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Portsmouth 1-1 Stevenage

Brett Williams
Stevenage remain 20th in League Two after the draw at Fratton Park

Stevenage substitute Brett Williams scored a stoppage-time leveller to keep Portsmouth off the top of League Two.

Teenager Conor Chaplin deservedly broke the deadlock for Pompey, ghosting past Fraser Franks before beating goalkeeper Jesse Joronen at his near post.

But the visitors battled hard and got their reward when Williams glanced home a header from Charlie Lee's long throw in the dying seconds.

Portsmouth dominated and will rue two missed chances from Gary Roberts.

Pompey would have gone top on goals scored had they won, after Plymouth Argyle lost 1-0 at Oxford United.

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Cook feels side yet to hit stride

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

"We've played 14 games, lost one, just keep going. Unfortunately today we couldn't hold the lead.

"We're just huffing and puffing, we just don't look at it. It's a lot more effort, rather than quality.

"We'll just go back to the training ground, look at the DVDs like you do, and just keep working hard."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 27McCarey
  • 2Davies
  • 4Webster
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 15BartonSubstituted forAtanganaat 78'minutes
  • 5BocoSubstituted forChaplinat 70'minutes
  • 11Roberts
  • 23Bennett
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forLaveryat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Lavery
  • 14Naismith
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Clarke
  • 24Murphy
  • 25Atangana
  • 29Hollands

Stevenage

  • 1Joronen
  • 5Franks
  • 4McCombe
  • 6Hughes
  • 23Okimo
  • 33KennedySubstituted forLeeat 72'minutes
  • 15TongeBooked at 69mins
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forWilliamsat 90+2'minutes
  • 11Pett
  • 20AkinyemiSubstituted forConlonat 57'minutes
  • 31Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 9Williams
  • 16Day
  • 19Wells
  • 22Lee
  • 24Jebb
  • 28Loza
  • 32Conlon
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
14,900

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Stevenage 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Stevenage 1.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Armand Gnanduillet.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Stevenage 1. Brett Williams (Stevenage) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Lee.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

Tom Conlon (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Hand ball by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Brett Williams replaces Dean Parrett.

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Tom Pett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Mark Hughes (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Dean Parrett (Stevenage) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Adam Barton.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Stevenage 0. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Enda Stevens.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Ben Kennedy.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Romuald Boco.

Booking

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Romuald Boco (Portsmouth).

Michael Tonge (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Caolan Lavery replaces Matt Tubbs.

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jesse Joronen.

Attempt saved. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Tom Conlon replaces Dipo Akinyemi.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dipo Akinyemi.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth1492321101129
2Portsmouth1476122121027
3Oxford Utd147612011927
4Mansfield1474322111125
5Northampton147342218424
6Leyton Orient146532519623
7Morecambe147253126523
8Accrington146442016422
9Carlisle146442525022
10Wycombe136341712521
11Bristol Rovers136251613320
12Luton145452419519
13Wimbledon145451922-319
14Exeter135351920-118
15Notts County145361821-318
16Cambridge134541719-217
17Hartlepool145271420-617
18Crawley144371623-715
19Barnet144281824-614
20Stevenage143561723-614
21York142661722-512
22Dag & Red141671626-109
23Yeovil142391323-109
24Newport14239923-149
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