2019-20: Portsmouth – Altrincham 2-1 (2.runde FA Cup)

Pompey videre til 3.runde efter sejr i overtiden.


Det blev en underholdende kamp på Fratton Park, da Pompey tog imod Altrincham fra 6.bedste række.

Det der på papiret lignede en enkel sejr til Pompey, ja den blev alt andet end enkelt, og Pompeyfansene, ja de applauderede da også gæsterne for en glimrende indsats, og efter kampen, må Altrincham have været noget slukøret, for de var så nær at tvinge en Pompey ud i en omkamp.

Gæsterne fra Altrincham, sluttede sidste sæson som nummer 5 i 6.bedste række efter at være rykket op, det gav slutspil, hvor de efter sejr i kvartfinalen tabte i semifinalen.

I denne sæson, har Altrincham ikke fået samme gode start og ligger nummer 16, men med to kampe i hånden dog, og vindes de, er holdet fra Manchester ikke langt væk fra Play off.

Til kampen, stillede Pompey med blot en enkelt ændring i deres start XI, idet Marcus Harness startede i stedet for Ryan Williams.

Pompey forsøgte som sådan men havde ikke helt den fart i spillet de burde, og gæsterne, ja de så faktisk farlige ud når de kom frem til chancer.

Faktisk, ja så kunne gæsterne med rette mene de burde have haft et straffe, men dommerne gav det ikke og Pompey slap med skrækken.

Så begyndte Pompey at blive farlige, og efter flere tilløb, så var det nær blevet 1-0, men Brandon Haunstrups volley traf dog overliggeren, så ingen mål.

Så 0-0 ved pausen, ja det var ikke det hjemmeholdets fans havde regnet med, men de mere end 600 fans fra Altrincham var i godt humør.

Efter pausen kom nye kræfter på banen, ind med Pitman og Williams og det fik betydning.

Det var dog Altrincham der kom bedst i gang, og de havde to gode muligheder for at score, og det må have ærget dem, da Ben Close scorede for anden kamp i træk.

Pompey havde så muligheden, da de fik frispark inde i straffesparksfeltet, men gæsterne fik afværget og lidt senere kunne Pompey have fået straffe, men dommerne gav det ikke!

Det var ikke et Pompeyhold der var helt oppe i gear, og nok der muligheder, men Altrincham de var farlige og de blev belønnet med et straffe med 7 min tilbage af kampen.

Det gav 1-1 og så lignede det en omkamp, men i overtiden, der dukkede indskiftede Brett Pitman op og så scorede han vinderen med et hovedstød til 2-1.

Dermed er Pompey klar til 3.runde

 

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett:

“We have to say congratulations to Altrincham because they played very well and it’s two tricky rounds we’ve had to negotiate now.

“It could have gone either way and I didn’t feel comfortable at any stage, so credit to our opponents for that.

“I don’t think we either had the quality or got our approach right – and you certainly need one of those.

“It could have gone either way and I didn’t feel comfortable at any stage, so credit to our opponents for that.”

Kenny Jackett

“We had a lot of possession and got into some positive situations, but were then wasteful in the final third.

“Ellis hit the post and the keeper made a good save, but they’ve had opportunities to score of their own.

“We got ourselves ahead through an excellent goal from Ben. It was a great volley and gave their keeper no chance.

“Then we tried to build on that, but again were wasteful when we really should have put the tie to bed.

“That was frustrating and the penalty meant Altrincham got to 1-1. I’m pleased to say we then dug deep and got the winner from a set-piece.

“Ellis won the first ball and then Brett was able to lose his man at the far post to get the late goal and make sure we came out on top in a difficult game.

“It’s hard to win football matches on a regular basis, but we found a way and are on a positive run at the moment.”

 

Kommentarer fra Twitter

All the very best to @altrinchamfc  for the rest of the season after running #Pompey so close in the

Fortunate win v motivated opposition despite full strength side. Suggests we are not yet out of the woods, despite upturn in form. Not getting a tune out of Marquis at CAM, though Harrison is impressing. Next 3 visitors Peterborough, Ipswich & Wycombe

Reckon we should give pitman another go in the first team and see how we do maybe not for a whole match or bring him on as a sub later more often #pompeyI went and did a short (as ordered) #Pompey report with my tiny frozen hands. Never felt more sorry for an opponent, @altrinchamfc

were bloody fantastic and oh so unlucky. Manager Phil Parkinson: “I feel like my guts have been ripped out”.
We beat a part time team lower in football pyramid than Havant with a lucky late goal. It happens….#pompey
Fully deserved, better team by far, heartbreak for you guys at the end, deserved the replay! #pompey #Altrincham #AltyAway

 

FA Cup, 2.runde, 30. novemver 2019

Portsmouth – Altrincham 2-1 (2-1)

51 min 1-0 Ben Close

83 min 1-1 Hancock (strf)

90 min 2-1 Brett Pitman

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray; Haunstrup, Hawkins, Burgess, Brown (c); Walkes, Close; Harness, Marquis (Pitman 46), Curtis (Williams 46); Harrison

Gule kort: Harness, Williams

Bænken: Bass, Bolton, Raggett, Cannon, Evans, Pitman, Williams

Tilskuere: 8,539 (622 away fans)