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Portsmouth 0-0 Yeovil Town

Portsmouth were left frustrated as they were held to an uneventful draw against League Two strugglers Yeovil Town.

The visitors went closest before the break, but Pompey keeper Aaron McCarey moved well to deny Ryan Bird's header.

Gary Roberts was off target from close range for the hosts, while Michael Doyle's 30-yard shot late on was well saved by Yeovil goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.

Despite controlling possession, the hosts managed just two shots on target.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

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Cook on Portsmouth v Yeovil

"Our lads did everything they could to try and win the game. Second half it's a game you're never ever going to lose; could we come up with that little bit of magic to win us the game? Unfortunately we couldn't.

"It's very disappointing for our players and our support in general, to see teams literally park the bus. Our job is to come up with the formula to beat it, that's what we are all employed for.

"I don't need to change, I need other teams to change and then we can have a good match.

"We are just a football team trying to do our best; we have had too much possession and not enough chances. What do we need to do? Turn possession into goals. That's my job."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 27McCarey
  • 2Davies
  • 20Clarke
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 26EvansSubstituted forStockleyat 45'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 15BartonSubstituted forHollandsat 70'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 11Roberts
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forChaplinat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 14Naismith
  • 17Stockley
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 29Hollands
  • 35Bass

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24Roberts
  • 5Arthurworrey
  • 6SokolikSubstituted forHowellsat 66'minutes
  • 3Smith
  • 23CornickSubstituted forLairdat 79'minutes
  • 20Fogden
  • 30SheehanSubstituted forJeffersat 90+1'minutes
  • 4DolanBooked at 16mins
  • 11Dickson
  • 9Bird

Substitutes

  • 8Laird
  • 10Jeffers
  • 12Weale
  • 19Allen
  • 21Lacey
  • 26Howells
  • 28Bassett
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
17,309

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home13
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Yeovil Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Shaun Jeffers replaces Josh Sheehan.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Matt Tubbs.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

Foul by Stephen Arthurworrey (Yeovil Town).

Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Bird.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Marc Laird replaces Harry Cornick.

Attempt blocked. Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Attempt blocked. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Adam Barton.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Jake Howells replaces Jakub Sokolik because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Wes Fogden (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Jayden Stockley (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Hand ball by Adam Barton (Portsmouth).

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Yeovil Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jayden Stockley replaces Gareth Evans.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Yeovil Town 0.

Foul by Adam Barton (Portsmouth).

Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Josh Sheehan (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt missed. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Stephen Arthurworrey.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

Josh Sheehan (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth11722189923
2Wycombe11632168821
3Leyton Orient116322013721
4Portsmouth115511710720
5Oxford Utd11551169720
6Mansfield11542179819
7Accrington115421510519
8Carlisle115422019119
9Northampton115331613318
10Luton115242115617
11Exeter115241616017
12Bristol Rovers115151412216
13Wimbledon114431313016
14Morecambe114252021-114
15Cambridge113531415-114
16Notts County114251619-314
17Hartlepool114161117-613
18York112451316-310
19Barnet113171320-710
20Stevenage112361118-79
21Crawley112361017-79
22Yeovil112271118-78
23Dag & Red111461221-97
24Newport11137719-126
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