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Portsmouth 2-2 Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham Town's relegation fears worsened as they returned to the League Two relegation zone despite an entertaining draw with Portsmouth.

Matt Tubbs put the hosts ahead when he met Andy Barcham's cross but Cheltenham soon levelled through Eliot Richards.

Will Packwood put the Robins ahead when he nodded home Matt Richards' free-kick to give them hope of a vital win.

But just before the break, Ryan Taylor scored for the third game in a row by heading in Dan Butler's delivery.

Cheltenham caretaker manager Russell Milton told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

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Milton on Portsmouth v Cheltenham

"To go 1-0 down we obviously didn't want to do that. But to then go 2-1 ahead was a fantastic effort.

"It's just a shame we gave the free-kick away and conceded.

"I felt if we had come in ahead at half-time, we could have got around them.

"But in the second half I asked for discipline and effort and that's what I got."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 3Whatmough
  • 2WebsterSubstituted forFogdenat 68'minutes
  • 7BarchamSubstituted forEastat 45'minutes
  • 21DunneSubstituted forMcCallumat 86'minutes
  • 8Wallace
  • 29Hollands
  • 34Butler
  • 9Taylor
  • 14Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 4East
  • 13Ertl
  • 15McCallum
  • 19Fogden
  • 25Atangana
  • 27Cornell
  • 36Chaplin

Cheltenham

  • 1Carson
  • 25Berry
  • 26PackwoodSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 5BrownBooked at 61mins
  • 6Mills
  • 8Richards
  • 3Braham-Barrett
  • 24Sparrow
  • 18RichardsSubstituted forWynterat 89'minutes
  • 9HaynesSubstituted forKotwicaat 60'minutes
  • 29Harrad

Substitutes

  • 2Vaughan
  • 4Taylor
  • 12Gould
  • 16Hanks
  • 17Kotwica
  • 20Wynter
  • 39Manset
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
13,558

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Cheltenham Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Cheltenham Town 2.

Danny East (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Wynter replaces Eliot Richards.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Paul McCallum replaces James Dunne.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Troy Brown.

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Mills (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Eliot Richards.

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Matt Taylor replaces Will Packwood because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Eliot Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Shaun Harrad (Cheltenham Town).

Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

Craig Braham-Barrett (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Wes Fogden replaces Adam Webster.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Richards (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matt Richards.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Eliot Richards.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Will Packwood (Cheltenham Town).

Booking

Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Troy Brown (Cheltenham Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Zack Kotwica replaces Danny Haynes.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton36217850302070
2Shrewsbury37208954282668
3Wycombe371814554342068
4Bury371971148361264
5Southend361711843331062
6Luton371610114334958
7Stevenage37169125245757
8Newport37169124342157
9Plymouth371681342281456
10Northampton37165165547853
11Exeter371312124951-251
12Portsmouth371213124441349
13Wimbledon371310144849-149
14Morecambe37139153942-348
15Dag & Red37137174551-646
16Mansfield37129163245-1345
17Accrington37136184561-1645
18Cambridge371110165151043
19Oxford Utd371013143843-543
20Carlisle37124214461-1740
21York37716143543-837
22Tranmere37910183950-1137
23Cheltenham37813163453-1937
24Hartlepool3796222857-2933
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