Jul 112015
 

Match Report

Highlights

Friendly




Doyle on target at Westleigh Park

Michael Doyle netted on his debut as Pompey drew 1-1 with Havant & Waterlooville in their opening friendly at a sunny Westleigh Park.

The visitors had to fight from behind after Adrian Clifton had emphatically headed home before the break.

The Blues looked more dangerous in the second half and Doyle’s finish ensured a share of the spoils.

Boss Paul Cook used 22 players to give most of his first-team squad a work-out against the National League South opposition.

New signings Adam Barton (groin) and Adam McGurk (thigh) were left out as a precaution, while triallists Connor Randall, Gareth Evans, Ben Davies and Theo Robinson were all given a chance to impress.

It was the Blues who were first to threaten with Evans whipping in a cross that Hawks keeper Ryan Young did well to claim.

Randall then found Tubbs in the box, with the striker’s deft flicked header flying inches past the post.

And Christian Burgess was almost an unlikely goal hero, waltzing past a couple of challenges before scuffing a shot straight at Young.

But it was hosts who broke the deadlock midway through the half when Clifton converted Ben Swallow’s free-kick with a bullet header that left Michael Poke helpless.

Pompey were trying to build patiently from the back and enjoyed plenty of possession, but they were not really troubling the Hawks defence.

Jayden Stockley and Tubbs did combine well on 35 minutes, only for the latter to scuff his shot wide.

The striker did do better just before the interval, but his snap-shot was beaten away to safety by Young.


Half Time

Havant & Waterlooville 1

Portsmouth 0


Cook made 10 changes at the break, with Burgess the only player to remerge after the interval.

And – after surviving an early scare when Matt Paterson fired narrowly wide – the new-boys soon began to take control.

It took a brilliant save from Young to deny Gary Roberts, with the keeper managing to divert his shot over the crossbar.

But DOYLE did level the scores on 48 minutes, driving home from the edge of the box after Kyle Bennett had diverted a corner into his path.

The midfielder almost grabbed another moments later, just failing to find the target following a neat pass from Conor Chaplin.

It was Bennett who was next to go close on 59 minutes, but his header was expertly tipped onto the bar by Young.

The Hawks were struggling to remain on level terms, although they were almost gifted a goal when Adam Webster hit a free-kick back to Paul Jones and the ball bobbled just wide.

But Roberts then almost netted at the right end and Roberts really should have found the target following a mazy run from Theo Robinson.

The action started to wind down after such a frenetic opening, although it was still the visitors looking most likely to add to the scoring.

But they were unable to find another goal as the game petered towards its conclusion.

Hawks: Young (c); Strugnell (Medway 77), Molyneaux (Saunders 46), Harris (Dutton 46), Cummings (Blanchett 46); Swallow (Mullings 46), Donnelly (Kimber 77), Stock (Ridge 86), Ciardini (Gale 46); Clifton (Paterson 46), Morgan (Hayter 46)
Goals: Clifton 21

Pompey: Poke (Jones 46); Randall (Davies 46), P.Robinson (c) (Webster 46), Burgess (Nilsen 77), Haunstrup (Stevens 46), Evans (Chaplin 46 (Tollitt 86)), Atangana (Doyle 46), Hollands (Close 46), Naismith (Bennett 46); Stockley (Roberts 46), Tubbs (T.Robinson 46 (Hassan 86))
Goals: Doyle 48

Portsmouth FC

Jul 072015
 

Jayden Stockley

Player Stats

Loan : AFC Bournemouth – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed Jayden Stockley on loan from Bournemouth until January.


The 21-year-old striker had stints with fellow League Two sides Cambridge and Luton last term.

Stockley is a product of Bournemouth’s academy and has made 22 senior appearances for the Cherries.

As well as his time at Luton and Cambridge, he has had spells on loan at Accrington, Woking, Leyton Orient and Torquay.

Portsmouth FC

Jul 062015
 

Michael Doyle

Player Stats

Free Agent


Pompey have completed the signing of midfielder Michael Doyle.


The 33-year-old has penned a one-year deal at Fratton Park after leaving Sheffield United at the end of last season.

Doyle – who has one Republic of Ireland cap – came through the ranks at Celtic, but moved south of the border to join Coventry in 2003.

He made almost 300 appearances for the Sky Blues and had a spell on loan at Leeds before signing for Sheffield United in January 2011.

Doyle netted 10 goals in 231 games for the Blades and was part of the side that reached the League One play-offs and Capital One Cup semi-finals last term.

Portsmouth FC

Jul 012015
 

Kyle Bennett

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Free Agent


Portsmouth have confirmed the signing of midfielder Kyle Bennett on a two-year deal.


The 24-year-old, who was released by Doncaster Rovers after his contract came to an end, is Paul Cook's first signing as Pompey manager.

Bennett began his career at Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2008 before moving to Bury in 2010 and Doncaster a year later.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 252015
 

Christian Burgess

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Transfer : Peterborough United – Portsmouth


Peterborough defender signs for Pompey.


Pompey have signed Christian Burgess from League One side Peterborough for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old defender has penned a three-year deal at Fratton Park.

Burgess played non-league football before being signed by Middlesbrough while he was studying for a degree in history.

He made one senior appearance for the Teessiders and spent a season on loan at Hartlepool.

The centre-back then moved to Peterborough last summer and scored four goals in 32 appearances.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 242015
 

Adam Barton

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Free Agent


Pompey have signed midfielder Adam Barton on a two-year deal.


The 24-year-old was available after leaving Coventry at the end of last season.

Barton made 30 appearances for the League One side during the 2014/15 campaign.

And new boss Paul Cook was able to persuade him to make Fratton Park his next port of call.

Barton started his career at Preston before moving to Coventry in the summer of 2012, where he played a total of 73 games in three years.

He has made one senior appearance for Northern Ireland and also featured for the Republic of Ireland under-21 side.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 242015
 

Adam McGurk

Player Stats

Free Agent


Striker completes Fratton switch.


Pompey have signed striker Adam McGurk on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old was available following the expiration of his Burton Albion contract.

He scored seven goals in 41 appearances last term – including one against Pompey – to help the Brewers lift the League Two title.

McGurk – who has represented Northern Ireland at under-21 level – played youth team football for Aston Villa before moving on to Hednesford and Tranmere.

He signed for Burton in the summer of 2013 and netted 19 goals in 83 games during his two years at the Pirelli Stadium

Portsmouth FC

Jun 172015
 

Gary Roberts

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Transfer : Chesterfield – Portsmouth


Pompey have signed Gary Roberts from Chesterfield for an undisclosed fee.


The 31-year-old midfielder has penned a three-year deal to link up with his former Spireites manager Paul Cook at Fratton Park

The former Liverpool youth player started his professional career in Wales before signing for Accrington in 2005.

He was a team-mate of Cook and Pompey assistant manager Leam Richardson during his time at the Crown Ground.

Roberts moved on to play for Ipswich, Huddersfield and Swindon, arriving at Chesterfield in the summer of 2013 and helping them win promotion from the fourth tier.

He scored 20 goals in 89 appearances for the Derbyshire club, including the winner against Fleetwood in May 2014 that secured the League Two title.

Portsmouth FC

Jun 152015
 


Enda Stevens

(Free Agent)

Pompey have completed the signing of Enda Stevens on a two-year deal.

The Irish left-back arrives as a free agent following his release from Aston Villa at the start of last week.

The 24-year-old becomes Pompey’s third signing of the summer, joining Kyle Bennett and Kal Naismith in landing at Fratton Park.

Stevens made 32 appearances on loan at Doncaster Rovers in League One last season.

Portsmouth FC Transfers Career Stats

May 292015
 


Kal Naismith

(Transfer : Accrington Stanley – Portsmouth)

Portsmouth has signed winger Kal Naismith from League Two rivals Accrington for an undisclosed fee.

The 23-year-old former Rangers attacker has signed a three-year contract at Fratton Park.

Naismith was given a leave of absence by Stanley manager John Coleman in October after the death of his girlfriend.

He made 39 appearances for Accrington last season, scoring four goals.

Portsmouth FC Transfers Career Stats

May 292015
 


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