizes for guessing who scored it.

PITMAN continued his prolific scoring spell by collecting a pass from O’Keefe and expertly bending a 25-yard effort past Doyle’s despairing dive and into the net.

The scores were level for just 10 minutes, however, as Bradford retook the lead following a spell of frantic play when the Blues were unable to get the ball clear.

There was a mix-up at the back between Donohue and Clarke, which allowed substitute Lund to bundle through and slot past a helpless McGee.

Jackett made a final throw of the dice by bringing on Conor Chaplin for Naismith to add to the attack on 75 minutes.

There was a lengthy break in play when Tyrell Robinson went down injured for the hosts and was eventually stretchered off the pitch, receiving warm applause from both sets of fans.

A display of nine additional minutes from the fourth official raised the hopes of the large army of travelling Pompey fans behind the goal.

But they were dashed when McGee parried away a free-kick from McMahon and Wyke followed up to score.

Bradford (4-4-2): Doyle; McMahon (c), Knight-Percival, Kilgallon, Warnock; Gilliead, Guy (Vincelot 75), Dieng, Robinson (Poleon 83); Wyke, Bruenker (Lund 64)
Goals: Knight-Percival 14, Lund 71, Wyke 90+5
Subs not used: Raeder, Chicksen, Patrick, McCartan

Pompey (4-1-4-1): McGee; Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Donohue; Close; Lowe, Evans (Hawkins 55), Ronan (O’Keefe 55), Naismith (Chaplin 75); Pitman (c)
Goals: Pitman 61
Booked: O’Keefe, Pitman
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Haunstrup, May

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Attendance: 19,554 (912 Pompey fans)


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Apr 152018
 

Dakota Fanning


    


Hannah Dakota Fanning (born February 23, 1994) is an American actress and model. She rose to prominence at the age of seven for her performance as Lucy Dawson in the drama film I Am Sam (2001), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination at age eight, making her the youngest nominee in SAG history. Fanning played major roles in the films Uptown Girls (2003), The Cat in the Hat (2003), Man on Fire (2004), War of the Worlds (2005), Dreamer (2005) and Charlotte’s Web (2006).

She took on more mature roles, playing Lewellen in Hounddog (2007), Lily in The Secret Life of Bees (2008) the eponymous character in Coraline (2009), Cherie Currie in The Runaways (2010) and Jane Volturi in The Twilight Saga (2009–12). Her recent films include the teen drama Now Is Good (2012), the drama Night Moves (2013), the comedy-drama Very Good Girls (2013), the biography Effie Gray (2014), the western thriller Brimstone (2016), and the upcoming heist comedy Ocean’s 8 (2018). She currently stars in the period drama TV series The Alienist (2018–present).

Fanning made her modelling debut in 2009 when she featured on the cover of fashion magazines ElleVanity Fair, and Cosmopolitan, among others. She also appeared in the fashion week in New York in 2014 and at the opening ceremony of Fashion Week New York S/S 2015.


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Apr 142018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Plymouth Argyle    0

 


 

Portsmouth    0

 


Pompey’s unbeaten run continued as they collected a point in a tense – if mostly undramatic – clash with play-off rivals Plymouth.

There was plenty of energy on display at a sunny Home Park, but too often a lack of quality in the final third.

Neither goalkeeper was given too much to do, although the Blues almost snatched the win late on, as Lowe had a shot cleared from the line before the crossbar came to Argyle’s rescue.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that secured a thrilling draw at Rochdale the previous week.

Anton Walkes missed out with a hamstring injury, so Stuart O’Keefe made a return to the starting line-up in midfield.

With Matty Kennedy also carrying a knock, spaces opened up on the bench for both Conor Chaplin and Sylvain Deslandes.

There have been plenty of classic contests between the clubs in recent years, but the first half of the latest encounter was one to forget.

Neither side was able to find any attacking fluency, while both were guilty of giving away possession far too easily.

Pompey did showcase some neat passing football at times, but the final ball into the box was often wasted.

There were long-range attempts at either end of the pitch, not that efforts from Graham Carey or Dion Donohue were ever going to test the respective goalkeepers.

The first decent chance fell the Blues’ way on 31 minutes, with Kyle Letheren called into action to deal with Lowe’s angled drive.

He soon turned provider with a low cross towards Brett Pitman that the skipper could only scuff into Letheren’s arms.

The visitors were looking solid at the opposite end and when Matt Clarke lost the ball, Jack Whatmough and Donohue combined to deny Joel Grant.

There was some drama just before the break when Ruben Lameiras went down in the box under pressure from Whatmough.

But referee Dean Whitestone was not impressed and Pompey’s defender berated the tumbling Pilgrim, feeling he had dived.


Half Time

Plymouth Argyle 0

Portsmouth 0


The second half was an immediate improvement on the first, with both sides having an early opportunity to break the deadlock.

First up were Pompey, as Lowe cut inside from the right and sent in a low shot that rippled the side netting.

It was more of an opportunistic effort for the hosts, with Carey’s looping strike not quite able to get down in time.

Nathan Thompson then had to stretch to intercept Oscar Threlkeld’s cross before it could reach the unmarked Carey at the far post.

Argyle were starting to look dangerous and it was Carey who also provided the next threat, although his attempt with the outside of the boot arrowed over.

Their top scorer also tried a curling shot from the edge of the box, with the ball flying comfortably into Luke McGee’s arms.

Jackett made his first switch just before the hour mark, as Connor Ronan replaced O’Keefe in the centre of midfield.

It was a period when Pompey were getting pushed further back, although they weathered the storm and started trying to make an impact at the other end.

There was a chance on 73 minutes when Whatmough met a Gareth Evans’ corner and headed towards goal.

Lowe was stood right in front of Letheren, but the Plymouth keeper did well to deal with that distraction and gather the ball.

It was Lowe who needed to grow an extra couple of inches late on, as he tried to convert Evans’ cross.

And Whatmough was also unable to guide the ball on target when he stooped to meet Donohue’s corner.

The game suddenly came alive in the dying seconds and Pompey had two great opportunities to claim the victory.

Firstly, Lowe ran across the centre of the box and tried to slot the ball into the net, only for Zak Vyner to clear from the line.

Threlkeld then headed a cross against his own bar, as Plymouth held on to ensure the points would be shared.

Plymouth (4-3-3): Letheren; Threlkeld, Vyner, Bradley, Sawyer (c) (Taylor-Sinclair 72); Makasi, Fox, Ness; Carey, Grant, Lameiras (Fletcher 89)
Subs not used: Cooper, Miller, Songo’o, Paton, Sangster

Pompey (4-1-4-1): McGee; Thompson, Whatmough, Clarke, Donohue; Close; Lowe, Evans, O’Keefe (Ronan 58), Naismith; Pitman (c)
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Haunstrup, Deslandes, Chaplin, Hawkins

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Attendance: 14,634 (1,600 Pompey fans)


Portsmouth FC

Apr 142018
 

Vanessa Hudgens

   

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Vanessa Anne Hudgens (born December 14, 1988) is an American actress and singer. After making her feature film debut in Thirteen (2003), Hudgens rose to prominence portraying Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series (2006–08), which brought her significant mainstream success. The success of the first film led to Hudgens' acquiring a recording contract with Hollywood Records, with whom she released two studio albums, V (2006) and Identified (2008). In addition to High School Musical, Hudgens has also appeared in various films and television series for the Disney Channel.

Since the release of her studio albums and the High School Musical franchise, Hudgens has focused on her acting career. She has appeared in the films Bandslam (2009), Beastly (2011), Sucker Punch (2011), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), Spring Breakers (2013), and Machete Kills (2013). She has also played the title role in the Broadway musical Gigi in 2015, and the role of Rizzo in Grease: Live in 2016.


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Apr 082018
 

Paul Joseph Watson


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"Booker cited the recent reported attack in Chicago against actor Jussie Smollett of Empire fame and said that "lynching is not a relic of the past." https://t.co/HyylGEjNxF

Lara Logan, chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, admits that journalists have abandoned any pretense of objectivity and become “political activists”. https://t.co/BjMcLSmy1o

Black civil rights activist Najee Ali is calling for the arrest and prosecution of actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly lying about being the victim of a hate crime, saying Smollett could have unintentionally triggered a “race war”. https://t.co/Gu7KqWFZk9

Amazon will pay $0 in taxes on $11,200,000,000 in profit for 2018.

But its owner always virtue signals the correct identity politics, so who cares? Right, liberals?

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Apr 072018
 

Match Report

League One


 

Rochdale    3

 


 

Portsmouth    3

 


A last-gasp own-goal saw Pompey continue their unbeaten run with a thrilling 3-3 draw against Rochdale at Spotland.

They showed their fighting spirit by battling back to level on three separate occasions, as the prolific Brett Pitman cancelled out efforts from Bran Inman and Stephen Humphrys.

Ian Henderson scrambled home what seemed to be a Dale winner, only for Matt Done to find his own net deep into stoppage-time.

Kenny Jackett made one change from the side that beat Wigan on home soil on Easter Monday.

Dion Donohue missed that game to attend the birth of his son, but returned at left-back, with Brandon Haunstrup dropping to the bench.

There was a minute of applause before kick-off to remember former England international Ray Wilkins, who sadly passed away earlier in the week.

The hosts might have been sitting inside the drop zone, but had won each of their past two games and made a bright start.

A hooked effort from Humphrys was deflected wide, while several crosses into the box caused Pompey problems in the opening stages.

But the Blues could have broken the deadlock when Gareth Evans picked out Pitman, only for the unmarked skipper to guide the ball over.

Instead it was Dale who scored on 13 minutes, as Inman bent a shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

They thought they had another when Joe Rafferty flicked on Inman’s corner and Ian Henderson bundled the ball over the line, only to be flagged offside.

And Pompey made the most of that let-off by levelling midway through the first half, thanks to some great work from Pitman and Jamal Lowe.

The skipper held the ball up well in the centre of the pitch before releasing Lowe, who showed lightning pace to surge into the box.

He slipped at a pivotal moment, only to recover well and square for PITMAN to lash home his 20th league goal of the campaign.

The Blues then came close to forging ahead, courtesy of a thunderbolt from Evans that crashed against the crossbar.

It was Rochdale that finished the half on top, however, and Luke McGee was twice called into action to deny Rafferty and Humphrys, while Oliver Rathbone saw a shot deflected past the post.

But there was one more chance for the visitors before the break, with Pitman diverting an Evans centre over the top.


Half Time

Rochdale 1

Portsmouth 1


Rochdale were quicker from the blocks once the action restarted and Matt Clarke was well-placed to head clear a couple of dangerous deliveries.

But it took another fine finish for the hosts to retake the lead, as Humphrys collected Done’s pass and arrowed the ball past McGee’s grasp.

Jackett responded with a double switch on the hour mark, withdrawing Nathan Thompson and Kal Naismith for Matty Kennedy and Stuart O’Keefe.

And his side were level moments later when Donohue clipped in a free-kick that was only partially dealt with.

The ball was headed back into the danger zone by Clarke, where PITMAN was waiting to slot home again.

But the action soon switched back to the other end of the pitch and an Inman effort took a deflection to send the ball just over the bar.

Rochdale were back ahead on 71 minutes, though, when Calvin Andrew nodded Inman’s delivery across goal and Henderson bundled the ball over the line.

Jackett soon made his third and final change, with Oli Hawkins adding more firepower in place of Evans.

There was a nervy moment for the hosts when Josh Lillis failed to claim a high ball, but they were eventually able to scramble clear.

Hawkins did well to shake off having his shirt tugged and get a shot away late on, although the attempt failed to trouble Lillis.

The visitors tried to get the ball forward and four minutes of stoppage-time gave them hope of finding an equaliser.

And it arrived when Jack Whatmough’s centre was nodded towards goal by Pitman, with DONE only able to head the ball into his own net from a couple of yards out.

Rochdale (4-1-4-1): Lillis; Rafferty, McGahey, McNulty, Done; Camps; Andrew, Rathbone, Henderson (c), Inman (Delaney 80); Humphrys (Thompson 74)
Goals: Inman 13, Humphrys 57, Henderson 71
Subs not used: Moore, Wiseman, Ntlhe, Dobre, Davies

Pompey (4-1-4-1): McGee; Thompson (Kennedy 60), Whatmough, Clarke, Donohue; Walkes; Lowe, Evans (Hawkins 72), Close, Naismith (O’Keefe 60); Pitman (c)
Goals: Pitman 26, 62, Done 90+2 (og)
Subs not used: Bass, Burgess, Haunstrup, Ronan

Referee: Scott Oldham

Attendance: 3,781


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