The FA Cup - First Round
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Portsmouth 2-2 Aldershot Town

Danny Hollands' late header rescued a replay for Portsmouth in their FA Cup first round tie against Aldershot.

Jed Wallace opened the scoring from the penalty spot before Conference Premier side Aldershot levelled when Jordan Roberts converted Dan Holman's cross.

Mark Molesley put the visitors ahead side-footing in at the near post from Kieran Forbes' low cross before Hollands headed Pompey level.

Portsmouth's Paul Robinson was also later sent off for two yellow cards.

Pompey, the 2008 winners, started well with Craig Westcarr firing straight at keeper Phil Smith from 12 yards.

It was not long before they were ahead with Mark Phillips bringing down Westcarr with Wallace making no mistake from the spot.

Aldershot equalised on the stroke of half time with Roberts volleying in Dan Holman's cross at the back post. Molesley then gave Aldershot the lead side-footing home Kieran Forbes' low cross to stun Fratton Park.

Hollands levelled with an 81st-minute header from close range to spare the League Two side from an early exit before Robinson saw red.

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Andy Scott: Aldershot boss after draw with Portsmouth

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"It's fantastic because in the second-half we were the only team in it, we created a lot of chances.

"Even at the end we were still pushing for the winner. It was a fantastic performance, great atmosphere and it gives our fans something to come home to.

"They always are (Aldershot fans) home or away, wherever we are playing they are fantastic and they deserved the reward to come to places like this and also getting them back to our place.

(On the return game): "If we play to our best like today then we can give them a good game, and that exactly what it will be.

"Again we will have a full-house I reckon and it's a big opportunity for us to go through."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 15Wynter
  • 16RobinsonBooked at 82mins
  • 5Devera
  • 17Shorey
  • 8Wallace
  • 25AtanganaBooked at 44minsSubstituted forTaylorat 72'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 11HolmesBooked at 73minsSubstituted forChorleyat 83'minutes
  • 14Storey
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forCloseat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 9Taylor
  • 22Poke
  • 24Awford
  • 26Tarbuck
  • 33Close
  • 34Butler

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Gibbs
  • 5Wilson
  • 6Barker
  • 20PhillipsSubstituted forForbesat 45+3'minutes
  • 19DerrySubstituted forHattonat 37'minutes
  • 8MolesleyBooked at 32mins
  • 2Oastler
  • 14Roberts
  • 9Williams
  • 23Holman

Substitutes

  • 7Hatton
  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 16Forbes
  • 17Diallo
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 22Oyeleke
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
11,095

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home11
Away17
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Aldershot Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Roberts.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Joe Devera.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

  9. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Joe Devera.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Chorley replaces Ricky Holmes.

  13. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

    Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 2, Aldershot Town 2. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ricky Holmes with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Aldershot Town. Jaydon Gibbs tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

  20. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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