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Cheltenham Town 1-1 Portsmouth

Substitute Michael Smith rescued a point for Portsmouth with a late equaliser at Cheltenham.

Smith cancelled out Daniel O'Shaughnessy's opener for Cheltenham to continue the sequence that every meeting between the clubs has finished all square.

The Robins had a penalty appeal waved away in the fourth minute after Danny Wright went down under a challenge from Michael Doyle.

Pompey's best effort of the first half was a diving header from Carl Baker well saved by Russell Griffiths four minutes before the break.

The away team started the second half strongly, Gary Roberts being played in on goal by Gareth Evans in the 47th minute, but Griffiths saved well.

Conor Chaplin then had a header blocked in the six-yard box before Kyle Bennett's shot cannoned off the left post.

Cheltenham broke the deadlock in the 65th minute when James Rowe's free-kick was helped on by Pell, nodded down by Wright and, after Pompey failed to clear, it was fired into the net by O'Shaughnessy.

Rob Dickie missed a good chance to make it 2-0 before Portsmouth levelled in the 82nd minute when Griffiths spilled Baker's cross, presenting Smith with a tap-in.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Cheltenham

  • 1Griffiths
  • 28Dickie
  • 5DownesBooked at 11mins
  • 6Parslow
  • 2BarthramSubstituted forSulimanat 90+1'minutes
  • 18Rowe
  • 7PellBooked at 7mins
  • 24O'ShaughnessySubstituted forCranstonat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Waters
  • 30Holman
  • 9Wright

Substitutes

  • 10Morgan-Smith
  • 11Munns
  • 12Kitscha
  • 15Arthur
  • 17Cranston
  • 23Whitehead
  • 26Suliman

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 5Clarke
  • 6BurgessBooked at 64mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 4Rose
  • 7BakerBooked at 78mins
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forNaismithat 82'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forSmithat 75'minutes
  • 19ChaplinBooked at 52minsSubstituted forHuntat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Smith
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Whatmough
  • 20Hunt
  • 22Naismith
  • 25Talbot
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
4,702

Match Stats

Home TeamCheltenhamAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away11
Corners
Home4
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cheltenham Town 1, Portsmouth 1.

Hand ball by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Easah Suliman replaces Jack Barthram.

Substitution

Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jordan Cranston replaces Daniel O'Shaughnessy.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

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

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Portsmouth 1. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Noel Hunt replaces Conor Chaplin.

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Foul by Jack Barthram (Cheltenham Town).

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

Booking

Carl Baker (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

James Rowe (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Danny Parslow (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Portsmouth).

Foul by Daniel Wright (Cheltenham Town).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Michael Smith replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt missed. Robert Dickie (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Cheltenham Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

Foul by Aaron Downes (Cheltenham Town).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Billy Waters (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Cheltenham Town 1, Portsmouth 0. Daniel O'Shaughnessy (Cheltenham Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth17122328171138
2Carlisle1797130191134
3Doncaster17103435241133
4Luton1786327151230
5Portsmouth1784528171128
6Grimsby177462320325
7Blackpool176652920924
8Yeovil177371822-424
9Crewe175842020023
10Wycombe176472022-222
11Mansfield175751820-222
12Notts County176472228-622
13Stevenage166372324-121
14Barnet174942225-321
15Accrington175571922-320
16Crawley175571825-720
17Morecambe176292033-1320
18Hartlepool174762630-419
19Cambridge175481722-519
20Leyton Orient175392022-218
21Cheltenham173951922-318
22Newport164572122-117
23Colchester174582026-617
24Exeter1751111925-616
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