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Portsmouth 0-0 Mansfield Town

Goalkeeper Brian Jensen produced an inspired display as Mansfield battled to a goalless draw away to Portsmouth.

The 40-year-old made a string of fine saves as the Stags extended Pompey's winless home run to four matches.

The pick of his saves came when Pompey defender Ben Davies let fly from the left edge of the penalty area but Jensen somehow clawed the ball behind.

Portsmouth dominated the majority of the contest but could not make that tell against a stubborn Stags defence.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"I was really pleased with us today, I thought the shape of our team was excellent, the structure was excellent but we just lacked that penetration.

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Cook on Portsmouth v Mansfield

"I thought the first 15 minutes was as good as we've started a game, but unfortunately we didn't get that first goal.

"Mansfield are a good side, they've got good players, and today we've limited them to what I think was no attempts on goal in the second half.

"If we'd have won 1-0, what does it change? Not a lot. We'd have another couple of points, we'd be a bit higher in the league, everyone's happier than they are. We've got a really good club and everyone should just be patient and be stronger."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Doyle
  • 5BocoSubstituted forAtanganaat 57'minutes
  • 14NaismithSubstituted forChaplinat 57'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 13LaverySubstituted forTubbsat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McGurk
  • 9Tubbs
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Clarke
  • 25Atangana
  • 35Bass

Mansfield

  • 12Jensen
  • 4Rose
  • 6Collins
  • 15Tafazolli
  • 28Adams
  • 8Clements
  • 16HuntBooked at 41mins
  • 7Chapman
  • 11WestcarrSubstituted forBlairat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10GreenSubstituted forThomasat 79'minutes
  • 19LambeSubstituted forYussufat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 9Beardsley
  • 14Thomas
  • 17Blair
  • 18Yussuf
  • 20Thomas
  • 24McGuire
Referee:
Kevin Wright
Attendance:
16,210

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away3
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Blair Adams (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Blair Adams.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Matty Blair (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matty Blair.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Adi Yussuf (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Adi Yussuf replaces Reggie Lambe.

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

Attempt blocked. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Blair Adams.

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

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

Foul by Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Nathan Thomas replaces Matt Green.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Matt Tubbs replaces Caolan Lavery.

Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Conor Chaplin.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Mitch Rose (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay in match Blair Adams (Mansfield Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Adam Chapman.

Attempt blocked. Caolan Lavery (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Matty Blair replaces Craig Westcarr.

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

Foul by Reggie Lambe (Mansfield Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth15102323111232
2Portsmouth1577122121028
3Oxford Utd157622214827
4Northampton158342419527
5Mansfield1575322111126
6Leyton Orient157532619726
7Accrington157442317625
8Morecambe157263127423
9Carlisle156542626023
10Wycombe146441813522
11Exeter156452121022
12Wimbledon156452223-122
13Bristol Rovers146261717020
14Cambridge155552022-220
15Luton155462521419
16Notts County155461922-319
17Crawley155371824-618
18Barnet155282126-517
19Hartlepool155281522-717
20Stevenage153571825-714
21York152671825-712
22Newport153391324-1112
23Yeovil1523101526-119
24Dag & Red151681729-129
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