2017-18 pompey-doncasterPompey sluttede med 9 mandag.

Det blev en livlig kamp på Fratton Park, da Pompey tog imod Doncaster, begge hold halter efter play off pladserne, og var uden sejr i de seneste kampe!

Pompey havde 4 ændringer til start XI, og Stephen Henderson fik som forventet pladsen i målet, og nye i opstillingen var ligeså Walkes (debut), Kennedy og Connor Ronan.

Kampen fik en livlig start og efter et boldtab på egen banehalvdel, gik det stærkt og anfører og ældste mand hos Doncaster James Coppinger var over bolden, og så var Pompey bagud 0-1.

Pompey fik stille og roligt greb om kampen, om end Doncaster havde en fin afslutning.

Dødboldene skulle få en afgørende rolle i kampen, og det var Pompey der profiterede først, et hjørne røg ind omkring det lille felt, og så var Walkes hurtig over bolden og fik udlignet.

Pompey fortsatte de gode takter og et fint indlæg fra venstrekanten, hvor Kennedy var involveret i meget offensivt, fandt også Clarkes hoved, men hans fine afslutning blevet godt reddet.

Efter pausen holdt Pompey fat i presset, men lidt ud af ingenting, så fik Donacaster hjørne, og en umarkeret Marquis kunne score mod sin gamle klub, til 1-2 føring.

Pompey havde på dette tidspunkt skiftet Pitman ind, i stedet for en noget anonym Hawkins.

Udligningen kom efter en ny dødbold, et Pompey hjørne blev spillet kort, og efter et par afleveringer blev bolden sendt, og ved bagerste stolpe stod Pitman og fik nærmest bolden skubbet ind til 2-2.

Mon ikke vores anfører er med fra start i næste kamp!

Pompey havde momentum men så fik vores keeper Henderson en skade, og da Pompey havde brugt alle udskiftninger, så måtte Kal Naismith på mål og Pompey måtte spille med 10 mod 11.

Doncaster lugtede blod, og da Burgess fik sit andet gule kort, så hed den pludselig 9 mod 11, og Doncaster fik en stor chance, men Naismith fik reddet med benene, og det betød at kampen endte 2-2 og Pompey fik reddet et point.

Positivt med 2 scoringer men skidt opdækning kostede, og vores nye keeper Henderson ligner en mand med en skade, der vil holde ham ude i lang tid. Surt for vores nye keeper, omvendt betyder det at McGee får chancen igen.

Matchrating:
Stephen Henderson: Dreadful bad luck with injury on debut - 7
Anton Walkes: Goalscoring start to encouraging debut - 8
Christian Burgess: Silly yellow cards proved costly - 6
Matt Clarke: A rock as ever - 8
Dion Donohue: Looked a class act at time down the left - 9
Nathan Thompson: Adapted well to midfield role - 8
Ben Close: Tidy as ever - 7
Gareth Evans (2): Delivery unusually wayward at times - 7
Connor Ronan: Showed some good touches - 7
Matty Kennedy (3): Put some excellent crosses in - 8
Oli Hawkins (1): Put himself about up front - 7

Subs
(1) Brett Pitman (59mins): Can't write him off - 8
(2) Jamal Lowe (72mins): Livened things up - 6
(3) Kal Naismith (72mins): Certainly versatile - 7

Pompey manager Kenny Jackett:
“Taking into account what happened from 85 minutes onwards, we’re very happy with the point.

“The injury to the goalkeeper and then the sending off – which I think surprised everyone in the ground – made it tough.

“But the commitment the players showed after that was fantastic and I’m proud of them for that. They battled away to earn us a draw.

“We had a lot of control and did better between the boxes than we have done for a while, but the goals against have again disappointed me.

“It doesn’t take teams very much to score against us and that’s nine games now without a clean sheet, so we have to sort that out.

“Christian lost his man and allowed Marquis to score at a time when we were on top, so it deflated us.

“But we dug out a point thanks to a quality delivery from Donohue and there are fine margins at the moment between where we are and the top six sides.

“We’re obviously happy with the outcome because of the way it all ended, but it was a winnable game for us.”


Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson:
“It was a strange sort of game, but any time you come here it’s always going to be tough, there’s no two ways about it, and if you can leave here without being beat then it’s always a good result,” he said.

“We were outstanding early on, Copps got an early goal and we were dominant, but when they got their goal we couldn’t get a foothold in the game, in the second half we were resilient and defended them a lot better.”

“John got us back in the lead, but we couldn’t find a way to play like we did in the opening 20 minutes, we couldn’t get control though and the last period of the game where they’re down to nine men meant it would be difficult,” he added.

“Any game in Portsmouth you have to dig in, they penned us in a lot and we conceded a lot of corners, but for Tom Anderson and Andy Boyle to come straight into the side, they did very well, and they’ve settled in quite comfortably.”

League One, Fratton Park, 3/2-2018
Portsmouth – Doncaster 2-2 (1-1)
4 min 0-1 Coppinger
19 min 1-1 Anton Walkes
63 min 1-2 Marquis
81 min 2-2 Brett Pitman
85 min Christian Burgess rødt kort

Portsmouth (4-2-3-1): Henderson; Walkes, Clarke, Burgess, Donohue; Close, Thompson; Evans (72. Lowe), Ronan, Kennedy (72. Naismith); Hawkins (59. Pitman)

Bænken: McGee, Deslandes, Whidrington, Chaplin, Pitman, Naismith, Lowe

Gule kort: Dion Donohue

Rødt kort: Christian Burgess (2 x gult)

Tilskuere: 17.364 (366 away fans)

Under følger videoer og flere bilder fra kampen:

 

 

stephen henderson goal 
Stephen Henderson slapp inn mål etter få minutter i sitt comeback.

oliver hawkins92 
Oliver Hawkins startet på topp på bekostning av Brett Pitman igjen.

connor ronan95 
Connor Ronan.

anton walkes97 
Anton Walkes scorer i sin debut.

anton walkes jubel

dion donohue93 
Dion Donohue spilte en god kamp på venstrebacken.

ben close77 
Ben Close.

john marquis2 
John Marquis scoret nok en gang mot oss.

brett pitman94 
Brett Pitman kom inn som innbytter.

brett pitman jubel10 
Brett Pitman utliknet til 2-2.

stephen henderson skadet 
Så startet dramaet. Stephen Henderson ble skadet og måtte ut.

stephen henderson skadet1 
Pompey hadde brukt opp byttene sine, og dermed måtte vi spille med ti spillere da Henderson gikk ut.

kal naismith keeper 
Dermed måtte Kal Naismith overta keeperhanskene.

christian burgess utvist1 
Og mot slutten ble også Christian Burgess utvist, slik at Pompey spilte ni mot elleve på overtid.