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Yeovil Town 1-1 Portsmouth

Gary Roberts rescued a point for 10-man Portsmouth with an equaliser at relegation-threatened Yeovil Town.

Roberts' low finish came after team-mate Christian Burgess was cautioned twice inside a minute, firstly after a tussle with Francois Zoko and then for fouling Ryan Dickson.

Zoko had earlier pounced on poor Pompey defending from a corner to put the Glovers ahead at the far post.

Portsmouth stay in the play-off places, with Yeovil still next to bottom.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

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Cook on Yeovil v Portsmouth

"It's a fantastic point, but never ever at any stage were we playing well in the game or we were in control of the game.

"I thought Yeovil were excellent on the day. It was a difficult game for us, but the reality of it was we never played well and we have dug ourselves a point and at the end of the season I think we will look at that point as a good point.

"We just weren't at it today like we were last week. As a manger it always comes down to me, I accept that, but when you're trying to change a culture of a club it is hard."

Line-ups

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 24Roberts
  • 26Ward
  • 6Sokolik
  • 11Dickson
  • 2TozerBooked at 64mins
  • 4Dolan
  • 25Walsh
  • 16CampbellSubstituted forGoodshipat 68'minutes
  • 23CornickSubstituted forGillettat 85'minutes
  • 39ZokoSubstituted forBirdat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Laird
  • 9Bird
  • 12Weale
  • 18Gillett
  • 19Goodship
  • 21Lacey

Portsmouth

  • 27Fulton
  • 2Davies
  • 6BurgessBooked at 81mins
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 33Close
  • 11Roberts
  • 26EvansSubstituted forTollittat 41'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forMcNultyat 71'minutes
  • 21SmithSubstituted forMcGurkat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McGurk
  • 10McNulty
  • 14Naismith
  • 15Barton
  • 18Tollitt
  • 20Clarke
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
6,051

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Portsmouth 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Ryan Bird replaces Francois Zoko.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jakub Sokolik.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Simon Gillett replaces Harry Cornick.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Portsmouth 1. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Liam Walsh (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

Ryan Dickson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Adam McGurk replaces Michael Smith.

Booking

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ben Tozer.

Foul by Matthew Dolan (Yeovil Town).

Ben Tollitt (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Portsmouth 0. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Kyle Bennett.

Delay in match (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Brandon Goodship replaces Tahvon Campbell.

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Booking

Ben Tozer (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Tozer (Yeovil Town).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Dickson.

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Cornick (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Matthew Dolan.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Artur Krysiak.

Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Tollitt (Portsmouth).

Connor Roberts (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tahvon Campbell.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton31224557312670
2Plymouth31186747272060
3Oxford Utd311510649301955
4Accrington29157750341652
5Mansfield33149104639751
6Bristol Rovers31155114233950
7Portsmouth301213549272249
8Wycombe31147103630649
9Leyton Orient32131094745249
10Wimbledon30139848371148
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle29121074742546
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter31118124044-441
15Notts County30116134451-739
16Crawley32115163753-1638
17Morecambe32106165359-636
18Barnet30106143946-736
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22York3168173456-2226
23Yeovil31510163247-1525
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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