Mar 082022
 

Portsmouth FC


A League 1
Crewe Alexandra 1
Portsmouth 3


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Pompey maintained their late play-off charge with a comfortable victory at beleaguered strugglers Crewe.

The game had been postponed just over a couple of weeks earlier due to some heavy rain in Cheshire.

But the Blues ensured the rearranged contest was no damp squib, with George Hirst’s early header releasing the floodgates.

Tyler Walker soon opened his account for the club and there were plenty more opportunities to score before Hirst wrapped things up after the break.

The Railwaymen kept battling away, but Chris Long’s late strike proved no more than a consolation for League One’s bottom side.

Danny Cowley made three changes from the side that thrashed Accrington on home soil at the weekend.

Ronan Curtis returned from a two-match suspension, while there were also starts for Joe Morrell and Walker.

Marcus Harness missed out as he begins his own ban following a red card against Stanley, while Ryan Tunnicliffe and Aiden O’Brien both dropped to the bench.

Pompey were unsurprisingly playing with plenty of confidence as they looked to extend their fine run of recent form.

And there were not even three minutes on the clock when they broke the deadlock after Morrell had stolen the ball from Regan Griffiths in the middle of the pitch.

He worked the ball to Curtis, who in turn found Connor Ogilvie on the left and his cross was firmly headed home by the leaping HIRST.

They had an excellent chance to double their lead following a clever free-kick routine that saw Ogilvie leap over the ball before Curtis hit a shot.

His low effort could only be parried out by Dave Richards, but the keeper recovered quickly to deny Walker from the rebound.

The striker was then teed-up by Morrell, spun sharply in the area and saw his effort deflected past the post.

But WALKER did have his first Blues goal on 31 minutes, following up to slot home after Sean Raggett had taken advantage of some sloppy defending to fire in a shot that was saved.

The game began to get bogged down by a series of niggly challenges that halted any rhythm built up by either side.

It was the visitors who finished the half on top, though, and they had a couple of opportunities to extend their advantage further in stoppage-time.

Curtis was first up, holding off the challenge of Dan Agyei and cutting inside before drilling the ball narrowly past the post.

Some patient build-up play then led to Ogilvie whipping in a cross and Hirst played a pass through to Louis Thompson, who could not beat Richards from an acute angle.


Half Time

Crewe Alexandra 0

Portsmouth 2


Pompey’s pressing caused more problems when the action restarted and Mahlon Romeo stole possession.

Hirst then played the ball to Walker, but the striker could not quite keep his shot low enough to test Richards.

They were also showing plenty of determination at the other end, with Ogilvie flinging himself in the path of two Agyei efforts in quick succession.

It was only Richards preventing Crewe from falling further behind as the second half progressed, with the keeper making a couple of superb stops.

The first came when Ogilvie brilliantly brought down a Curtis free-kick and hit a volleyed effort that appeared destined for the neat.

Then, shortly afterwards, Richards did well to repel a neat Walker back-flick from a low Ogilvie delivery.

It seemed like only a matter of time before the Blues scored again – and a third did arrive on 66 minutes.

Just seconds after seeing a shot saved from Richards, HIRST met an Ogilvie cross with a downwards header that bounced up and into the roof of the net.

Cowley began to turn his attention towards the weekend, with Thompson and Hirst withdrawn for Tunnicliffe and O’Brien.

Crewe almost grabbed a late lifeline, but a back-pedalling Gavin Bazunu managed to tip over a Zac Williams curler.

They went even closer to scoring when a corner led to a spot of pinball in the Blues box and Connor O’Riordan stabbed the ball against the crossbar.

And Long denied the visitors a clean sheet in stoppage-time, when he managed to sneak a shot inside Bauznu’s near post.

Crewe (3-4-1-2): Richards; Johnson (Williams 46), O’Riordan, Offord; Agyei (Ainley 67), Murphy (c), Griffiths (Harper 46), Lundstram; Lowery; Long, Porter
Goals: Long 90+1
Booked: Porter
Subs not used: Jaaskelainen, Finney, Sambou, Salisbury

Pompey (3-4-1-2): Bazunu; Carter (Hume 78), Raggett, Robertson (c); Romeo, Morrell, Thompson (Tunnicliffe 68), Ogilvie; Curtis; Hirst (O’Brien 71), Walker
Goals: Hirst 3, 66, Walker 31
Booked: Thompson, Carter
Subs not used: Webber, Vincent, Jewitt-White, Mingi

Referee: Andrew Kitchen

Attendance: 4,307 (1,050 Pompey fans)

Aug 142021
 

Portsmouth FC 2021/2022


H League 1
Portsmouth 2
Crewe Alexandra 0


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The long wait for fans to return to Fratton Park for a competitive fixture was certainly worth it, as Pompey eased to a 2-0 victory over Crewe.

They were in control for most of the contest on the sunny south coast, although had to remain patient against stubborn opposition.

But the result never looked in doubt once John Marquis had angled home an opener early in the second half.

And Marcus Harness then added the second goal the Blues’ dominance deserved to make sure there would be no way back for the Railwaymen.

Danny Cowley made four changes from the side that were narrowly beaten at Millwall in the Carabao Cup earlier in the week.

Gavin Bazunu was handed his debut between the sticks, while Kieron Freeman, Lee Brown and Harness all returned.

Alex Bass, Connor Ogilvie and Gassan Ahadme dropped to the bench, with Callum Johnson missing through suspension.

A minute’s applause was held before kick-off to remember all those Pompey fans – as well as former players and managers – who have passed away in the past 17 months since fans were allowed inside the ground in significant numbers.

Pompey controlled possession from the first whistle and set about trying to find a route through the opposition defence.

Ronan Curtis nodded over an early cross from Shaun Williams, then sent a long-range effort past the post.

And when Williams then sent a corner into the box, Clark Robertson appeared to have his shirt tugged, only for referee Will Finnie to wave away his appeals.

The deadlock was almost broken midway through the first half, when Brown cut the ball back for Harness.

But he was brilliantly denied by Will Jaaskelainen from point-blank range and Ryan Tunnicliffe then nodded over.

Crewe were not causing too many problems, although Mike Mandron’s header cleared the crossbar from a recycled corner.

And Pompey finished the half with a flourish, as Curtis’ clean strike had to be tipped over by Jaaskelainen.

A teasing stoppage-time cross from Harness was then agonisingly out of reach for both Marquis and Curtis.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Crewe Alexandra 0


A goal looked like it might be coming as the interval approached – and it finally arrived within three minutes of the restart.

Tunnicliffe drove forward with purpose before releasing MARQUIS, who angled in a shot that clipped the inside of the post and nestled in the net.

They seemed to have the initiative and set about trying to find another goal to give the Fratton faithful even more reason to cheer.

But the Blues were almost undone from a corner, with Freeman not able to clear and an almighty scramble ensuing before Callum Ainley eventually dragged a shot wide.

Normal service soon resumed, though, and when the hosts were gifted possession, Marquis collected a cross from Curtis and was not quite able to pick out Reeco Hackett-Fairchild.

The Fratton faithful through their side had gone further ahead on the hour mark after Brown had done well to win a corner.

Williams’ delivery was flicked on by Hackett-Fairchild for Marquis to turn home at the back post, but the flag was raised for offside.

However, a second goal did arrive on 64 minutes after Curtis had switched the ball across the field to Tunnicliffe.

He then found HARNESS and the winger managed to squeeze a shot past defender and keeper from a tight angle.

Cowley soon handed a debut to Joe Morrell in place of Williams, with both players afforded a standing ovation from the crowd.

Two more substitutions soon followed for the home side, as Hackett-Fairchild and Marquis made way for Michael Jacobs and George Hirst respectively.

Pompey remained on the attack as the seconds ticked down and Curtis’ cleanly struck effort from the edge of the box rose inches over the bar.

And they kept pushing for more goals right up until the final whistle, as an impressive start to the season continued.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bazunu; Freeman, Raggett, Robertson (c), Brown; Tunnicliffe, Williams (Morrell 74); Harness, Hackett-Fairchild (Jacobs 79), Curtis; Marquis (Hirst 82)
Goals: Marquis 48, Harness 64
Subs not used: Bass, Ogilvie, Gassan, Harrison

Crewe (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Ramsay, Daniels, Offord, Adebisi; Lundstram, MacDonald (Finney 65), Murphy (c), Ainley; Mandron (Porter 88), Dale (Long 41)
Booked: Long
Subs not used: Richards, Thomas, Johnson, McFadzean

Referee: Will Finnie

Attendance: 11,470 (306 away fans)

Apr 132021
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


A League 1
Crewe Alexandra 0
Portsmouth 0


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John Marquis had a second half penalty saved as Pompey were unable to make their dominance count at Crewe.

The visitors looked in control for much of the Gresty Road contest, but could not find that all-important goal.

Will Jaaskelainen was the Railwaymen hero, keeping out Marquis’ spot-kick, as well as efforts from Jack Whatmough and Ronan Curtis.

Danny Cowley made two changes from the side that were beaten by Burton on home soil at the weekend.

Marquis returned from a three-match ban to lead the line, with Andy Cannon dropping to the bench and Curtis moving back to his more familiar position out wide.

The other switch was enforced, with Lee Brown replaced at left-back by Charlie Daniels after injuring his hamstring.

As part of the period of national mourning, a minute’s silence was held ahead of kick-off in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Both sides then took a knee to once again show that there is no room for racism – or any kind of discrimination – in sport.

It has become a familiar sight for the Blues to dominate possession under Cowley’s charge and that continued against Crewe.

But for all their pretty passing play, there was not much to trouble Jaaskelainen until just before the interval.

Luke Offord did have to make a telling interception to prevent Ryan Williams getting on the end of a teasing Marcus Harness delivery.

Craig MacGillivray was also a virtual spectator, although Tom Lowery glanced a header wide from an Antony Evans cross.

There were six minutes tagged on to the end of the first half due to two injuries for the hosts, one of which led to Rio Adebisi being replaced.

And it was in that additional time that the Blues finally made a serious threat to break the deadlock, finishing with a real flourish.

A Daniels corner was nodded on by Sean Raggett and Whatmough’s shot was well saved by Jaaskeleainen.

The ball ran loose, though, and there was an almighty spell of pinball before the Railwaymen were able to hack clear.

Williams then slipped a neat pass through to Marquis, whose angled drive was kept out by Jaaskelainen low to the keeper’s right.


Half Time

Crewe Alexandra 0

Portsmouth 0


The action slowed down again following the restart, with Pompey unable to build on their patient play once they entered the final third.

And there was a nervy moment at the other end when Tom Naylor lost possession inside his own area.

The Blues skipper would have breathed a sigh of relief when the ball was fed to Owen Dale, who promptly fired straight at MacGillivray.

Pompey were then guilty of their own piece of profligacy as Williams lifted the ball into the centre and Marquis rose to head into Jaaskelainen’s arms.

The striker was soon given another chance to score, as Luke Offord failed to deal with Daniels’ long ball and Curtis was brought down by the keeper.

Referee Darren Drysdale took a few seconds before pointing to the spot, but Marquis’ penalty lacked power and was comfortably saved by Jaaskelainen.

The Crewe stopper received more praise a few moments later, instinctively sticking out a hand to keep out a deflected Curtis attempt.

Loan duo Harvey White and George Byers came on for Ben Close and Williams, with Cowley looking to inspire a breakthrough.

But the Blues were left frustrated in their search for a winner, as the Alex held on to ensure the spoils were shared.

Crewe (4-4-2): Jaaskelainen; Adebisi (Daniels 32), Wood, Offord, Pickering (c); Evans, Murphy, Wood, Kirk (Mandron 61); Dale, Porter
Booked: Lowery, Offord
Subs not used: Richards, Lancashire, Beckles, Ainley, Walker

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Johnson, Whatmough, Raggett, Daniels; Naylor (c), Close (White 72); Harness, Williams (Byers 74), Curtis; Marquis
Booked: Raggett, Williams, Johnson
Subs not used: Ward, Bolton, Nicolaisen, Cannon, Stanley

Referee: Darren Drysdale

Nov 212020
 

Portsmouth FC 2020/2021


H League 1
Portsmouth 4
Crewe Alexandra 1


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Pompey climbed up to fourth in the League One table after enjoying an ultimately comfortable victory over Crewe at Fratton Park.

The visitors saw the majority of the ball, but it was the Blues who were deadly in front of goal to secure the points.

Ronan Curtis bagged a brace before the break, with his second strike the result of some terrible defending.

Tom Naylor scored his third goal in as many appearances early in the second half and the prolific John Marquis was also on target before Oli Finney grabbed a late consolation from the spot.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side that drew at Plymouth in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Monday night.

Haji Mnoga came in for his full league debut, while Curtis returned from Republic of Ireland international duty.

There were also starts for Jack Whatmough and Ellis Harrison, as Callum Johnson, Rasmus Nicolaisen and Ben Close dropped to the bench, with Ryan Williams missing out through injury.

It was the visitors who dominated possession in the first half, but Pompey were more assured at the back and more clinical at the other end.

Craig MacGillivray – making his 100th appearance for the club – was called into action in the early stages, making a fine stop to deny Finney.

Skipper Naylor then made a well-timed challenge inside the area to stop Tom Lowery getting a shot away.

The Blues had not really threatened at the other end, but were celebrating taking the lead on 15 minutes.

CURTIS swapped passes with Marquis and scuffed his shot, but that took the ball past the grasp of Will Jääskeläinen and into the bottom corner of the net.

Crewe will wonder how they were not level just moments later after Harry Pickering cut back for Finney.

His goal-bound effort was blocked by Sean Raggett and MacGillivray somehow prevented Daniel Powell from converting the loose ball.

A fine John Marquis back-heel then started a quick counter and the striker received a pass back via Curtis and Marcus Harness, but fired wide.

Offrande Zanzala went close at the other end, with his header from a Lowery free-kick deflected behind off Jack Whatmough.

And Pompey were then gifted a second goal by their opponents late in the first half, as Crewe tried to play the ball across their defence.

Omar Beckles took a poor touch and Curtis took advantage to burst clear, being fouled first by the defender and then Jääskeläinen.

But referee James Oldham played the advantage and CURTIS was able to poke the ball over the line, despite the best efforts of Luke Offord to clear.


Half Time

Portsmouth 2

Crewe Alexandra 0


Jackett made a double switch at the break and replaced both his full-backs, as Mnoga and Cam Pring made way for Johnson and Lee Brown.

And the hosts almost add a third goal soon after the restart, with Sean Raggett’s header cleared from the line by Finney and Perry Ng then getting the ball to safety.

But they did extend their advantage on 50 minutes, as Harness’ cross was only cleared as far as NAYLOR, who guided the ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

The Blues were well on top now and Curtis started a quick counter-attack, with Harrison sliding a pass across the box and Marquis’ cushioned effort rolling agonisingly past the post.

So it came as no surprise that a fourth goal arrived before the hour mark, although the hosts did get the rub of the green.

Crewe were – rightly – arguing that a throw should have been awarded in their favour, but a quick-thinking Harrison took it quickly and found Curtis.

He cut inside and drew a smart stop from Jääskeläinen, with Marquis hammering the loose ball against the crossbar.

But it bounced straight back towards League One’s top scorer and MARQUIS made no mistake with his header.

Crewe kept battling and MacGillivray did well to tip over Olly Lancashire’s header, not realising the defender had been flagged offside.

They brought Callum Ainley off the bench and he almost reduced the deficit, courtesy of a fierce effort that rattled the post.

Both sides were still looking to get forward when possible, although Harness and Harrison were given deserved rests for the closing stages, as Bryn Morris and Jordy Hiwula entered the fray.

Ainley sent a shot flashing narrowly wide in stoppage-time and Crewe did manage to score a late consolation.

Brown was rather harshly penalised when the ball struck his arm from point-blank range and Finney converted from the spot.

It meant the hosts were unable to add a clean sheet to their three-point haul, but it was still a convincing win for Pompey.

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray; Mnoga (Johnson 46), Whatmough, Raggett, Pring (Brown 46); Harness (Morris 82), Naylor (c), Cannon, Curtis; Marquis, Harrison (Hiwula 87)
Goals: Curtis 15, 40, Naylor 50, Marquis 56
Booked: Cannon, Harrison
Subs not used: Bass, Nicolaisen, Close

Crewe (4-1-4-1): Jääskeläinen; Ng (c), Beckles (Lancashire 46), Offord, Pickering; Wintle (Ainley 66); Powell (Dale 59), Lowery (Murphy 59), Finney, Kirk; Zanzala (Griffiths 90)
Goals: Finney 90+4 (pen)
Booked: Ng
Subs not used: Richards, Johnson

Referee: James Oldham

Portsmouth FC Season 20/21

Mar 042017
 

Portsmouth FC 2016/2017


H League 1
Portsmouth 0
Crewe Alexandra 1


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Blues suffer Fratton defeat.

Pompey produced a flat performance at Fratton Park as they were beaten by Crewe.

It was the second time in less than a week that they spurned the opportunity to climb into the automatic promotion places.

The hosts controlled possession, but opposition keeper Ben Garratt’s clean sheet rarely looked under threat.

And Crewe made the most of a spell of second half pressure to secure all three points, courtesy of skipper George Ray’s firm header.

Paul Cook made one change from the side that drew with Morecambe earlier in the week.

It came wide on the right, where Carl Baker dropped to the bench to make way for Tuesday’s goalscorer Kal Naismith.

Crewe had a chance to break the deadlock in the opening seconds, with David Forde getting down to save Jordan Bowery’s header.

But it was the Blues who dominated the majority of the first half, without being able to carve out many clear-cut openings.

Their best opportunity came when Enda Stevens whipped in a cross from the left, but it came at Eoin Doyle quickly and he could only glance over from close range.

And the on-loan Irishman was then not quite able to get on the end of a teasing low Naismith delivery.

Gary Roberts also went close with a free-kick from 20 yards that curled narrowly over the crossbar and onto the roof of the net.

There was plenty of probing from Pompey – with Kyle Bennett looking bright – but they struggled to break through a resolute Crewe back-line.

Naismith had a couple of chances late in the half, but on both occasions missed the target after electing to shoot rather than pass.

And the visitors almost grabbed the lead against the run of play before the break when Forde failed to get enough on his punch clear.

The ball was sent back into the box and Ben Nugent’s header was flying towards the net, only for Stevens to clear from the line.


Half Time

Portsmouth 0

Crewe Alexandra 0


The second half was less than five minutes old when Cook made his first substitution, as Amine Linganzi made way for Conor Chaplin.

Pompey were still looking lethargic, however, as they struggled to impose themselves in the opposition half.

And it was Crewe who had a decent opportunity when Ollie Turton found himself in space on the edge of the box, only to fire over.

Cook’s second switch arrived just past the hour mark, with Baker replacing Bennett as the Blues continued to search for a source of inspiration.

But there was growing frustration both on and off the pitch, as the hosts were labouring away with little reward.

Not that there was much to worry about at the other end pitch, with Callum Cooke finding the side netting in a rare Railwaymen attack.

But that seemed to spark the visitors into life and they twice came close to breaking the deadlock.

First, following a quick break from a Pompey corner, Cooke’s cross hit Stevens and flew inches past the post.

Stevens then came to rescue from the resulting corner, as – for the second time in the game – he cleared from the line, this time to deny Billy Bingham.

It was third time lucky for Alexandra, however, as the ball was sent back into the box, where Ray rose highest to convert a thumping header.

Noel Hunt was thrown on as the hosts committed plenty of men forward in desperate search of an equaliser.

But Crewe held firm at the back, seeing out four minutes of stoppage-time to leave Fratton Park feeling deflated at the final whistle.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Forde; Evans, Burgess, Clarke, Stevens; Linganzi (Chaplin 50), M.Doyle (c); Naismith, Roberts (Hunt 79), Bennett (Baker 63); E.Doyle
Booked: Evans
Subs not used: O’Brien, T.Davies, Rose, Lowe

Crewe (4-4-2): Garratt; Turton, Ray (c), Nugent, Bakayogo; Wintle, Jones, Bingham, Cooke (Cooper 80); Kiwomya (Ainley 90+3), Bingham
Goals: Ray 77
Booked: Jones
Subs not used: Richards, Ng, Pickering, Finney, Kirk

Referee: John Busby

Attendance: 16,810 (216 away fans)

Aug 132016
 

Portsmouth FC 2016/2017


A League 2
Crewe Alexandra 0
Portsmouth 0


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Stalemate at Crewe
Pompey collected their second successive league draw with a goalless stalemate at Crewe.

Both sides had chances to turn one point into three on a nippy August afternoon at Alexandra Stadium.

Chris Dagnall missed the best of the chances for the hosts, while Curtis Main had several openings after coming off the bench.

Paul Cook made one enforced change from the side that drew with Carlisle in the last league outing.

That came at left-back where Kal Naismith deputised for Enda Stevens, who missed out with a groin problem.

The game was only a few seconds old when Carl Baker attempted a long-range effort that flew narrowly over.

Naismith then whipped in a dangerous cross that was just out of reach for Michael Smith running in at the far post.

The stand-in defender was looking an attacking threat and when his run was illegally halted, Baker curled in a free-kick that was comfortably dealt with by Alex keeper Ben Garratt.

Pompey had started brightly and a Naismith delivery had to be turned over his own bar by Jon Guthrie, while Milan Lalkovic saw a shot blocked after exchanging intelligent passes with Baker.

It was the visitors dominating possession, but some unsure moments at the back allowed Crewe chances to score before the break.

Dagnall was first to go close, only to see his header deflected wide after being picked out from a corner.

Then, after Lalkovic wasted a decent opportunity by firing a free-kick straight into the wall, Drew Talbot was caught out of position, but recovered well to deny Charlie Kirk.

Dagnall proved wasteful again on 26 minutes, opting to head the ball back to no-one rather than test David Forde when he was found unmarked in the box.

There were still openings at the other end and a cross-shot from Lalkovic looped over Garratt and narrowly cleared the crossbar.

But Crewe were gifted another chance late in the half when Christian Burgess collected a throw and hit the ball straight at Ryan Lowe.

The striker spotted Forde off his line and had an audacious effort from long-range, but the ball flashed wide.


Half Time

Crewe Alexandra 0

Portsmouth 0


The second half began in a very open fashion, with both sides keen to get forward whenever they could.

Neither goalkeeper was being overworked, although Burgess did well to mop up the danger after Dagnall had been picked out by a fine Billy Bingham pass.

And Cook clearly wanted to see more from his attacking players as he made a double switch on 54 minutes, with Smith and Lalkovic making way for Main and Kyle Bennett.

The duo immediately looked lively, with the former doing good work to win a corner and the latter looking to test Crewe right-back Oliver Turton.

But it was Michael Doyle who came close to breaking the deadlock just past the hour mark. The skipper’s shot was deflected wide after Bingham had lost the ball to Gary Roberts.

Bennett then did well to cut inside from the left and put the ball into the box, but it would not sit up kindly for Roberts and the hosts were able to clear.

Alex substitute Alex Kiwomya was looking a real threat and, after breaking clear down the right, his cut-back somehow evaded everyone on its journey across the box.

Cook was then forced to make his third and final change when Jack Whatmough went down injured on 74 minutes.

It looked worrying when he lay on the ground clutching his leg, but the defender was able to hobble off and be replaced by Adam Barton.

The Blues soon had a chance to take the lead, but Main could not guide his header on target after a header had been flicked into his path.

It was Main who was involved again moments later when he could not quite make a clean connection with Talbot’s low cross.

And the striker should have done better on 81 minutes, but he failed to turn home Naismith’s low delivery at the near post.

Main did have the ball in the back of net soon after, but referee Dean Whitestone had already blown for a foul before his crisp finish.

Crewe were after a late winner themselves, though, and Talbot threw himself into the path of a Bingham drive.

The same player then drew a smart stop from Forde in the closing stages, while Main’s header failed to beat Garratt at the other end.

It was a frantic end to proceedings, but neither side was able to find a winner and the spoils were shared.

Crewe (4-4-2): Garratt; Turton, Davies, Guthrie, Bakayogo; Cooper (Kiwomya 59), Jones, Bingham, Kirk (Ainley 66); Lowe (c), Dagnall
Booked: Dagnall
Subs not used: Richards, Ray, Nugent, Saunders, Udoh

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Forde; Talbot, Whatmough (Barton 74), Burgess, Naismith; Rose, Doyle (c); Baker, Roberts, Lalkovic (Bennett 54); Smith (Main 54)
Booked: Naismith
Subs not used: O’Brien, Buxton, Chaplin, Hunt

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Attendance: 4,742 (1,257 Pompey fans)