League Two
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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.

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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Stevenage 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Stevenage 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Armand Gnanduillet.

  4. Post update

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

  5. 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.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Hand ball by Tom Pett (Stevenage).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Brett Williams replaces Dean Parrett.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Dean Parrett (Stevenage).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Adam Barton.

  18. 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.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Charlie Lee replaces Ben Kennedy.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Romuald Boco.