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

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Aldershot Town 2.

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Joe Devera.

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

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

Foul by Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town).

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Joe Devera.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Chorley replaces Ricky Holmes.

Dismissal

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

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

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

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.

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

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

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

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

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ricky Holmes.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jaydon Gibbs.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) hits the right post with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Dan Holman (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Nigel Atangana.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Alex Wynter.

Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Aldershot Town 2. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Forbes.

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town).

goal

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