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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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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

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe26139438241448
2Rochdale26144841311046
3Burton2613762923646
4Southend26136734221245
5Chesterfield25128537221544
6Fleetwood25142940291144
7Oxford Utd25119535211442
8Newport2410863427738
9Morecambe27107103135-437
10Dag & Red2697103232034
11Plymouth2697102329-634
12Cheltenham268993337-433
13York2771193232032
14Wimbledon2688102729-232
15Exeter2595113134-332
16Hartlepool2687112733-631
17Mansfield2779112736-930
18Accrington2678113138-729
19Bury26610103034-428
20Wycombe2577113034-428
21Portsmouth26610103039-928
22Bristol Rovers2569102226-427
23Torquay2668122740-1326
24Northampton2557131933-1422
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