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Portsmouth 1-1 Shrewsbury Town

Brett Pitman came off the bench to save Portsmouth from defeat with a late penalty to earn his side a draw with Shrewsbury at Fratton Park.

The visitors were on top for the majority of the game and took the lead through Greg Docherty, only to have their first win of the season snatched away from them.

Shrewsbury had a number of chances and could have taken the lead via Lenell John-Lewis, who headed just over the bar from a Shaun Whalley corner.

Portsmouth came alive in the second half and Gareth Evans came close to giving them the lead but his header was met by an excellent Joel Coleman save.

But it was Docherty who broke the deadlock when he took advantage of a Christian Burgess defensive blunder to stroke home with his first touch of the game.

However, Pompey's Jamal Lowe was tripped by Omar Beckles in the box, leaving Pitman to step up and fire his effort past Coleman in the 87th minute.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 20Thompson
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Brown
  • 7Naylor
  • 32ThompsonSubstituted forCloseat 45'minutes
  • 10Lowe
  • 26Evans
  • 37GreenSubstituted forWheelerat 45'minutes
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forPitmanat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGee
  • 4Rose
  • 8Pitman
  • 14Mason
  • 22Wheeler
  • 33Close
  • 38Haunstrup

Shrewsbury

  • 1Coleman
  • 2Emmanuel
  • 5Sadler
  • 22Waterfall
  • 6Beckles
  • 42Grant
  • 28LaurentSubstituted forDochertyat 73'minutes
  • 29Norburn
  • 7Whalley
  • 14John-LewisSubstituted forAmadi-Hollowayat 67'minutes
  • 18Gilliead

Substitutes

  • 3Haynes
  • 8Docherty
  • 12Okenabirhie
  • 20Amadi-Holloway
  • 23Colkett
  • 27Sears
  • 31Gregory
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
17,634

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Shrewsbury Town 1.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town).

Foul by Brett Pitman (Portsmouth).

Joshua Emmanuel (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Shrewsbury Town 1. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty Portsmouth. Nathan Thompson draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Alex Gilliead (Shrewsbury Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Hand ball by Aaron Amadi-Holloway (Shrewsbury Town).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Shrewsbury Town 1. Greg Docherty (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Greg Docherty replaces Josh Laurent.

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Nathan Thompson.

Oliver Norburn (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Brown (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Oliver Hawkins.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Aaron Amadi-Holloway replaces Lenell John-Lewis.

Attempt missed. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Luke Waterfall (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joel Coleman.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Josh Laurent.

Delay in match Anthony Grant (Shrewsbury Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterborough76101971219
2Portsmouth7520134917
3Barnsley74301541115
4Sunderland7430146815
5Walsall7430116515
6Fleetwood7331125712
7Doncaster733195412
8Charlton732298111
9Blackpool724175210
10Accrington724199010
11Luton7223910-18
12Wimbledon722348-48
13Rochdale72231016-68
14Gillingham7214911-27
15Southend7214911-27
16Burton7214810-27
17Scunthorpe7142916-77
18Wycombe7133711-46
19Bradford7205611-56
20Bristol Rovers712469-35
21Coventry612336-35
22Shrewsbury704358-34
23Oxford Utd6114715-84
24Plymouth7034413-93
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