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  • Date:15 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Fratton Park
  • Attendance:11,261
  • Norris (60) Varney (61)
Goal!

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91:54 +1.54

Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Foster.

87:50

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Luke Varney.

85:54

Greg Halford has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84:35

Foul by Luke Varney on Scott Wiseman, free kick awarded. Stephen Foster takes the direct free kick.

83:02

Erik Huseklepp goes off and Joel Ward comes on.

81:15

Shot from just outside the box by Cameron Park goes over the bar.

80:31

The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, save by Luke Steele.

79:52

Effort from inside the six-yard box by David Norris goes wide right of the goal.

79:30

The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Scott Wiseman.

78:18

David Norris takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.

77:04

Jacob Butterfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

75:44

The referee blows for offside against Luke Varney. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.

73:52

The ball is delivered by Cameron Park.

73:02

Corner taken short by Daniel Drinkwater.

72:43

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

70:12

The ball is swung over by Cameron Park, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

69:07

The ball is delivered by Jay McEveley.

67:26

Centre by Liam Lawrence.

66:25

Inswinging corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, clearance by Hayden Mullins.

66:04

Jim O'Brien goes off and Craig Davies comes on.

65:47

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

63:27

Andy Gray produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

62:51

Jim O'Brien sends in a cross, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

61:31

Luke Varney fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 2-0 Barnsley.Assist by Dave Kitson.

60:18

David Norris grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Portsmouth 1-0 Barnsley.

59:40

Unfair challenge on Erik Huseklepp by Daniel Drinkwater results in a free kick. Daniel Drinkwater receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.

59:18

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Blocked by Hayden Mullins.

58:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Scott Wiseman. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

57:01

Dave Kitson on for Benjani Mwaruwari.

55:37

Unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Jim O'Brien results in a free kick. Jim O'Brien booked. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

55:22

A cross is delivered by Cameron Park, Jason Pearce makes a clearance.

54:54

Jacob Butterfield sends in a cross, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.

54:14

The referee blows for offside against Andy Gray. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.

53:50

The ball is swung over by Jim O'Brien, clearance made by Jason Pearce.

51:39

Foul by Jay McEveley on Erik Huseklepp, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Liam Lawrence.

50:51

Liam Lawrence crosses the ball, Erik Huseklepp takes a shot. Jimmy McNulty manages to make a clearance.

50:08

Benjani Mwaruwari has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

48:38

The ball is delivered by Jim O'Brien, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

46:19

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, save made by Luke Steele.

46:17 +1.17

Header from close in by Jason Pearce misses to the right of the goal.

45:51

Effort on goal by David Norris from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

45:09

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Greg Halford takes a shot. Blocked by Jimmy McNulty.

45:01

Scott Wiseman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Bobby Hassell. Cameron Park is brought on as a substitute for Ricardo Vaz Te.

43:24

Short corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line.

42:02

Luke Varney fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Jason Pearce concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Foster. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.

40:16

David Norris concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Drinkwater. Daniel Drinkwater restarts play with the free kick.

39:13

Shot from a long way out by David Norris goes wide of the left-hand upright.

36:49

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot from just outside the area and strikes the post.

36:08

David Norris takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.

34:44

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Greg Halford has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

34:32

David Norris produces a cross, Bobby Hassell gets a block in.

31:54

Effort on goal by Luke Varney from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

31:31

Foul by Luke Varney on Stephen Foster, free kick awarded. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

31:23

Liam Lawrence delivers the ball, clearance by Stephen Foster.

30:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Foster on Luke Varney. Tal Ben-Haim takes the direct free kick.

30:12

The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence, Jimmy McNulty makes a clearance.

29:33

The ball is sent over by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Bobby Hassell.

25:39

The ball is crossed by Bobby Hassell, Stephen Henderson makes a save.

25:16

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Ricardo Rocha gets a block in.

24:48

Unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Nathan Doyle takes the free kick.

22:35

Jim O'Brien delivers the ball, Shot on goal by Ricardo Vaz Te from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

22:24

Handball decision goes against Liam Lawrence. Free kick taken by Daniel Drinkwater.

21:23

Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Andy Gray makes a clearance.

21:15

The ball is swung over by Luke Varney, Jim O'Brien gets a block in.

20:14

Foul by Luke Varney on Stephen Foster, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Luke Steele.

18:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Gray on Ricardo Rocha. Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.

18:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Jacob Butterfield. Stephen Foster takes the free kick.

15:26

The assistant referee flags for offside against David Norris. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

14:34

Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Jay McEveley manages to make a clearance.

9:22

Bobby Hassell takes a shot. Blocked by Ricardo Rocha.

7:46

Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield to the near post, clearance made by Benjani Mwaruwari.

7:26

Jacob Butterfield takes a shot. Save by Stephen Henderson.

6:12

The referee blows for offside against Benjani Mwaruwari. Jimmy McNulty takes the indirect free kick.

4:57

Jim O'Brien is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Stephen Henderson takes the free kick.

3:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Jimmy McNulty. The ball is crossed by Liam Lawrence, Header from deep inside the area by Ricardo Rocha goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jim O'Brien by Tal Ben-Haim. Free kick taken by Bobby Hassell.

Match Preview

Varney back for Pompey Luke Varney returns to the Portsmouth attack for the visit of Barnsley. Varney has missed the last three matches, from which Pompey picked up just one point, through suspension after he was sent off against Hull last month. Fellow striker Dave Kitson is close to fitness after missing the last five games with a rib injury and will be assessed ahead of kick-off. Defender Aaron Mokoena is pushing to return to the starting line-up after a slight back problem. Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson could keep his place after making his league debut in the 1-0 defeat at Leeds last time out. Henderson, who joined from Bristol City over the summer, got the nod ahead of regular number one Jamie Ashdown. Barnsley pair Craig Davies and Rob Edwards are back in contention for the clash following long-term injuries. Davies, a summer signing from Chesterfield, has been sidelined since August due to a groin problem, while defender Edwards has been out since early September with a torn hamstring. Manager Keith Hill, who has no new injury or suspension problems, is also confident skipper Bobby Hassell can shake off a knock sustained in the win over Coventry last time out. But midfielder David Perkins is not likely to recover from a hamstring strain, while long-term absentees Matt Done and Danny Haynes (both hamstring) remain sidelined. Midfielders Reuben Noble-Lazarus (ankle) and Goran Lovre (knee) are once again out, alongside defender Luke Potter (knee). The Tykes are aiming to extend their unbeaten league run to eight matches.

Formation:442Manager:

Portsmouth

Formation: 442Manager: Keith Hill

Barnsley

  • Stephen Henderson
  • Greg Halford
  • Ricardo Rocha
  • Jason Pearce
  • Tal Ben-Haim
  • Liam Lawrence
  • Hayden Mullins
  • David Norris
  • Erik Huseklepp
  • Luke Varney
  • Benjani Mwaruwari
  • SUBS
  • Jamie Ashdown
  • Joel Ward
  • Aaron Mokoena
  • Dave Kitson
  • Nwankwo Kanu

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Match Report

Pompey move on with win Managerless Portsmouth put the departure of Steve Cotterill behind them as two goals in as many second-half minutes earned a 2-0 win and ended Barnsley's unbeaten away record. Stuart Gray and Guy Whittingham were placed in temporary charge this week and masterminded Portsmouth's third win of the season. Barnsley had been the better side for much of the first half and struck the post through Jacob Butterfield. But the home side were well on top when David Norris struck in the 61st minute and they quickly added a second through Luke Varney as Barnsley's seven-game unbeaten run came to an abrupt halt. Barnsley created the first real opening in the eighth minute when Butterfield made space to fire in a well-struck shot which Portsmouth goalkeeper Stephen Henderson was able to push away. Tykes defender Bobby Hassell then produced a mazy run from the halfway line and was able to surge into the penalty area before being thwarted by a last-ditch block from Ricardo Rocha. Barnsley remained the more dangerous side and Ricardo Vaz Te wasted two great opportunities in quick succession midway through the first half. Firstly he failed to pick out Butterfield when Barnsley poured forward on the counter-attack, and then he blazed over with the goal at his mercy. Portsmouth created little until the 35th minute when Greg Halford rose highest to meet Liam Lawrence's corner but was unable to hit the target. Just a minute later they threatened again when a neat passing move set up Norris and his attempted chip over Luke Steele with the outside of his right foot brought a diving save from the Barnsley goalkeeper. The visitors went straight up the other end and went agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock as Butterfield's low shot struck the inside of the post and flashed across goal but stayed out. Norris was then only narrowly wide with a long-range effort for Pompey as the half finished goalless. Barnsley made a double change at the break, sending on Scott Wiseman and Cameron Park for Hassell and Vaz Te, but it was the home side that started the second half well. Erik Huseklepp looked to have converted Lawrence's cross but Jimmy McNulty cleared off the line, before the breakthrough came in the 61st minute. The ball dropped to Norris on the edge of the area and he took one touch to control the ball in the air before volleying an unstoppable low shot past Steele. Just a minute later the lead was doubled when substitute Dave Kitson crossed from the right byline and Varney made no mistake from close range. Henderson had to react quickly to tip over a Butterfield shot which took a wicked deflection and almost dropped under the crossbar as Barnsley tried to hit straight back but they never threatened a comeback.

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