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Portsmouth 1-1 Carlisle United

Promotion hopefuls Portsmouth opened their season with a frustrating draw at home to 10-man Carlisle.

Former MK Dons midfielder Carl Baker rescued a point for Pompey with a debut goal to cancel out Reggie Lambe's opener for the Cumbrians, who had Jamie Devitt sent off before half-time.

Portsmouth started the brighter, with summer signing Milan Lalkovic forcing Carlisle goalkeeper Mark Gillespie into a good save just five minutes in.

But five minutes later the away side took the lead. A neat through-ball from Mike Jones was latched onto by Lambe, who calmly slotted past David Forde.

Carlisle were reduced to 10 men just before the half-hour mark when Devitt was shown a second yellow card for a tug on Gary Roberts.

Just before the break, Portsmouth levelled through Baker, who drilled a low shot past Gillespie.

Michael Smith missed an open goal early in the second half for the home side, before Roberts and substitute Kyle Bennett were both wasteful late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 25Talbot
  • 6Burgess
  • 16Whatmough
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 4RoseSubstituted forHuntat 82'minutes
  • 7Baker
  • 11Roberts
  • 10LalkovicSubstituted forBennettat 69'minutes
  • 9SmithSubstituted forChaplinat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 14Main
  • 15Barton
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Hunt
  • 23Bennett
  • 35Bass

Carlisle

  • 1GillespieBooked at 73mins
  • 23Miller
  • 5Raynes
  • 12Gillesphey
  • 3Grainger
  • 7KennedySubstituted forAtkinsonat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 17DevittBooked at 28mins
  • 10Adams
  • 19LambeSubstituted forJoyceat 58'minutes
  • 20MillerSubstituted forEllisat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Atkinson
  • 4Joyce
  • 6Ellis
  • 9Wyke
  • 16Penn
  • 21Brough
  • 22Crocombe
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
17,570

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home23
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Carlisle United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Carlisle United 1.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Atkinson replaces Jason Kennedy.

Carl Baker (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Carlisle United).

Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

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

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Noel Hunt replaces Danny Rose.

Carl Baker (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Danny Rose (Portsmouth) hits the left post with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Booking

Mark Gillespie (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Mark Ellis replaces Shaun Miller.

Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Michael Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kyle Bennett replaces Milan Lalkovic.

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Gillespie.

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Joyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. Luke Joyce replaces Reggie Lambe.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Miller.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Shaun Miller (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton11003033
2Blackpool11002023
3Grimsby11002023
4Yeovil11002023
5Accrington11003213
6Mansfield11003213
7Crewe11002113
8Crawley11001013
9Barnet10101101
10Cambridge10101101
11Carlisle10101101
12Cheltenham10101101
13Colchester10101101
14Hartlepool10101101
15Leyton Orient10101101
16Portsmouth10101101
17Doncaster100123-10
18Newport100123-10
19Stevenage100112-10
20Wycombe100101-10
21Exeter100102-20
22Morecambe100102-20
23Notts County100102-20
24Plymouth100103-30
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