Sunday December 18, 2011 Day 22 Finished Fratton Park

Portsmouth 1 - 1 Southampton

  • Ward 84’
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  1. Pompey earn late point in derby

    Pompey earn late point in derby

    Joel Ward scored late to earn Portsmouth a 1-1 draw in their south coast derby clash with Championship leaders Southampton. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Portsmouth
    • Southampton
    • 90+3' FULL-TIME: Southampton had the better of the second half, but Portsmouth hit back late to salvage a draw. Not the best encounter, but so often derby games work out that way.
    • 90+2' Last roll of the dice for both clubs - chaos as Rocha's clearance is fluffed and Lambert challenges Henderson for the ball - but free-kick goes to the goalkeeper.
    • 90+1' CLOSE! Portsmouth smash away a corner as Southampton pressure, the ball comes back into the box where Lambert cracks in a volley which is only narrowly wide.
    • 90' Three added minutes to be played.
    • 89' Halford sends in an enormous long throw to the Southampton box - nervy moments for the visitors but Southampton clear.
    • 88' Kitson takes the ball upfield on the break now for Portsmouth, but no support for the striker. He ends up laying it backwards as Southampton regroup.
    • 87' Cork plays Southampton out of their own half. Do Prado serving as a winger now, looking for a way into the box.
    • 86' Do Prado's shot on the left foot blocked, but it's the visitors who are on the front foot in the dying moments.
    • 85' Southampton would still end the day top of the division with the point, but they'll regret letting a winning position slip if they can't see the game through.
    • 84' PORTSMOUTH LEVEL! Ward nods home as Norris sends in a high corner. Big header late on, and it was against the run of play. Could we have a dramatic finsih!
    • 83' Corner to Portsmouth - but it might have been better if Kitson's touch had been cleaner - he was almost through for a shot.
    • 82' Schneiderlin follows up that chance by blasting a shot, but this one is high and wide. Still all with the visitors as we head into the final stages of the match.
    • 81' GREAT STOP HENDERSON! Lambert turns Rocha, plays in Lallana, whose ball for Do Prado is a good one - the striker looks to dink the ball into the corner, but Henderson smothers it well.
    • 80' Southampton fans try to unsettle Henderson as he gears up for a big clearance, but it doesn't work.
    • 79' Do Prado close! Drags a shot across goal with his right foot and he might have done better. Lallana with the cross.
    • 77' Appleton looking a touch resigned on the touchline here. A tough afternoon early in his managerial career. Still time to get something from the match though.
    • 76' Harding on, Fox off for Southampton.
    • 75' Long shot from Hammond, but he slips as he hits it and it leaves Henderson a comfortable save.
    • 74' Thorne breaks up a move and looks to get Portsmouth going, but no sooner does he do so than the ball comes thudding back into the Portsmouth half.
    • 73' History doesn't repeat itself - Henderson comes out for the ball, Lambert blocks him, free kick awarded to the hosts.
    • 72' Another set piece for Southampton from roughtly the same position from which they scored their opener.
    • 71' Scrappy encounter, this. Derby games often are, but by any measure this has been a turgid game.
    • 70' Good shot from Richardson, and a crucial block from Mattock! Portsmouth not getting back into the game at the moment.
    • 69' Sloppy - Norris too casual with a pass in his own half and puts the ball out of play.
    • 68' An exhausted Richardson tracks back. Southampton yet to use any of their substitutes.
    • 67' Win today and Southampton would have a three point lead in the Championship standings. Before today's game
    • 66' Ward catches Schneiderlin with his elbow as he's moving forward - completely unintentional, but a brief pause in play here.
    • 65' Change made immediately - Lawrence off for Portsmouth, Huseklepp on.
    • 64' That was the goal the game sorely needed. Portsmouth now have half an hour to rebound.
    • 63' GOAL! There it is! Southampton ahead through Lambert! A good ball forward from Fox from a set piece, and a strong run and header from close range from Lambert leaves Henderson no chance. Game on!
    • 61' The game is getting stretched, but it's not resulting in any clear-cut chances. Yet.
    • 60' HALF A CHANCE! Lovely ball forward from Fox, tantalisingly judged, and Lallana is the man who gets on the end of it. Too cute an angle for his volleyed effort to test the keeper, however.
    • 59' Deep free kick for Southampton which Fox steps up to take.
    • 58' Scuffed shot from Lallana - it looked for just a moment as if he'd found the space, but his left-footed effort was taken under huge pressure.
    • 57' Big heave clear from Fonte as Southampton steady themselves. Thorne then puts the ball out for a decent Southampton chance on the flank.
    • 55' Norris lays the ball off to the right and Portsmouth surge upfield. Still missing that quality, unfortunately.
    • 54' The Fratton Park crowd doing their best to urge their side on. They've been more impressive than either side so far.
    • 53' Space opening up for Kitson - is this the first hint that chances are going to start flowing?
    • 52' Deft flick towards Norris, laid off to Ward, and the cross is charged down for a corner. Lawrence sidles over to take it.
    • 51' Do Prado pounces on the loose ball as Mullins gets the ball stuck between his legs, but can go nowhere with it.
    • 50' Schneiderlin brought down clumsily by Pearce for a Southampton free-kick. Portsmouth double up on Lallana to stop him jinking away, but give away a free-kick in the process.
    • 49' Hooiveld stops to tie his shoelaces as Lallana prepares a throw down the left flank. It's been a sedate start to the second half...
    • 48' Jinking run from Mullins as he aims to get out of his own half. He doesn't succeed.
    • 47' Chilly day in Portsmouth, and a strong wind blowing across the stadium today. Perhaps that's contributing to the errant passes we've seen so far.
    • 46' Portsmouth's turn to kick off. Southampton attacking towards the direction of their own fans in the second half.
    • - The players are back out on the field. Could be an interesting second half - it would be a surprise if the second half is as uneventful as the first...
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    • 45+2' HALF-TIME: Not much to pick between these two sides. Plenty of room for improvement in the second half, after a first half with plenty of noise but not much in the way of quality.
    • 45+2' CLOSE! Much better curling hit from Halford, but just a whisker high and wide.
    • 45+1' Fonte again making a poor challenge, this time on Ward. Another chance for Portsmouth from a set piece, perhaps the last of the half.
    • 45' Lawrence drills the ball in with a bit of whip, but Southampton clear the danger through Hammond. One added minute to play.
    • 44' Fonte punished for a foul on Norris on the right hand side. Very useful position for the hosts.
    • 43' Aimless ball forward from the Southampton defence. Straight out for a goal kick.
    • 42' NORRIS CLOSE! Closest chance of the game so far? Lawrence breaks as a long ball loops up favourably, then holds the ball up to play it across to Norris - his shot from distance is decent, but starting and finishing wide of the far post.
    • 41' Southampton win a corner - Lambert strong and crafty, flicking a cross in from the left which worries the Pompey back four.
    • 40' Lawrence picks out Halford, who tries a shot from 35 yards. Do you need me to tell you it went well over the crossbar?
    • 39' Thorne tries a volley from the edge of the area, but it's blocked. Better moments from Portsmouth.
    • 38' Huge clearing kick from Henderson, but one missed flick later and it's in Davis' arms at the other end. This game hasn't caught fire, it's fair to say.
    • 37' Lallana tries a through ball and the block means it comes back to him. He tries a cross to the far post and it doesn't quite find the target.
    • 36' Set piece for Southampton from the centre circle. The visitors throw the bodies forward, but Fox's ball creates nothing.
    • 35' Cork unhappy at being clipped by Mullins while clearing the ball - feels he went into the book for less and he might have had a point.
    • 34' Lawrence tries a low ball into Norris, as the Portsmouth faithful increase the volume. But again Southampton clear.
    • 33' Kitson does well to release Ward with a pass from near the corner flag - it's cleared by a Southampton shirt and awarded as a goal kick. Should have been a corner for the home side.
    • 32' Lovely moment from Lallana, great feet to skip into some space on the left. His pass central to Lambert gets Southampton on the break, but Lambert's attempt to release Schneiderlin is where the move ends.
    • 31' Richardson concedes a throw with a big header out from the penalty area. Fonte clears when Portsmouth come back forward.
    • 30' First card of the day - Jack Cork goes into the book for a challenge on Kitson.
    • 29' Lawrence tries a cross from the left as Potsmouth explore the other way. Throw-in causes a moment of nerves in the box, ball comes to Norris, who forces a stop from a narrow angle from Davis.
    • 28' Norris, Kitson, then Halford link up on the right for Portsmouth, but Southampton have the right channel covered, and the hosts go backwards.
    • 27' Kitson wins a foul just inside his own half, with da Rocha Fonte holding both the striker's arms back.
    • 26' Curl from Lambert, but not nearly enough power. Henderson catches cleanly.
    • 25' Do Prado wins a free-kick as Halford clips him from behind. This is shooting territory, just left of centre.
    • 24' Do Prado can't win a long ball aimed his way, Pearce gets to the header first and Portsmouth clear their lines.
    • 23' Halford makes a strong challenge to deny Schneiderlin a chance to fire a shot on the edge of the area.
    • 22' Southampton having approximately 56% of the possession so far. Not yet making it count. Chances at a premium.
    • 21' Halford tries a cross from deep on the right - Southampton clear but back Portsmouth come. Ward gets a header to a cross from the other side, but it loops up nicely for Davis to catch.
    • 20' Rocha beaten off the ball by Lambert, who used his body to create the room - but no - it's flagged for a Portsmouth free-kick.
    • 18' Do Prado almost breaks free after some big tackles not far from the edge of the Portsmouth box - but this time the hosts get away with it.
    • 17' End-to-end stuff, as Fox takes a corner for Southampton now, but still a dearth of quality.
    • 16' Davis gets out promptly as Norris makes a nuisance of himself in the box. The ball breaks loose and the Southampton keeper wins a two-horse race between himself and Kitson.
    • 15' Norris tries a cheeky flick towards Kitson, but again it's overhit and without direction. Even game so far, however.
    • 14' Hammond does really well to send in a cross from a tricky position on the right towards Lambert - and the striker makes contact, only to knock the ball over the bar.
    • 13' There was a moment for Portsmouth - ball threaded through for Ward, who wriggles his way into the penalty area, and only a combination of Fox and Hooiveld close out the danger.
    • 12' Noise levels just gone down a touch at Fratton Park.
    • 11' Portsmouth trying to link up and play some quick balls to feet in the middle of the field, but just not happening. Mattock's touch letting him down so far.
    • 10' Ward tries to hold up the ball in advanced position but is swallowed up by several Southampton shirts. The ball comes back to Mattock who tries a pass to Norris which is overhit.
    • 9' Southampton manager Nigel Adkins appears to have settled into his seat a bit. His side just starting to open up.
    • 8' Another corner for Southampton, and half a chance - Do Prado there at the far post when the ball is flicked his way, but under pressure scuffs a shot wide of the mark.
    • 7' Henderson does well to claim the corner at full stretch, and opts for a route one ball forward. Half a chance for Kitson to thread a ball to Norris, but it doesn't come off.
    • 6' Good play from Lallana on the left wing - turns his way past Ward and wins a corner for the visitors.
    • 5' Hooiveld hoofs the ball away to end a couple of good minutes for Portsmouth.
    • 4' Bit of noise for the home side as Portsmouth press and win a throw not far from the byline. Mullins and Halford look to link up from it, but Mullins ends up hitting his return pass straight out of play.
    • 3' The returning Kelvin Davis has the ball in hand for Southampton. Launches a long kick forward. Scrappy stuff so far.
    • 2' Portsmouth clear a hopeful Southampton free kick lumped forward. Kitson gives chase, and does well to win a throw.
    • 1' Southampton kick off. No need for second kits - Southampton in their red and white stripes, Portsmouth in blue.
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    • 13:00 PORTSMOUTH: Henderson, Halford, Rocha, Pearce, Mattock, Ward, Mullins, Thorne, Lawrence, Norris, Kitson - Subs: Ashdown, Mokoena, Futacs, Huseklepp, Mwaruwari - SOUTHAMPTON: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Schneiderlin, Hammond, Cork, Lallana, Do Prado, Lambert - Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Martin, Holmes, De Ridder
    • 12:55 Southampton should be favourites in theory, but they've just gone off the boil a touch - and Portsmouth look as if they're getting into a bit of form. Besides, isn't the form book supposed to go out of the window for a derby?
    • 12:55 Fitting gap in the table, then - 17 points. Latest standings
    • 12:50 Plenty of excitement for the south coast derby - just 17 miles separate these two sides.
    • 12:45 Good afternoon and welcome to live commentary from Fratton Park, where Portsmouth take on Southampton in the Championship!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' CLOSE! Portsmouth smash away a corner as Southampton pressure, the ball comes back into the box where Lambert cracks in a volley which is only narrowly wide.
    • 84' PORTSMOUTH LEVEL! Ward nods home as Norris sends in a high corner. Big header late on, and it was against the run of play. Could we have a dramatic finsih!
    • 81' GREAT STOP HENDERSON! Lambert turns Rocha, plays in Lallana, whose ball for Do Prado is a good one - the striker looks to dink the ball into the corner, but Henderson smothers it well.
    • 63' GOAL! There it is! Southampton ahead through Lambert! A good ball forward from Fox from a set piece, and a strong run and header from close range from Lambert leaves Henderson no chance. Game on!
    • 45+2' CLOSE! Much better curling hit from Halford, but just a whisker high and wide.
    • 42' NORRIS CLOSE! Closest chance of the game so far? Lawrence breaks as a long ball loops up favourably, then holds the ball up to play it across to Norris - his shot from distance is decent, but starting and finishing wide of the far post.
    • 8' Another corner for Southampton, and half a chance - Do Prado there at the far post when the ball is flicked his way, but under pressure scuffs a shot wide of the mark.
    • 13:00 PORTSMOUTH: Henderson, Halford, Rocha, Pearce, Mattock, Ward, Mullins, Thorne, Lawrence, Norris, Kitson - Subs: Ashdown, Mokoena, Futacs, Huseklepp, Mwaruwari - SOUTHAMPTON: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Schneiderlin, Hammond, Cork, Lallana, Do Prado, Lambert - Subs: Bialkowski, Harding, Martin, Holmes, De Ridder

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