UK time is: 00:53:43
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

'Pool Slip To Late Pompey Defeat

Blackpool's unbeaten away record fell at Fratton Park yesterday afternoon as the Seasiders lost 1-0 to Portsmouth courtesy of an injury time strike from Erik Huseklepp.

Ian Holloway had made three changes to the Seasiders line-up; Stephen Crainey, Matt Phillips and Tom Ince replacing Matt Hill, Brett Ormerod and Billy Clarke. Mark Halstead, Matt Hill, James Hurst, Ludovic Sylvestre and Daniel Bogdanovic made up the 'Pool bench.

And it was Matt Phillips who spurned the Seasiders' best chances as they enjoyed the better of the opening forty five.

On the quarter hour mark he was fed through on goal by Gary Taylor-Fletcher but could only shoot straight at Pompey goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown, whilst shortly after Kevin Phillips set him up, but he could only drag his finish wide.

It wasn't until after the half hour that the hosts had their first opportunity of the game; Joel Ward heading wide following a long throw from Greg Halford.

Barry Ferguson thundered a long range effort just over the bar as the first half drew to a close with the two sides level at 0-0.

Pompey came out refreshed after the break and enjoyed two great chances of their own to open the scoring in the early stages of the second half; Matt Gilks denying Liam Lawrence, before Greg Halford headed wide.

On the hour 'Pool replaced Matt Phillips with Ludovic Sylvestre, with Gary Taylor-Fletcher moving out to the wing as they looked to re-assert their dominance.

Despite enjoying a lot of possession though, the Seasiders struggled to break down Pompey's defence, again highlighting our need for further additions in the final third of the pitch.

Kevin Phillips forced a good save from Ashdown with a low drive from twenty years, whilst 'Pool felt they should have had a penalty with ten minutes to go with it looking like Ian Evatt's shot had been blocked by a defender's hand.

With Pompey looking like they were happy with a point, 'Pool pushed forward looking for a late winner, with James Hurst replacing Tom Ince.

However, Ollie's side were struck by the cruelest of blows deep into injury time when Huseklepp collected the ball just inside the area and fired home into the top corner.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The journalist

Writer: Eamonn Moore  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday September 25 2011

Time: 10:32AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackpool Articles

Blackpool team v Derby (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Blackpool team to face huddersfield (Saturday October 18 2014)

In the Past: 16 October 1993 (Thursday October 16 2014)

Head to Head: Huddersfield Town (Thursday October 16 2014)

Ground Guide: Huddersfield Town (Thursday October 16 2014)

Man of the match v boro (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Blackpool Vital Social (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Full time Boro 1-1 Blackpool (Tuesday September 30 2014)

Archived Blackpool Articles

List All Vital Blackpool Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. premier 1 194
2. Bear1951 155
3. Layton_Seasider 144
4. SeasideEssexXile 117
5. BobHatton 100
6. pickering_hat_trick 40
7. Hastings 39
8. UAE Seasider 38
9. seasider91 30
10. Morbid 20

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Millwall 13 3 5 5 -3 14
19. Wigan 13 2 6 5 -2 12
20. Brighton 13 2 6 5 -3 12
21. Birmingham 13 2 5 6 -8 11
22. Fulham 13 3 2 8 -9 11
23. Bolton 13 2 2 9 -13 8
24. Blackpool 13 1 3 9 -11 6

Breaking League News

The Reds unbolt the Trotters.
Charlton : 22/10/2014 23:06:00
LUFC Who should replace Doukara in attack?
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 21:26:00
LUFC Cellino backs defender in race row
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:50:00
LUFC Young defender wants a run in the side
Leeds Utd : 22/10/2014 20:33:00
Brentford vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Review
Brentford : 22/10/2014 20:29:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Can blackpool get their first 3 points?
Suggested By:  
Yes 50%
No 50%