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Portsmouth 1-1 Walsall

Brett Pitman scored a late penalty to save a point for Portsmouth in a 1-1 draw with Walsall at Fratton Park.

The away team took the lead two minutes after half-time when Luke Leahy was able to slot home a James Wilson cross.

The lead was cancelled out when Pitman's powerful penalty beat the outstretching arms of Mark Gillespie.

Walsall captain Adam Chambers was lucky to stay on the pitch after his reckless tackle on Portsmouth's Adam May in the second minute and had the home fans calling for a red card.

Referee Brett Huxtable disagreed and only awarded a yellow. Both teams were attacking but both failed to break the deadlock.

Walsall could have taken an early lead but Leahy saw his 30-yard powerful shot fly wide of the goal.

Pompey had to wait until the 31st minute for their best effort of the first half.

The home side could have won it in the dying moments but Pitman failed to get his chance on target, sending the ball just over.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 25TalbotSubstituted forBennettat 36'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 16Whatmough
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 30May
  • 4Rose
  • 26Evans
  • 22NaismithSubstituted forKabambaat 65'minutes
  • 10LalkovicSubstituted forMainat 66'minutes
  • 8PitmanBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 14Main
  • 15Kabamba
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass

Walsall

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6DevlinBooked at 63mins
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 55mins
  • 23Donnellan
  • 14Wilson
  • 3Leahy
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forCuvelierat 69'minutes
  • 7ChambersBooked at 3mins
  • 2Edwards
  • 20BakayokoBooked at 67minsSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 10Oztumer

Substitutes

  • 8Cuvelier
  • 9Jackson
  • 13Roberts
  • 15Kinsella
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 36Candlin
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
17,198

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Walsall 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Walsall 1.

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Florent Cuvelier (Walsall).

Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth).

Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adam May (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

Attempt blocked. Adam May (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Simeon Jackson replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

Attempt missed. Adam Chambers (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Walsall 1. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Portsmouth. Nicke Kabamba draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mark Gillespie (Walsall) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by James Wilson.

Substitution

Substitution, Walsall. Florent Cuvelier replaces Kieron Morris.

Attempt blocked. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Curtis Main replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nicke Kabamba replaces Kal Naismith.

Attempt missed. Adam May (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Nicky Devlin (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Jon Guthrie (Walsall) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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