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Portsmouth 0-0 Cheltenham Town

Portsmouth and Cheltenham shared a point in a goalless League Two draw.

Jake Jervis wasted Pompey's best first-half chance after he lashed his shot badly wide of the far post.

Pompey keeper Trevor Carson smothered Jermaine McGlashan's effort while Ashley Vincent hit a stunning strike against the Pompey post from 20 yards.

Wes Fogden's close-range effort squirmed wide of the Cheltenham post, before Ricky Holmes's strike was deflected tantalisingly across goal.

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought we should have won the game although we were fairly wasteful in the final third.

"We finished the game with three wingers and two fresh strikers on the pitch so I don't think I could have done anymore.

"Scoring goals is what people come to watch football matches for...the clean sheet record now is excellent but the goal scoring needs to be improved."

Cheltenham Town manager Mark Yates told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

"It's a tough place to come, and I think we can be reasonably happy with our performance and another good point.

"I'm quite happy with the way they worked. I thought we were never in danger of losing the game.

"It was a test for the players in a sense that it was a full house with a bit of noise. It was something different to what we're used to, but they've got some good players and we stood up to them."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 40Carson
  • 5Devera
  • 17Shorey
  • 19FogdenBooked at 77mins
  • 3N'Gala
  • 26Chorley
  • 35J Wallace
  • 29DiagouragaBooked at 82mins
  • 32JervisSubstituted forTaylorat 68'minutes
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forAgyemangat 83'minutes
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 8Padovani
  • 14Painter
  • 20Taylor
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon

Cheltenham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Brown
  • 28Ihiekwe
  • 20Jombati
  • 14Richards
  • 5Brown
  • 6Elliott
  • 11McGlashan
  • 8DeeringSubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 9Harrison
  • 10Gornell
  • 21VincentSubstituted forKotwicaat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Taylor
  • 7Cureton
  • 12Roberts
  • 19Kotwica
  • 22Braham-Barrett
  • 25Noble
  • 32Brundle
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
17,254

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCheltenham
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Cheltenham Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

  4. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Ihiekwe.

  5. Post update

    Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

  7. Post update

    Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Byron Harrison (Cheltenham Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Cheltenham Town. Jason Taylor replaces Sam Deering.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

  11. Post update

    (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Steve Elliott.

  13. Post update

    Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jermaine McGlashan (Cheltenham Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Terry Gornell (Cheltenham Town).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Michael Drennan.

  18. Booking

    Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Sam Deering (Cheltenham Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield351711756332362
2Scunthorpe351516454351961
3Rochdale34187953361761
4Burton35161184035559
5Fleetwood351761249391057
6Oxford Utd351413847331455
7Southend351311114234850
8Plymouth34139123938148
9York351113114138346
10Hartlepool35129144040045
11Newport331111114242044
12Cheltenham341013113945-643
13Morecambe341110133848-1043
14Bristol Rovers341012123334-142
15Dag & Red341012124143-242
16Wimbledon35119153440-642
17Mansfield351012133648-1242
18Wycombe341011133841-341
19Portsmouth35914123748-1141
20Bury33913113838040
21Exeter351010154147-640
22Accrington341010143945-640
23Northampton34810162844-1634
24Torquay3479183152-2130
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