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Portsmouth 1-1 Morecambe

Lee Molyneux's late equaliser halted Portsmouth's promotion charge as Morecambe came from behind to draw at Fratton Park.

Kal Naismith initially gave the home side the lead as he netted his sixth League Two goal of the season, but they were pegged back by the Shrimps.

Pompey had the first chance of the game in the third minute when Carl Baker tried his luck from long range but goalkeeper Barry Roche matched it with an excellent save.

Morecambe were left waiting until midway through the first half for their first effort on goal but it was wasted by midfielder Aaron Wildig, who hit it straight at Portsmouth's David Forde.

Naismith put Pompey ahead in the 64th minute with a speculative effort from 25 yards after he was not closed down by the Shrimps' defence.

However, Molyneux then drew his side level in the 83rd minute after he was played in by Kevin Ellison before smashing the ball into the back of the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 24LinganziSubstituted forRoseat 79'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 7BakerSubstituted forChaplinat 55'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 76mins
  • 23BennettSubstituted forNaismithat 63'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Whatmough
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Hunt
  • 22Naismith

Morecambe

  • 1Roche
  • 2WakefieldSubstituted forMcGowanat 72'minutes
  • 5Edwards
  • 16Whitmore
  • 10Molyneux
  • 17FlemingSubstituted forMurphyat 80'minutes
  • 24RoseBooked at 90mins
  • 15Wildig
  • 11Ellison
  • 7Mullin
  • 18TurnerSubstituted forConlanat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McGowan
  • 8Murphy
  • 12Nizic
  • 14Conlan
  • 19Duckworth
  • 21Evans
  • 27Jordan
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
15,592

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home26
Away7
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Morecambe 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Morecambe 1.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

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

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Paul Mullin (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Booking

Michael Rose (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Aaron McGowan.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lee Molyneux.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Morecambe 1. Lee Molyneux (Morecambe) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Ellison.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Peter Murphy replaces Andrew Fleming.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Rose replaces Amine Linganzi.

Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Rose (Morecambe).

Attempt missed. Michael Rose (Morecambe) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morecambe. Aaron McGowan replaces Liam Wakefield.

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

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

Michael Rose (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alex Whitmore (Morecambe).

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Morecambe 0. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michael Doyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt missed. Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster34208666422468
2Plymouth33195952361662
3Carlisle34151365649758
4Portsmouth33168949301956
5Luton331412749311854
6Exeter341661255381754
7Stevenage34164145651552
8Mansfield34131294338551
9Colchester34148125043750
10Grimsby34138134040047
11Wycombe34138134244-247
12Cambridge33137134340346
13Barnet341113104346-346
14Morecambe33137134248-646
15Blackpool331014949371244
16Crawley33126154152-1142
17Yeovil34913123340-740
18Cheltenham34911143846-838
19Notts County34107173858-2037
20Crewe34812143652-1636
21Accrington32811133646-1035
22Hartlepool34811154358-1535
23Leyton Orient3485213655-1929
24Newport33511173753-1626
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