Portsmouth FC vs Grimsby Town – Live Commentary

Tuesday 14th March 2017                      

Attendance: Home Fans – 16,492

Away Fans – 527

Fratton Park                                                

19:45 K.O

2 – Shot high and wide over the bar by Carl baker

4 – Shot from Grimsby, deflected wide for corner

5 – POST! Grimsby hit post with long range drive

7 – Naismith shot near post is saved

10 – Asante shot is saved, wide for corner kick

12 – GOAL! Bennett deflected goal, right foot cut in from width, bounced off the defender and over the GK


13 – Naismith shot deflected wide for corner

18 – Cross from Naismith across face of goal, wide for goal kick

25 – Foul on Naismith, middle of pitch

25 – Naismith header wide of the back post from E. Doyle’s cross

27 – Naismith shot 35 yards out, wide of goal

29 – Shot from Grimsby, Vernon shoots over the crossbar

31 – Evans shot deflected wide of goal, GK collects

34 – GOAL! Danny Rose, replicated first goal with left foot drive at goal deflected off defender over the GK, dummy from Bennett led to goal


37 – Pompey fans in good voice, chants are deafeningly loud

38 – Injury to Naismith, continues the game

42 – CLOSE, Naismith cross across goal deflected away by defender before it can reach E. Doyle

43 – Injury, Bennett injured

44 – SUB Pompey – Bennett OFF, Roberts ON

3 minutes added time

45 + 1 – GOAL! Carl Baker found at the near post, Evans cross in, smashes the ball into the GK near post, top corner finish


45+2 – Pompey fans starting to joke in chants, “You might as well go home”, “We are going up”

Half Time — 3-0

Second Half

46 – GOAL! Naismith taps in spilled shot off the GK, long range effort from Baker


48 – Rose shot deflected, edge of box

49 – Volley over the bar from Baker

51 – PENALTY APPEAL! E. Doyle fell in box

53 – Grimsby corner, header off the corner high and wide

56 – SUB Grimsby – Jones OFF, Disley ON – Osborne OFF, Comley ON

63 – Baker shot, cut inside off left foot

67 – Injury, Naismith sat down

68 – SUB Pompey – Naismith OFF, Lowe ON

70 – Baker 35-yard shot – saved for corner kick

72 – Grimsby force three cross-ins with no resulting shots

75 – Header wide from E. Doyle

77 – Fans chanting in tune with all stands “South stand give us a song”, “North stand give us a song”, “Grimsby give us a song”

79 – E. Doyle shot wide on the turn, GK off his line

80 – SUB Grimsby – Asante OFF, Yussuf ON

83 – Low drive from Roberts across goal collected by GK

84 – SUB Pompey – E. Doyle OFF, Chaplin ON

87 – Baker 25-yard curler, wide at post

2 minutes added time

90 + 1 – Roberts’ half volley cross just wide of the back post

90 + 2 – M. Doyle volley off corner, edge of box, wide of goal

Full Time — 4-0

Pompey Team: David Forde (GK), Enda Stevens, Danny Rose, Matt Clarke, Christian Burgess, Carl Baker, Michael Doyle (C), Eoin Doyle (Conor Chaplin), Kal Naismith (Jamal Lowe), Kyle Bennett (Gary Roberts), Gareth Evans

Grimsby Town Team: James McKeown (GK), Ben Davies, Danny Andrew, Shaun Pearson (C), Zak Mills, Scott Vernon, Danny Collins, Jamey Osborne (Brandon Comley), Akwasi Asante (Adi Yussuf), Luke Maxwell, Sam Jones (Craig Disley)