League Two
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Portsmouth 1-1 Mansfield Town

Ryan Taylor scored on his home debut for Portsmouth to rescue a draw against Mansfield in League Two.

The visitors could have opened the scoring early on as James Jennings curled a free-kick narrowly wide.

But they took the lead six minutes into the second half when Lee Stevenson executed a superb overhead kick.

Ross Dyer could have doubled the lead but hit the post, and so did David Connolly for Pompey, but Taylor raced through and slotted home the equaliser.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I was pleased with 80% of the performance, we should have won the game, we had the most chances, we were by far the better team in my opinion.

"I'm aware that it's frustrating, it's frustrating for everybody and in an ideal world we'd win the game.

"I thought David [Connolly] was excellent, he did exactly what we asked him to do. He looked bright, he looked sharp. He was influential when he came on. Can we throw him out there week in, week out for 90 minutes? Probably not, but we have to use him for what we can."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 14Painter
  • 17Shorey
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 16FerrySubstituted forRaconat 50'minutes
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forJervisat 68'minutes
  • 23Agyemang
  • 20Taylor
  • 35WallaceSubstituted forConnollyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 3N'Gala
  • 7Barcham
  • 9Connolly
  • 13Ertl
  • 31Racon
  • 32Jervis

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16Jennings
  • 12TafazolliBooked at 28mins
  • 4Dempster
  • 2Sutton
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forDanielat 75'minutes
  • 13HowellBooked at 56mins
  • 15DyerSubstituted forMeikleat 75'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forMcGuireat 87'minutes
  • 19Clements

Substitutes

  • 6Riley
  • 17Beevers
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
14,686

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie McGuire replaces Matthew Rhead.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony Howell.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Connolly.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Connolly (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Lee Stevenson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ross Dyer.

  13. Post update

    Ross Dyer (Mansfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Jake Jervis replaces Wes Fogden.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. David Connolly replaces Jed Wallace.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

  19. Booking

    Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.