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05 May 2018 Venue Fratton Park Attendance

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Portsmouth v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to the final game of the season

4 May 2018

Posh conclude their Sky Bet League One campaign at Fratton Park on Saturday evening

Peterborough United conclude their Sky Bet League One campaign at Fratton Park against Portsmouth on Saturday evening (5.30pm) knowing that a victory would see the club finish in eighth place in the division.

Both sides will be disappointed that there is nothing riding on the contest in terms of the play-offs, but with a big crowd expected, Kenny Jackett and Steve Evans will be keen to finish with a flourish. Posh go into the game on the back of a comfortable 2-0 victory over Fleetwood Town where Jack Marriott took his season tally to 33.

TEAM NEWS

Ryan Tafazolli, Junior Morias and Alex Penny will not be involved due to injury but goalkeeper Conor O’Malley is expected to travel after a muscular problem. Marcus Maddison came through the win against Fleetwood without any problem after a spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Goalkeeper Alex Bass has been ruled out for Portsmouth, who could make changes to their side for the final game of the campaign. Former Posh players Luke McGee and Christian Burgess could be involved while Brett Pitman will be desperate to add to his goal tally.

FROM THE MANAGER

“Portsmouth are the biggest club in the division for me. I have not taken a side to Fratton Park before and I am looking forward to it. It will be a big crowd, a big atmosphere and a real test for my players. I want to win the game and finish as high as we possibly can and I want to get the three points for the 550+ Posh fans making the trip,” Steve Evans said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“There is a chance to change things but my main priority is being as strong as we can and trying to play well. With making big changes and putting in lots of young players, sometimes they need two or three games to settle in – and my focus is to do well in this particular match. There are players who have looked a little bit out on their feet and lacking energy, maybe they do need a rest this weekend But it’s about the balance of the two and picking a side we feel can win tomorrow,” Kenny Jackett said.

TICKET NEWS

Posh have sold just over 550 tickets for the game and no tickets will be sold on the day of the game. The football club would like to thank supporters for their wonderful backing.

GOLDEN BOOT

Jack Marriott is in pole position to win the Sky Bet League One Golden Boot and if he does, he will be presented with it following the game. His closest challenger is Pompey striker Brett Pitman.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is John Busby.

MINUTE’S APPLAUSE

There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off to celebrate the lives of all of the Portsmouth fans who have lost their lives during this season.

 

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Posh Suffer Final Day Defeat

Portsmouth win final day clash at Fratton Park.

5 May 2018

Leonardo Da Silva Lopes in action against Portsmouth Joe Dent / theposh.com
Leonardo Da Silva Lopes in action against Portsmouth

Jack Marriott wins the Golden Boot on a day that Posh slip to 2-0 defeat to Portsmouth.

Peterborough United suffered a 2-0 defeat to Portsmouth on the final day of the Sky Bet League One campaign to finish ninth in the table, Brett Pitman scoring twice to condemn Steve Evans’ men to the loss at Fratton Park.

Ben Close had the first effort of the game but his left-footed strike cleared the crossbar from 25-yards. Brett Pitman had his first chance to close the gap on Jack Marriott in the race for the League One Golden Boot on seven minutes, but after cutting inside Shephard, he saw his tame shot saved by the legs of Jonathan Bond.

Bass made his first save albeit at the second attempt to keep out a well struck Marcus Maddison free-kick from long-range on 10 minutes after Cooper was barged into by Burgess. The deadlock was broken on 12 minutes, a corner kick was met by the stooping Brett PITMAN who moved four goals behind Marriott in the goal-scoring charts in League One as a result.

Maddison saw a long-range effort clear the crossbar on 17 minutes after he was picked out in a bit of space in midfield. Bond was brave to dash from his line to smother at the feet of Pitman on 19 minutes as the front man again exposed some space in behind the Posh back-line.

Pitman had another go on 22 minutes, his side-foot lob clearing the bar from just outside of the penalty area. The home side doubled the lead on 25 minutes and it was PITMAN again, this time from a yard to tap home Lowe’s shot across goal.

Maddison saw a low effort roll just past the far post on 28 minutes after linking well with Cooper on the right hand side of the Posh midfield. Pitman squandered a fine chance to complete his hat-trick on 34 minutes after Clarke used his power and muscle to protect an aerial ball in front of goalkeeper Bond – the former Bournemouth man firing over on the volley.

Pitman was denied a hat-trick by a fine stop from Bond on 42 minutes after yet again being afforded acres of room to take a touch and have a strike. One minute of added time was indicated by the fourth official before referee Mr Busby brought an end to a first half that the home side were in control of for large periods.

Posh made a double change at the break with Danny Lloyd and Joe Ward replacing Kanu and Cooper in attack. Thompson was rightly cautioned for a late challenge on Edwards on 53 minutes and on another day he could have easily received red for a physical lunge on the Welshman.

Hughes saw a looping header gathered by Bass before Pompey introduced Matt Kennedy from the bench to replace Naismith. Bond was well placed to claim a header from Pitman on 76 minutes as the game entered the final quarter. Pitman then saw a curling effort go wide of the far post after Evans nodded a loose ball into his path.

Bass was called upon to deny substitute Lloyd on 85 minutes as the former Stockport man cut inside onto his favoured left-foot on the edge of the box.

Portsmouth: Bass, Clarke, Burgess, O’Keefe, Pitman, Lowe, Thompson, Naismith (sub Kennedy 75min), Evans, Close, Haunstrup. Unused subs: McGee, Hawkins, Ronan, Donohue, Chaplin, May.

 

Posh: Bond, Shephard, Hughes, Baldwin, Edwards, Maddison, Da Silva Lopes, Kanu (sub Lloyd 46min), Taylor, Cooper (sub Ward 46min), Grant. Unused subs: Tyler, Forrester, Marriott, Doughty, Anderson.

 

Half-time: Portsmouth 2-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Portsmouth 2-0 Peterborough United
Attendance: 18,118 (598 Posh fan

 

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