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Portsmouth grind out “tough” win to keep promotion in sight

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA5 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett claims his side “had to work” for what he thought was “a hard-fought” 2-0 Sky Bet League One win at Shrewsbury.Goals from Ben Close and Brett Pitman delivered maximum points for Pompey ahead of next weekend’s Checkatrade Trophy final against Sunderland at Wembley.Jackett said. “It’s not easy to win games of football. ...Full Story »

Cooper hails Forest Green’s fight in victory at Port Vale

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA5 hits

Forest Green manager Mark Cooper was pleased with the way his promotion-hopefuls battled to victory in a 2-0 away win at Port Vale.Midfielder Reece Brown struck a double in the final 21 minutes as Rovers earned a priceless three points in Staffordshire, a result which sees them sitting sixth in the fourth-tier.Cooper said: “When you’re up near the top of the league you have to stand ...Full Story »

Close and Pitman keep Portsmouth in the promotion hunt

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA5 hits

Promotion-chasing Portsmouth climbed to third in Sky Bet League One with a 2-0 victory at relegation-threatened Shrewsbury.Ben Close and Brett Pitman were on target at New Meadow to keep Pompey within sight of second-placed Barnsley against a Shrews side just a point clear of the bottom four.The home side started brightly, with Shaun Whalley’s shot producing a fine save from former Town go...Full Story »

Brown’s double gives Forest Green victory at Port Vale

Posted Sunday, March 24, 2019 by PA5 hits

Reece Brown’s second-half brace earned play-off hopefuls Forest Green a 2-0 win at Port Vale.Rovers goalkeeper Lewis Ward was twice called into action early on, producing a double save to deny Vale pair Cristian Montano and Ricky Miller.Forward Christian Doidge later flashed his effort just wide of the post from close-range for the visitors following Brown’s cross from the right.On t...Full Story »

Portugal 0 Ukraine 0: Ronaldo's comeback falls flat

Posted Saturday, March 23, 2019 by Goal.com22 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to international action on Friday, but he could not inspire Portugal to a win against Ukraine.   Cristiano Ronaldo was frustrated on his return to international duty as Portugal were held to a 0-0 draw by Ukraine in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier. Having not featured for Portugal since their defeat to Uruguay at World Cup 2018, Ronaldo was back for Friday'...Full Story »

J-WOW FELIX Man City set to beat Man Utd to £105m Joao Felix as Portuguese whizkid wanted in transfer tussle with Real Madrid and Juventus

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by hits

PEP GUARDIOLA is set to win the £105million race for Portuguese whizkid Joao Felix. Manchester City are in a four-way scramble with neighbours Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus over Benfica’s 19-year-old attacking midfielder. Joao Felix has been training with the Portugal squad ahead of their first Euro 2020 qualifier Baby-faced Joao Felix is yet to receive his first Port...Full Story »

Ricketts and Shrewsbury preparing for Portsmouth clash

Posted Friday, March 22, 2019 by PA13 hits

Shrewsbury manager Sam Ricketts is expected to consider changing a winning XI when they host Portsmouth in League One.They overcame Wycombe but struggled to convince, requiring a stoppage-time penalty for all three points.Greg Docherty and Fejiri Okenabirhie are pushing to start having featured as substitutes, while Omar Beckles is expected to, having come off the bench to score their ...Full Story »

Port Vale to monitor Tom Pope ahead of Forest Green clash

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 by PA14 hits

Port Vale are monitoring the fitness of captain and top scorer Tom Pope on a daily basis ahead of their Sky Bet League Two clash with Forest Green.Pope sustained a knee injury in the goalless draw with Notts County on March 2 and has been missing since.In his absence the Valiants have registered two wins and a draw, in the process scoring five goals, to prove they can flourish without their most...Full Story »

Messi: I've never had rival supporters cheer me like this before

Posted Monday, March 18, 2019 by Marca.com53 hits

Real Betis were on the receiving end of another Lionel Messi masterclass, with the Argentine scoring a memorable hat-trick, and the Barcelona captain admitted that his team couldn't afford to falter after Atletico Madrid's defeat on Saturday. The weekend's results leave the Catalan giants 10 points clear of the chasing pack at the top of LaLiga Santander, with the chances for a dramatic colla...Full Story »

Swindon boss Wellens: Our forwards let us down in Port Vale stalemate

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA9 hits

Swindon manager Richie Wellens turned on his misfiring forwards after his side slugged out a drab goalless draw at home to Port Vale.Swindon’s faint play-off hopes suffered a setback as the entire first half passed by without a shot on target for either side. Wellens said: “We played some good football, but just over-hit the last pass. You look at them in the second half, they’...Full Story »

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett will not give up on top two finish

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA11 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has not given up on automatic promotion after his side’s 2-0 win at home to Scunthorpe.Pompey closed the gap on the top two to four points thanks to goals from Omar Bogle and Jamal Lowe.Jackett said: “We have to keep the pressure on, there are 24 more points to play for and a lot can happen in those points. “We have to keep believing and keep go...Full Story »

Swindon held in goalless stalemate by Port Vale

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA7 hits

Swindon’s faint play-off hopes suffered a setback as the Robins and Port Vale played out a turgid goalless League Two draw at the County Ground.The entire first half passed by without a single shot on target for either side. Swindon did manage four attempts but none have them came close to troubling Scott Brown in the Port Vale goal.Theo Robinson’s Paolo Di Canio-style volley from ra...Full Story »

Omar Bogle finds his shooting boots for Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, March 17, 2019 by PA7 hits

Omar Bogle changed his boots at half-time and fired Portsmouth to a 2-0 win against Scunthorpe.Pompey had the best of the first-half chances, with Lee Brown firing wide from 30 yards before Jamal Lowe sent a curling effort over the crossbar shortly afterwards.Tony McMahon had the Iron’s first shot on target after 18 minutes but it was easily saved by Craig McGillivray.Lowe was then thwarte...Full Story »

Cheltenham boss Michael Duff lambasts referee after Newport loss

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 by PA10 hits

Cheltenham manager Michael Duff hit out at referee Lee Swabey after watching his side lose 1-0 at Newport.A drab first-half ended goalless before the game sprung to life nine minutes into the second period.Jamille Matt flicked Regan Poole’s long free-kick into the path of Padraig Amond, who lifted the ball over Cheltenham goalkeeper Scott Flinders.Robins defender Chris Hussey raced back to...Full Story »

Chris Hussey own goal helps Newport edge past Cheltenham

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2019 by PA9 hits

Cheltenham defender Chris Hussey scored an own goal to hand Newport a valuable 1-0 victory and boost their Sky Bet League Two play-off chances.The Robins defender headed the ball into the back of his own net in the 54th minute to help Mike Flynn’s men cut the gap on the top seven to five points.Cheltenham forward Billy Waters went closest in a first-half bereft of clear chances when he for...Full Story »

Fulham vs Liverpool - Fulham report no new injuries for Liverpool clash

Posted Friday, March 15, 2019 by PA35 hits

Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker has no new injury concerns ahead of Sunday’s Premier League visit of Liverpool. The Whites, struggling in the relegation zone, will still be without a trio of players although Andre Schurrle is training again after a virus. Defender Alfie Mawson (knee) remains absent as does goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli after surgery on his own knee issue. Liverpool ...Full Story »

Potter offers Celina moral support after embarrassing penalty miss

Posted Thursday, March 14, 2019 by PA9 hits

Swansea manager Graham Potter has backed Bersant Celina to bounce back from his penalty nightmare following the 3-0 Sky Bet Championship defeat at West Brom.The Swans were trailing to a 19th-minute goal from Chris Brunt when Celina slipped while taking a 40th-minute penalty, resulting in him sending the ball two yards sideways.Potter, whose side then conceded further goals from Mason Holgat...Full Story »

Michael Flynn believes Newport’s play-off hopes are over

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA9 hits

Newport manager Michael Flynn admitted his side’s Sky Bet League Two play-off hopes are all but over after they were beaten 1-0 by Northampton.The Exiles had enough chances to move ahead at Sixfields but Jamille Matt and Mark O’Brien fluffed their lines and they were made to pay by a sensational Joe Powell strike.The West Ham loanee rifled a superb 25-yard volley into the top corner ...Full Story »

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett: We have to keep believing

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA7 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett is still targeting automatic promotion after his side recorded their first Sky Bet League One away win of 2019 with a 3-2 victory at Walsall.Recalled trio Brett Pitman, Omar Bogle and Viv Solomon-Otabor put a dominant Pompey 3-0 up at the Banks’s Stadium before Jon Guthrie set up a nervy finish as the centre-back scored twice from corners in the closing sta...Full Story »

John Askey proud of Port Vale players as they ease drop fears

Posted Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by PA8 hits

Port Vale boss John Askey was proud of his side’s display as they earned a 3-0 win over Yeovil at Vale Park to increase their survival hopes in League Two.Goals from Manny Oyeleke, Tom Conlon and Cristian Montano ensured that Askey’s side secured a second win on the spin to move eight points clear of the relegation places.Askey said: “The confidence is flowing through the team ...Full Story »

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