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Portsmouth 1-1 Bristol Rovers

Jonson Clarke-Harris scored one penalty and missed another as Bristol Rovers held promotion-chasing Portsmouth to a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.

Clarke-Harris opened the scoring eight minutes before half-time after going down in the box under Tom Naylor's challenge.

Pompey hit back in the 58th minute when defender James Clarke headed a Ronan Curtis cross into his own net.

Rovers should have won it moments later after being awarded another penalty when Jamal Lowe tripped Clarke.

But this time Clarke-Harris stepped up and blazed high over the crossbar from 12 yards.

Pompey were bidding for a first win in seven matches but Rovers were the better team in the first half and almost took the lead in the seventh minute.

Alex Jakubiak's low drive was spilt by Craig MacGillivray and Matt Clarke managed to spare his goalkeeper's blushes by hooking away the loose ball before Clarke-Harris could pounce.

Both sides pushed for a winner late on but home substitute Viv Solomon-Otabor's sliced shot over after a mazy run was as close as either came to finding one.

Report supplied by Press Association

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3BrownBooked at 64mins
  • 7Naylor
  • 33Close
  • 10LoweBooked at 64minsSubstituted forSolomon-Otaborat 78'minutes
  • 26EvansSubstituted forVaughanat 66'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forBogleat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 17Donohue
  • 19Solomon-Otabor
  • 22Bogle
  • 24Morris
  • 32Vaughan
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Bristol Rovers

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Bonham
  • 22Partington
  • 4Lockyer
  • 5Craig
  • 15J Clarke
  • 7Sercombe
  • 6Upson
  • 25OgogoBooked at 65mins
  • 3Holmes-DennisSubstituted forSinclairat 85'minutes
  • 19Clarke-Harris
  • 17JakubiakSubstituted forReillyat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Nichols
  • 14Lines
  • 20Reilly
  • 21Smith
  • 24Sinclair
  • 26Matthews
  • 28Kelly
Referee:
Neil Hair
Attendance:
17,880

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBristol Rovers
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home3
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Bristol Rovers 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

  4. Post update

    Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Anton Walkes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Bogle (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    James Vaughan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by James Clarke (Bristol Rovers).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jonson Clarke-Harris (Bristol Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a fast break.

  11. Post update

    Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol Rovers. Stuart Sinclair replaces Tareiq Holmes-Dennis.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Bristol Rovers. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

  17. Post update

    Gavin Reilly (Bristol Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Viv Solomon-Otabor replaces Jamal Lowe.

  19. Post update

    Lee Brown (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Joe Partington (Bristol Rovers).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley33199559283166
3Sunderland321614257322562
4Portsmouth331710655361961
5Charlton33168948331556
6Doncaster31158858391953
7Peterborough33141095144752
8Blackpool32121283428648
9Coventry33137133637-146
10Fleetwood33129124436845
11Burton331110124240243
12Wycombe331110124247-543
13Southend33124174344-140
14Accrington311010113342-940
15Scunthorpe33117154057-1740
16Plymouth33108154053-1338
17Gillingham33106174457-1336
18Walsall3398163453-1935
19Bristol Rovers32810143135-434
20Rochdale3397174167-2634
21Shrewsbury32712133444-1033
22Oxford Utd33712144052-1233
23Bradford3396183652-1633
24Wimbledon3385202751-2429
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