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Portsmouth 1-1 Mansfield Town

Paul Robinson
Robinson is on loan at Portsmouth from Millwall

Paul Robinson's second-half strike earned Portsmouth a point against a Mansfield Town side who resisted relentless late home pressure to claim their first draw of the season.

Simon Heslop put the Stags ahead within a minute of the restart when he volleyed into the corner from 18 yards.

Both sides had chances before the hosts levelled, a fine team move leading to Nigel Atangana teeing up Robinson.

Pompey piled forward in the closing stages but the Stags held on.

Danny Hollands went close with a fine strike, as did Nicky Shorey, while Patrick Agyemang and fellow substitute Atangana always looked likely to create a home winner.

But Mansfield, who remain in 15th place in League Two - one point behind Portsmouth - could also have won it.

The excellent Rakish Bingham missed a several good chances and forced a fabulous fingertip save from goalkeeper Paul Jones.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"The first half wasn't good enough. That performance in the first half, I wouldn't pay money to watch that.

"Fair play to the players, they responded to going behind. Once we got the goal and we got that shot of confidence perhaps we could have gone on and won it with the opportunities that we had, but it wasn't to be."

"Because of the first-half performance I don't think we deserved to win the game, but I'm pleased that we didn't get beaten."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 3-5-1-1

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 13ErtlSubstituted forAtanganaat 68'minutes
  • 15Wynter
  • 8J Wallace
  • 21DunneBooked at 54mins
  • 29Hollands
  • 17Shorey
  • 18DrennanSubstituted forAgyemangat 68'minutes
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forStoreyat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Holmes
  • 14Storey
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 23Agyemang
  • 25Atangana
  • 34Butler

Mansfield

Formation 3-5-2

  • 1Studer
  • 2Sutton
  • 29Sendles-White
  • 3RileyBooked at 90mins
  • 18Beevers
  • 12McGuire
  • 7BellSubstituted forTaylorat 79'minutes
  • 16HeslopSubstituted forClementsat 87'minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 9RheadBooked at 42minsSubstituted forPalmerat 58'minutes
  • 11Bingham

Substitutes

  • 8Fisher
  • 14Palmer
  • 17Lambe
  • 19Marsden
  • 20Thomas
  • 22Taylor
  • 28Clements
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
15,585

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home10
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away16

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 Nicky Shorey.

  4. Post update

    Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

  8. Booking

    Martin Riley (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  12. Post update

    Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ollie Palmer (Mansfield Town).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Martin Riley (Mansfield Town).

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Mansfield Town. Chris Clements replaces Simon Heslop because of an injury.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Miles Storey replaces Ryan Taylor.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Sascha Studer.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kieran Freeman.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe12741178925
2Burton128131613325
3Bury127232011923
4Luton12633128421
5Southend126241210220
6Plymouth12615138519
7Morecambe126151412219
8Shrewsbury125341510518
9Northampton125342016418
10Wimbledon125342019118
11Cambridge125252315817
12Portsmouth12453119217
13Newport124441513216
14Cheltenham124441011-116
15Mansfield125161216-416
16Accrington125161722-516
17Exeter124351316-315
18Dag & Red124261620-414
19Stevenage124261418-414
20Carlisle123361521-612
21Hartlepool12327718-1111
22York121741117-610
23Oxford Utd122461118-710
24Tranmere122371116-59
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