Portsmouth 1-1 Bournemouth- Match Report
Report of match 18th August 2012
Portsmouth 1-1 Bournemouth- Match Report.
Pompey enjoy slice of luck
Portsmouth were denied a dream start to life in npower League One after south-coast rivals Bournemouth rescued a point from a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.
Despite signing 10 players in the days leading up to the game, cash-strapped Pompey rapidly formed a cohesive unit.
Bournemouth came closest to netting in the early stages when Wes Thomas stormed goalwards after a terrific one-two with Marc Pugh, but poked his effort against the foot of the post after six minutes.
Portsmouth fans finally had a huge slice of good fortune to celebrate in the 18th minute when Izale McLeod hit a tame, low shot from 25 yards out, which squirmed through the legs of Bournemouth goalkeeper Shwan Jalal.
The Cherries improved dramatically after the break and Lee Barnard rose highest to nod home Simon Francis's cross to haul the visitors level after 73 minutes.
But Bournemouth could not overcome resolute Pompey, who came within millimetres of snatching three points when a last-minute strike from substitute Ashley Harris cannoned off the inside of Jalal's post.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 18th August 2012 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Fratton Park|
|1 - 1||Bournemouth
|7||Lee Williamson (Clifford 62)|
|23||Kieran Djilali (Webster 89)|
|11||Jack Compton (Harris 82)|
|21||Ashley Harris (Compton 82)|
|22||Adam Webster (Djilali 89)|
|17||Conor Clifford (Williamson 62)|
|16||Shaun MacDonald (Grabban 63)|
|6||Joe Partington (Arter 73)|
|9||Wes Thomas (Tubbs 74)|
|18||Matt Tubbs (Thomas 74)|
|8||Harry Arter (Partington 73)|
|22||Lewis Grabban (MacDonald 63)|
|Portsmouth cards shown|
|79 mins||Paul Connolly||Unsporting behaviour|
|Bournemouth cards shown|
|59 mins||Eunan O'Kane||Unsporting behaviour|