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Portsmouth 1-1 Walsall

Brett Pitman scored a late penalty to save a point for Portsmouth in a 1-1 draw with Walsall at Fratton Park.

The away team took the lead two minutes after half-time when Luke Leahy was able to slot home a James Wilson cross.

The lead was cancelled out when Pitman's powerful penalty beat the outstretching arms of Mark Gillespie.

Walsall captain Adam Chambers was lucky to stay on the pitch after his reckless tackle on Portsmouth's Adam May in the second minute and had the home fans calling for a red card.

Referee Brett Huxtable disagreed and only awarded a yellow. Both teams were attacking but both failed to break the deadlock.

Walsall could have taken an early lead but Leahy saw his 30-yard powerful shot fly wide of the goal.

Pompey had to wait until the 31st minute for their best effort of the first half.

The home side could have won it in the dying moments but Pitman failed to get his chance on target, sending the ball just over.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McGee
  • 25TalbotSubstituted forBennettat 36'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 16Whatmough
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 30May
  • 4Rose
  • 26Evans
  • 22NaismithSubstituted forKabambaat 65'minutes
  • 10LalkovicSubstituted forMainat 66'minutes
  • 8PitmanBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 14Main
  • 15Kabamba
  • 19Chaplin
  • 23Bennett
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass

Walsall

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Gillespie
  • 6DevlinBooked at 63mins
  • 5GuthrieBooked at 55mins
  • 23Donnellan
  • 14Wilson
  • 3Leahy
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forCuvelierat 69'minutes
  • 7ChambersBooked at 3mins
  • 2Edwards
  • 20BakayokoBooked at 67minsSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 10Oztumer

Substitutes

  • 8Cuvelier
  • 9Jackson
  • 13Roberts
  • 15Kinsella
  • 24Roberts
  • 25Kouhyar
  • 36Candlin
Referee:
Brett Huxtable
Attendance:
17,198

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWalsall
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Walsall 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Walsall 1.

  3. Post update

    Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Florent Cuvelier (Walsall).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Booking

    Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

  10. Post update

    Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth).

  13. Post update

    Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Adam May (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Devlin (Walsall).

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam May (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke Leahy.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Walsall. Simeon Jackson replaces Amadou Bakayoko.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Chambers (Walsall) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan33007169
2Peterborough33008359
3Fleetwood33005059
4Shrewsbury33005239
5Oxford Utd32015146
6Charlton32015326
7Bradford32013216
8Doncaster31206425
9Scunthorpe31203215
10Plymouth31114314
11Blackpool31115504
12Walsall31113304
13Portsmouth311134-14
14Southend311137-44
15Rotherham31026423
16MK Dons310212-13
17Blackburn310235-23
18Bristol Rovers310247-33
19Bury310247-33
20Gillingham301202-21
21Rochdale301236-31
22Wimbledon301214-31
23Northampton300316-50
24Oldham300316-50
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