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Portsmouth 0-0 Gillingham

Goalkeeper Jack Bonham was the hero as Gillingham held Portsmouth to a scoreless draw and denied the hosts a third league win in a row.

Bonham pulled off three good saves at Fratton Park to leave the home crowd frustrated.

The visitors set up to stifle but offered little in the way of attacking threat, while Pompey dominated the ball but lacked any real consistency in the final third.

Gareth Evans' second-minute shot from outside the penalty area had Bonham diving low to turn the ball behind.

Pompey midfielder Ben Close then had a snapshot from Brett Pitman's lay-off, but again Bonham was equal to the challenge.

Gillingham's best effort came through Mikael Ndjoli's left-footed shot from distance, which curled just wide of the left-hand post.

Pompey came closest when Sean Raggett thundered a header off the post from Evans' free-kick and the rebound was scrambled clear.

Another good save from Bonham kept out Ellis Harrison's low drive from 20 yards and Lee Brown's injury-time strike flashed wide.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 3BrownBooked at 32mins
  • 19Harness
  • 4Naylor
  • 33CloseSubstituted forWilliamsat 75'minutes
  • 26EvansSubstituted forCannonat 76'minutes
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forMarquisat 54'minutes
  • 22Harrison

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 7Williams
  • 10Marquis
  • 11Curtis
  • 14Cannon
  • 21McGee
  • 38Haunstrup

Gillingham

  • 1Bonham
  • 27TuckerBooked at 85mins
  • 5EhmerBooked at 36mins
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 24O'Connor
  • 10NdjoliSubstituted forMandronat 80'minutes
  • 4O'KeefeBooked at 45mins
  • 14JonesBooked at 74mins
  • 18ByrneBooked at 58mins
  • 23JakubiakSubstituted forMarshallat 76'minutes
  • 7HanlanSubstituted forHodsonat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Hodson
  • 9Mandron
  • 11Charles-Cook
  • 17Pringle
  • 19Marshall
  • 21Walsh
  • 22Lee
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
18,036

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamGillingham
Possession
Home69%
Away31%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Gillingham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Gillingham 0.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Lee Hodson replaces Brandon Hanlan.

Attempt missed. Stuart O'Keefe (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham).

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Mark Marshall (Gillingham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Mikael Mandron (Gillingham).

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth).

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marcus Harness.

Foul by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Marshall.

Booking

Jack Tucker (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Tucker (Gillingham).

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Corner, Gillingham. Conceded by James Bolton.

Attempt saved. Brandon Hanlan (Gillingham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Byrne.

Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thomas O'Connor (Gillingham).

Foul by James Bolton (Portsmouth).

Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mikael Mandron replaces Mikael Ndjoli.

Foul by Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth).

Mark Byrne (Gillingham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

Substitution

Substitution, Gillingham. Mark Marshall replaces Alex Jakubiak.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andrew Cannon replaces Gareth Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Williams replaces Ben Close.

Booking

Alfie Jones (Gillingham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Byrne.

Attempt missed. Lee Brown (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich118302151627
2Wycombe126512113823
3Peterborough1263328151321
4Bristol Rovers126331512321
5Fleetwood116232014620
6Blackpool135531715220
7Coventry115511614220
8Oxford Utd1354427171019
9Sunderland115421614219
10Rotherham115331810818
11Doncaster114431313016
12Lincoln City135171719-216
13Shrewsbury114431013-316
14Burton10433149515
15Gillingham123541714314
16Portsmouth103431211113
17Rochdale123451421-713
18MK Dons124081219-712
19Accrington122551521-611
20Wimbledon132381824-69
21Tranmere112361521-69
22Southend1211101332-194
23Bolton10046225-23-8
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