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Portsmouth could have Tom Naylor back for Peterborough clash

Posted Saturday, December 07, 2019 by PA7 hits

Tom Naylor could return for Portsmouth as they host Peterborough in League One on Saturday.The captain has returned to full training following a hamstring injury and is in contention for the match.However Marcus Harness, who picked up a knock to the knee during his side’s Trophy win over Northampton on Tuesday, remains a doubt.Jack Whatmough is expected to feature in a reserve ...Full Story »

Pitman nets stoppage-time winner as Portsmouth end Altrincham run

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by PA6 hits

Brett Pitman broke Altrincham hearts with a stoppage-time winner as Portsmouth snatched a 2-1 victory after a brilliant and spirited performance from the National League North outfit.Substitute Pitman was left unmarked to head home at the far post after Marcus Harness’ corner was flicked on as the veteran striker spared Pompey’s blushes in the FA Cup second-round encounter at Fr...Full Story »

Raggett available again as Portsmouth host Altrincham

Posted Friday, November 29, 2019 by PA13 hits

Sean Raggett is back in contention for Portsmouth as they face non-league Altrincham in the second round of the FA Cup on Saturday.The defender has not featured since suffering an adductor injury during the first-round victory over Harrogate, but he is back in training and will be available.Hamstring injuries continue to rule out Ross McCrorie and Tom Naylor, although both are close to full fitn...Full Story »

Ben Close ends goal drought to secure Portsmouth victory against Rotherham

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PA10 hits

Ben Close scored his first goal since August as Portsmouth extended their unbeaten run to seven matches with a thrilling 3-2 win at home to Rotherham.Midfielder Close’s sweetly-struck 66th-minute volley settled an enthralling Sky Bet League One encounter after visitors Rotherham had twice come from behind.Republic of Ireland international Ronan Curtis gave Pompey the lead inside the first ...Full Story »

Gallen lauds Portsmouth’s away performance after comfortable win over Rochdale

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA13 hits

Portsmouth assistant manager Joe Gallen praised his side’s performance in their 3-0 victory against Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.A brace of goals early in either half from Ronan Curtis, plus a late third from Ryan Williams, secured the points for the visitors.Kenny Jackett’s men were penned inside their own half for long periods as Dale enjoyed the lion’s share of possession...Full Story »

Ronan Curtis at the double as Portsmouth beat Rochdale

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA14 hits

Ronan Curtis fired a brace as Portsmouth picked up their third successive win in all competitions in a 3-0 victory against Rochdale at the Crown Oil Arena.Kenny Jackett’s men took the lead in the 15th minute when John Marquis raced into the area on the right, skipped past the challenge of Jimmy Keohane and fed Curtis, who flashed a clinical finish past Robert Sanchez.The home side were des...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett hails Portsmouth’s resilience in win at Harrogate

Posted Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by PA21 hits

Kenny Jackett praised Portsmouth’s resilience as his side overcame a stern examination to progress to the second round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 2-1 win at Harrogate.The 2008 winners saw kick-off delayed by almost an hour because of two power cuts, and when play did start strong winds and bitter temperatures indicated all the ingredients were in place for an upset.That looked even more l...Full Story »

Jon Stead suspended for Harrogate’s FA Cup tie against Portsmouth

Posted Saturday, November 09, 2019 by PA32 hits

Harrogate Town will be without former Premier League striker Jon Stead for their FA Cup first round tie against Portsmouth on Monday.Stead was sent off for a late challenge in Harrogate’s defeat to Barnet late last month and serves the second match of a four-match ban.Town boss Simon Weaver is also set to be without defender Connor Hall, who continues his recovery from a groin injury.Weave...Full Story »

Campbell says ‘the clock is ticking’ after sorry Southend suffer Portsmouth loss

Posted Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by PA17 hits

Sol Campbell admitted “the clock is ticking” after his relegation-haunted Southend were thumped 4-1 at Portsmouth.Campbell is still waiting for his first point as Shrimpers manager after Ellis Harrison’s double inspired Pompey to a comfortable Sky Bet League One victory at Fratton Park.Former England defender Campbell, whose side are eight points adrift of survival, said: &ldqu...Full Story »

Brett Pitman boost for struggling Portsmouth

Posted Monday, November 04, 2019 by PA30 hits

Under-pressure Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has received a timely boost ahead of his side’s League One clash with Southend.Jackett will have Brett Pitman back in contention for the first time in three weeks after the striker recovered from a groin injury.Otherwise Jackett will pick from the same squad as Pompey look to return to winning ways.Oli Hawkins is making good progress on a foot i...Full Story »

Oxford boss karl Robinson hails late Matty Taylor equaliser at Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, November 03, 2019 by PA20 hits

Karl Robinson saluted Oxford striker Matty Taylor after he scored late for the second away game in a row to salvage a 1-1 draw at Portsmouth.Taylor nodded home in the 90th minute to cancel out a Gareth Evans penalty and extend Oxford’s unbeaten run to 12 games in all competitions.The on-loan Bristol City forward also bagged a crucial late winner at Rotherham a fortnight ago.Manager Robinso...Full Story »

Last-gasp Matty Taylor equaliser snatches point for Oxford at Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, November 03, 2019 by PA18 hits

Matty Taylor scored a last-minute equaliser to extend high-flying Oxford’s unbeaten run to 12 matches as they drew 1-1 at Portsmouth.Taylor headed in James Henry’s cross to cancel out Gareth Evans’ penalty and rescue a share of the points for Karl Robinson’s side.Oxford looked to be heading for defeat when Evans converted from the spot 13 minutes into the second half afte...Full Story »

Portsmouth boss Jackett frustrated after late own goal

Posted Sunday, October 27, 2019 by PA25 hits

Kenny Jackett was frustrated after a bizarre injury-time own goal robbed Portsmouth of their chance of victory as they drew 2-2 against Bristol Rovers.Liam Sercombe’s left-wing corner deflected off the knee of defender Ross McCorbie onto the underside of the crossbar before the ball went in off goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray to gift Rovers an unlikely point.The visitors had taken a ninth mi...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett backs John Marquis to go on scoring run for Portsmouth

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PA16 hits

Kenny Jackett backed John Marquis to go on a scoring spree after ending his 10-match goal drought in Portsmouth’s 1-0 win at home to Lincoln.Marquis’s scruffy 28th-minute winner was enough to settle a scrappy contest in Pompey’s favour.It was the £2million summer signing from Doncaster’s first goal since August and Jackett said: “I was pleased for John that he...Full Story »

Portsmouth edge out Lincoln to ease pressure on Jackett

Posted Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by PA20 hits

John Marquis scored for the first time since August to earn under-pressure Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett a much-needed 1-0 win at home to Lincoln.Marquis’s scruffy 28th-minute strike was enough to settle a scrappy match in the south coast side’s favour.The former Doncaster striker bundled the ball home from a yard out after Lincoln goalkeeper Josh Vickers could only parry a Christ...Full Story »

Portsmouth striker Brett Pitman ruled out of Lincoln clash

Posted Monday, October 21, 2019 by PA26 hits

Portsmouth look set to be without Brett Pitman again when they host Lincoln on Tuesday.Boss Kenny Jackett said the striker, who missed Saturday’s 1-0 loss at AFC Wimbledon due to a groin strain, is “close” to a return but added: “I don’t think he’ll make either Tuesday or Saturday (at Bristol Rovers).”Definitely still out are Oli Hawkins (foot), Bryn Mor...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett understands fans’ frustrations at under-performing Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, October 20, 2019 by PA26 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett admitted he is feeling the heat from the fans after his side was beaten 1-0 by AFC Wimbledon.Jackett’s side enjoyed 62 per cent of the possession at Kingsmeadow and hit the crossbar through defender Christian Burgess but could not find a way through.And Dons defender Terrell Thomas made a frustrating afternoon even worse for the visitors when he fired home ...Full Story »

Portsmouth trio set to return for Gillingham clash

Posted Friday, October 11, 2019 by PA38 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has received a triple injury boost ahead of Saturday’s game with Gillingham.Ronan Curtis, John Marquis and captain Tom Naylor have all recovered from minor issues and are available for selection.Curtis withdrew from international duty with the Republic of Ireland due to a tight hamstring but has been given the all-clear following a scan.Goalkeeper Crai...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett feels Portsmouth’s luck is changing

Posted Sunday, October 06, 2019 by PA25 hits

Under-fire Kenny Jackett felt luck had finally come the way of his Portsmouth side as they grabbed a 2-1 win at Doncaster.Substitute Ellis Harrison looped in an added-time header to give struggling Pompey their first away win of the season.It was scarcely deserved with Doncaster having dominated attacking play but failing to make the pressure count.Gareth Evans gave Portsmouth the lead against t...Full Story »

Late Ellis Harrison effort earns Portsmouth win at Doncaster

Posted Sunday, October 06, 2019 by PA28 hits

Ellis Harrison’s stoppage-time header earned a much needed but scarcely deserved 2-1 win for Portsmouth at Doncaster.Doncaster dominated attacking play but found themselves behind to a Gareth Evans strike.Reece James looked to have rescued a point with an equaliser only for substitute Harrison to loop in a header to snatch the win.Alfie May rattled the bar for Doncaster, beginning a period...Full Story »

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