Vital Football

Madrid, Juva, Not Pompey

Madrid, Juva, Not Pompey


THE RUN GOES ON

The Arsenal left Fratton park with just the one point instead of their usual three tonight, Pompey falling foul to the third world-class goal in a week.

The expected line-up changes never occurred, Redknapp fielding the same team again, a decision vindicated by the immense performance of Linvoy Primus at the heart of defence.
Pompey started bright enough without a worthwhile effort at goal, but just after the half-hour they shot themselves in the foot for the second time in a week, this time Sean Davis losing the ball near the edge of the area, and the one man you don’t want the ball landing to is Henry, he still had plenty to do but smashed the ball in from the edge of the area. Arsenal could of added to their tally as the half drew to a close, but Adebayor missed a sitter from Henrys cross. The closest Pompey came was Benjani’s snap shot from a superb D’Allesandro cross.

After a long spell of treatment to Sol Campbell the second half got under way, Pompey still probing without really threatening Lehmann, and Adebayor missing another easy headed chance.
This time Pompey made Arsenal pay, D’Allesandro whipped in a cracking cross from the right and Lua Lua did the rest, with his fourth goal in four. This was to be his last contribution as he twisted an ankle doing his flips, as Todorov had just entered the fray in place of Benjani (who had another much improved game) Hughes came on to shore up the midfield. The rest of the game was all about containment, and Pompey held off a late push for the points by Arsenal for a superb point.

Special credit must be given to Linvoy Primus who won almost everything at the back, and the full-back duo of Priske and Taylor who defended and bombed forward all game with energy and verve, and Mendes who tackled fiendishly in midfield and still found time for a couple of his long-range bombs at goal.

Roll on the Boro’!

Play up Pompey

Paul

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday April 13 2006
Time: 11:20AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
great result werent it [Edited by lmatthews]
lmatthews
13/04/2006 19:40:00
0
solid performance from Pompey, although a helping hand from Adebayor did you a few favours. Hope you lot stay up though
Rocky7
13/04/2006 20:02:00
0
cheers rocky and yes he missed some sitters!
lmatthews
13/04/2006 20:54:00
0
i dont rate that adebayor. good result for ppmpey every point is important know. Unlucky with the foot lua lua.
mattyjones
16/04/2006 10:08:00
0
yer shame he was out sat as well
lmatthews
16/04/2006 14:20:00
0
Unlucky or plain stupid?
FEn_100
18/04/2006 15:30:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Hartlepool (a) - Safety first!

A win at Wimbledon made sure of a play-offs place. Technically we can finish in the top 3 but this would require an unlikely set of results from too many clubs wouldn't it?

On this day in history...29th April

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 29th April.

Match Day Officials v Hartlepool (30/4/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Hartlepool United this weekend.

Can we do it? The run-in! Update #5

FrattonBlue recently looked at games Northampton, Oxford, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth, Accrington, Wycombe & Pompey had and asked 'can we do it?' (Promotion now!) Here's the latest update!

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Wimbledon MotM
Suggested By: VitalPompey
Jones3%
Stevens0%
Barton9%
Burgess12%
Freeman0%
Doyle0%
Hollands45%
Naismith0%
Roberts22%
Evans3%
Smith6%
Sub - Murphy0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 44 27 12 5 93 33
2 Accrington 44 23 12 9 81 25
3 Oxford 44 22 14 8 80 38
4 Bristol Rovers 44 24 7 13 79 27
5 Plymouth 44 23 8 13 77 21
6 Portsmouth 44 20 15 9 75 30
7 Wimbledon 44 20 11 13 71 13
8 Cambridge 44 18 12 14 66 11
9 Wycombe 44 17 13 14 64 5
10 Carlisle 44 16 16 12 64 2
11 Mansfield 44 17 12 15 63 9
12 Exeter 44 17 12 15 63 1
13 Luton 44 18 9 17 63 1
14 Leyton Orient 44 17 12 15 63 -3
15 Barnet 44 16 11 17 59 -3
16 Hartlepool 44 15 6 23 51 -16
17 Notts County 44 13 9 22 48 -25
18 Crawley 44 13 8 23 47 -27
19 Stevenage 44 11 13 20 46 -15
20 Yeovil 44 10 15 19 45 -16
21 Morecambe 44 12 8 24 44 -22
22 Newport 44 10 13 21 43 -19
R York 44 7 12 25 33 -33
R Dag & Red 44 7 10 27 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (a)
Sky Bet League Two
May 7 2016 3:00PM : Northampton Town (H)
Sky Bet League Two

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug61
2.storagematt41
3.FrattonBlue35
4.Copnor4330
5.mslorna4827
6.Emsworthianblue19
7.Jimsmithswig15
8.russellm10
9.PFCblue9
10.steaming8