Match Day Thread Pompey v Northampton - EFL Trophy Round 2

Discussion in 'Portsmouth' started by Wooperts_duck, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    please log in to view this image
     
    #1
  2. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Pompey switch their focus from one cup competition to another when they host Northampton in the Leasing.com Trophy tonight.

    The competition holders eased through to the knockout stages with a game to spare, eventually taking top spot and guaranteeing a home tie.

    Their opponents – who have never lifted the silverware – were runners-up behind Peterborough in Southern Group H.

    A bonus-point draw with Arsenal was followed by a home defeat to Posh and a narrow victory at Cambridge.

    The bigger priority for Keith Curle’s men, however, will be trying keep up their challenge for League Two promotion.

    They are currently sitting in sixth position and are just three points outside the top three with more than half the season still to play.

    The Cobblers – who relegated from the third tier at the end of the 2017/18 campaign – are unbeaten in eight games in all competitions and knocked Notts County out of the FA Cup at the weekend.

    But their last visit to Fratton Park in December 2017 ended in a 3-1 defeat and they also lost on the south coast in an EFL Trophy tie that season.

    TEAM NEWS
    Ross McCrorie, Tom Naylor and Sean Raggett are all available again for Pompey after returning to full training.

    Jack Whatmough has also recovered from a knee injury, but is not yet ready to be considered for selection.

    It leaves midfielder Bryn Morris (groin) as the only member of the Blues squad currently out of action.

    Northampton played on Sunday and, like Pompey, are likely to make plenty of changes to their side.

    HEAD TO HEAD
    Overall
    Pompey: 18 wins
    Northampton: 10 wins
    7 draws

    At Fratton Park
    Pompey: 12 wins
    Northampton: 3 wins
    4 draws

    TICKETS
    Pompey fans can secure seats by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.

    From 5.30pm this evening, they can also be bought from the ticket office in Frogmore Road.

    OFFICIALS
    Referee: Will Finnie
    Assistants: Michael Webb and Adrian Tranter
    Fourth Official: Adrian Quelch

    BETTING
    Pompey are the 1/2 favourites with Sky Bet to progress inside 90 minutes, while the visitors can be backed at 9/2.
     
    #2
  3. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    please log in to view this image
     
    #3
  4. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    please log in to view this image
     
    #4
  5. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Sorry, a bit late in commencing the thread ! Northampton went 0-1 up in the 12th minute with a headed goal by Michael Harriman. Joe Martin floats in a cross and Harriman is left all on his own to head home from close range.
     
    #5
  6. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Ross McCrorie goes on a menacing run and beats three players. He cracks a shot from just outside the area which Turnbull blocks for a corner.

    Marcus Harness' delivery is a poor one and fails to beat the first man. 21 minutes.
     
    #6
  7. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Superb play from Marcus Harness to jink past Turnbull and stand up a cross but it's just over the head of Brett Pitman. 32 minutes.
     
    #7
  8. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    GOAL FOR POMPEY !!!!!!!
     
    #8
  9. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    1-1 in the 39th minute. 18 year old winger Leon Maloney scores his first senior Pompey goal.

    Marcus Harness' deflected cross makes his way to the youngster at the back post and he bravely stoops low and heads home.
     
    #9
  10. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    James Bolton and Joe Martin go head to head and a melee ensues down the touchline. Martin will not let go of Bolton's shirt !

    The referee gives both yellow cards. 42 minutes.
     
    #10

  11. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Gareth Evans looks to have suffered a head injury and looks set to continue after 2 minutes treatment. 45 + 5 minutes.
     
    #11
  12. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Half time whistle goes, and it's 1-1.
     
    #12
  13. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Second half kicks off.
     
    #13
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2019
  14. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Northampton bring on Billy Waters for Shaun McWilliams. 51 minutes.
     
    #14
  15. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Shot by Joe Waters straight at keeper Alex Bass. 57 minutes.
     
    #15
  16. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Tonight's attendance is 2,413 - including 96 away fans.
     
    #16
  17. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    Gareth Evans free kick after Leon Maloney is fouled, and Brett Pitman heads just wide. 61 minutes.
     
    #17
  18. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    GOAL FOR POMPEY !!!!!!!!!
     
    #18
  19. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    2-1 to Pompey, with a goal from Marcus Harness superbly shooting into the roof of the net from Gareth Evans' cross. 62 minutes.
     
    #19
  20. Wooperts_duck

    Wooperts_duck Well-Known Member
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2011
    Messages:
    77,811
    Likes Received:
    127,737
    63 minutes - Pompey double sub -

    John Marquis for Leon Maloney
    Brandon Haunstrup for Ross McCrorie
     
    #20

Share This Page