League Two
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Portsmouth 1-1 Mansfield Town

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.

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Richie Barker

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Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 14Painter
  • 17Shorey
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 16FerrySubstituted forRaconat 50'minutes
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forJervisat 68'minutes
  • 23Agyemang
  • 20Taylor
  • 35WallaceSubstituted forConnollyat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 3N'Gala
  • 7Barcham
  • 9Connolly
  • 13Ertl
  • 31Racon
  • 32Jervis

Mansfield

  • 1Marriott
  • 28Westlake
  • 16Jennings
  • 12TafazolliBooked at 28mins
  • 4Dempster
  • 2Sutton
  • 10StevensonSubstituted forDanielat 75'minutes
  • 13HowellBooked at 56mins
  • 15DyerSubstituted forMeikleat 75'minutes
  • 9RheadSubstituted forMcGuireat 87'minutes
  • 19Clements

Substitutes

  • 6Riley
  • 17Beevers
  • 20Meikle
  • 22Deakin
  • 23McGuire
  • 30Daniel
  • 36Palmer
Referee:
Darren Sheldrake
Attendance:
14,686

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMansfield
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Mansfield Town 1.

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ritchie Sutton.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Jamie McGuire replaces Matthew Rhead.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony Howell.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

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.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Colin Daniel replaces Lee Stevenson.

Substitution

Substitution, Mansfield Town. Lindon Meikle replaces Ross Dyer.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jake Jervis replaces Wes Fogden.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. David Connolly replaces Jed Wallace.

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

Corner, Mansfield Town. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Tafazolli.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Anthony Howell (Mansfield Town).

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

Foul by Ritchie Sutton (Mansfield Town).

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.

Substitution

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

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Mansfield Town 0.

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

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

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

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

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

Foul by Chris Clements (Mansfield Town).

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

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

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

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Darryl Westlake.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Scunthorpe2613941448
2Rochdale2614481046
3Burton261376646
4Southend2613671245
5Chesterfield2512851544
6Fleetwood2514291144
7Oxford Utd2511951442
8Newport241086738
9Morecambe2710710-437
10Dag & Red269710034
11Plymouth269710-634
12Cheltenham26899-433
13York277119032
14Wimbledon268810-232
15Exeter259511-332
16Hartlepool268711-631
17Mansfield277911-930
18Accrington267811-729
19Bury2661010-428
20Wycombe257711-428
21Portsmouth2661010-928
22Bristol Rovers256910-427
23Torquay266812-1326
24Northampton255713-1422
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