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Portsmouth 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Portsmouth and Cheltenham shared a point in a goalless League Two draw.

Jake Jervis wasted Pompey's best first-half chance after he lashed his shot badly wide of the far post.

Pompey keeper Trevor Carson smothered Jermaine McGlashan's effort while Ashley Vincent hit a stunning strike against the Pompey post from 20 yards.

Wes Fogden's close-range effort squirmed wide of the Cheltenham post, before Ricky Holmes's strike was deflected tantalisingly across goal.

Richie Barker

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Barker post match

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought we should have won the game although we were fairly wasteful in the final third.

"We finished the game with three wingers and two fresh strikers on the pitch so I don't think I could have done anymore.

"Scoring goals is what people come to watch football matches for...the clean sheet record now is excellent but the goal scoring needs to be improved."

Mark Yates

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Mark Yates: Cheltenham Town manager on draw with Portsmouth

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It's a tough place to come, and I think we can be reasonably happy with our performance and another good point.

"I'm quite happy with the way they worked. I thought we were never in danger of losing the game.

"It was a test for the players in a sense that it was a full house with a bit of noise. It was something different to what we're used to, but they've got some good players and we stood up to them."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 5Devera
  • 17Shorey
  • 19FogdenBooked at 77mins
  • 3N'Gala
  • 26Chorley
  • 35Wallace
  • 29DiagouragaBooked at 82mins
  • 32JervisSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forAgyemangat 83'minutes
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 8Padovani
  • 14Painter
  • 20Taylor
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon

Cheltenham

  • 1Brown
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Gornell
  • 21VincentSubstituted forKotwicaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Cureton
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
17,254

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Cheltenham Town 0.
Hand ball by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.
Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces Sam Deering.
Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).
(Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Steve Elliott.
Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).
Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Michael Drennan.

Booking

Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).
Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).
Zack Kotwica (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Ashley Vincent.
Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).
Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Booking

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Steve Elliott.
Attempt blocked. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.
Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Sido Jombati.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Jake Jervis.
Attempt saved. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).
Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).
Ashley Vincent (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).
Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).
Attempt missed. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Sido Jombati (Cheltenham Town).
Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).
Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Cheltenham Town 0.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Ricky Holmes.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.
Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Jed Wallace.
Attempt missed. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield35171172362
2Scunthorpe35151641961
3Rochdale3418791761
4Burton3516118559
5Fleetwood35176121057
6Oxford Utd35141381455
7Southend35131111850
8Plymouth3413912148
9York35111311346
10Hartlepool3512914045
11Newport33111111044
12Cheltenham34101311-643
13Morecambe34111013-1043
14Bristol Rovers34101212-142
15Dag & Red34101212-242
16Wimbledon3511915-642
17Mansfield35101213-1242
18Wycombe34101113-341
19Portsmouth3591412-1141
20Bury3391311040
21Exeter35101015-640
22Accrington34101014-640
23Northampton3481016-1634
24Torquay347918-2130
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