Ryan Taylor scored on his home debut for Portsmouth to rescue a draw against Mansfield in League Two.

The visitors could have opened the scoring early on as James Jennings curled a free-kick narrowly wide.

But they took the lead six minutes into the second half when Lee Stevenson executed a superb overhead kick.

Ross Dyer could have doubled the lead but hit the post, and so did David Connolly for Pompey, but Taylor raced through and slotted home the equaliser.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth boss Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I was pleased with 80% of the performance, we should have won the game, we had the most chances, we were by far the better team in my opinion.

"I'm aware that it's frustrating, it's frustrating for everybody and in an ideal world we'd win the game.

"I thought David [Connolly] was excellent, he did exactly what we asked him to do. He looked bright, he looked sharp. He was influential when he came on. Can we throw him out there week in, week out for 90 minutes? Probably not, but we have to use him for what we can."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei
  • 14 Painter
  • 17 Shorey
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Bradley
  • 16 Ferry (Racon - 50' )
  • 19 Fogden (Jervis - 68' )
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 20 Taylor
  • 35 Wallace (Connolly - 68' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 07 Barcham
  • 09 Connolly
  • 13 Ertl
  • 31 Racon
  • 32 Jervis

Mansfield Town

  • 01 Marriott
  • 28 Westlake
  • 16 Jennings
  • 12 Tafazolli Booked
  • 04 Dempster
  • 02 Sutton
  • 10 Stevenson (Daniel - 75' )
  • 13 Howell Booked
  • 15 Dyer (Meikle - 75' )
  • 09 Rhead (McGuire - 87' )
  • 19 Clements

Substitutes

  • 06 Riley
  • 17 Beevers
  • 20 Meikle
  • 22 Deakin
  • 23 McGuire
  • 30 Daniel
  • 36 Palmer
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 14,686

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

2 2

Corners

9 3

Fouls

5 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1.

90:00 +4:34 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1.

90:00 +4:09

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

89:30

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

86:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie McGuire replaces Matthew Rhead.

85:51

Attempt missed. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

85:16

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony Howell.

83:29

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

77:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Connolly.

76:05

Attempt saved. David Connolly (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

74:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Lee Stevenson.

74:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ross Dyer.

70:23

Ross Dyer (Mansfield Town) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

67:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jake Jervis replaces Wes Fogden.

67:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. David Connolly replaces Jed Wallace.

62:07

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

60:37

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

58:15

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

55:39 Booking

Booking Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

55:33

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:33

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

51:12

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:12

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

50:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 1. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by James Jennings.

49:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Therry Racon replaces Simon Ferry because of an injury.

48:00

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 0.

45:00 +1:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 0.

44:48

Attempt missed. Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

43:09

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

43:09

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:12

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

39:37

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:37

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

36:22

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

36:22

Chris Clements (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:50

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

34:22

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

34:22

Matthew Rhead (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:40

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

30:40

Simon Ferry (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

30:40

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

29:33

Attempt saved. Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

28:35

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

28:35

Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

27:53 Booking

Booking Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town) is shown the yellow card.

27:42

Simon Ferry (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

27:42

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

26:56

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John Dempster.

24:00

Foul by Darryl Westlake (Mansfield Town).

24:00

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:49

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

18:47

Foul by John Dempster (Mansfield Town).

18:47

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:57

Attempt missed. John Dempster (Mansfield Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.

14:30

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Joe Devera.

11:48

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by John Dempster.

10:59

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

8:41

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

8:41

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

6:52

Attempt missed. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

6:25

Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:25

Foul by Lee Stevenson (Mansfield Town).

2:22

Attempt missed. James Jennings (Mansfield Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

1:37

Ross Dyer (Mansfield Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:37

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

1:00

Foul by Ryan Tafazolli (Mansfield Town).

1:00

Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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