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Liam Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan. Lewis McGugan delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, blocked by Liam Lawrence.
Hermann Hreidarsson comes on in place of Dave Kitson.
Corner taken by Lewis McGugan, Jamie Ashdown makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.
John Utaka goes off and Ricardo Rocha comes on.
Headed effort from deep inside the area by Luke Chambers misses to the right of the goal.
Robert Earnshaw fouled by Carl Dickinson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
David Nugent takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
Aaron Mokoena challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, save by Lee Camp.
Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
Foul by Michael Brown on Lewis McGugan, free kick awarded. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.
Dele Adebola is caught offside. Jamie Ashdown takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Hayden Mullins. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.
Dexter Blackstock joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Anderson.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Hayden Mullins manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Dave Kitson. Michael Brown takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line played to the near post.
John Utaka takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
Luke Chambers produces a cross, Chris Cohen produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
David McGoldrick leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Earnshaw.
Corner from right by-line taken by Liam Lawrence.
Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.
Kelvin Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on John Utaka. Free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
Liam Lawrence finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 2-1 Nottm Forest.Ibrahima Sonko provided the assist for the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
David Nugent takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
Dele Adebola on for Radoslaw Majewski. John Utaka is ruled offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
The official flags John Utaka offside. Kelvin Wilson takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from inside the area by Liam Lawrence misses to the left of the target.
Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on John Utaka. Greg Halford has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Foul by John Utaka on Kelvin Wilson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Shot by David Nugent from outside the box goes high over the target.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence played to the near post, Paul McKenna makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Kelvin Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
The assistant referee flags for offside against David Nugent. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Kelvin Wilson fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, save made by Lee Camp.
Corner from left by-line taken by Liam Lawrence.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
Booking for Radoslaw Majewski for unsporting behaviour. Hayden Mullins fouled by Radoslaw Majewski, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Hayden Mullins takes the free kick.
Chris Cohen produces a cross.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Paul Anderson. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Lewis McGugan. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
Paul Anderson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. Portsmouth 1-1 Nottm Forest.Lewis McGugan provided the assist for the goal.
Paul McKenna is penalised for a handball. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line, Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen from the right by-line played to the near post, Hayden Mullins makes a clearance.
Ibrahima Sonko finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 1-0 Nottm Forest.Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, the assist for the goal came from Liam Lawrence.
Liam Lawrence takes the outswinging corner, John Utaka sends in a cross, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
Chris Cohen concedes a free kick for a foul on John Utaka. Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.
Hayden Mullins produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Hayden Mullins fouled by Lewis McGugan, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.
Shot by Lewis McGugan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The ball is sent over by Paul Anderson, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.
David Nugent concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Gunter. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Lewis McGugan takes a short corner.
Paul McKenna takes a shot. Hayden Mullins gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McKenna by Dave Kitson. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.
The game begins.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The second half has started.
The match has reached full-time.
Rocha`s return really spoiling Pompey
Ricardo Rocha could make a surprise return to the Portsmouth side to face Nottingham Forest.
The defender missed last week's win at Hull with a hamstring injury but has made a quick recovery and will be handed a late fitness test.
But midfielder Richard Hughes is an injury doubt after suffering a thigh strain at the KC Stadium.
Hermann Hreidarsson made his return after seven months out with an Achilles injury as a late substitute last week and should be on the bench again.
Youngster Tom Kilbey has resumed training following a long-term knee problem but will not be involved yet.
Striker Danny Webber is still building up his fitness after a cruciate injury.
Ryan Bertrand returns from suspension for Forest at Fratton Park.
The England Under-21 international, on loan from Chelsea, served a one-match ban as the Reds recorded a 2-0 home victory over Ipswich.
If, as expected, Bertrand goes straight back into the team at left-back, boss Billy Davies will have to decide between Luke Chambers and Kelvin Wilson for a central defensive spot.
Wilson returned to the side last weekend as Chambers was moved across to right-back.
Davies` small squad means that forwards Nathan Tyson (knee), Garath McCleary (knee), Robert Earnshaw (calf) and Dele Adebola (back) may be required to make up the numbers once again despite carrying niggling injuries.
Pompey stretch run to seven
Portsmouth extended their unbeaten run to seven games as they narrowly overcame Nottingham Forest 2-1.
Pompey confirmed the sale of the club to businessmen Balram Chainrai, Levi Kushnir and Deepak Chainrai last week and the players rewarded their new owners with all three points.
Strikes in either half from Ibrahima Sonko and Liam Lawrence helped them to a fourth successive win as Portsmouth moved above Billy Davies' men and into 10th in the npower Championship.
Forest had only themselves to blame after they failed to take the initiative when Paul Anderson had cancelled out Sonko's opener.
Pompey and Forest came into the fixture on the back of victories over Hull and Ipswich respectively and as such, neither manager felt the need to change their starting line-ups.
However, Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill was able to field seven substitutes for the first time this season.
It was Forest who had the first chance of the match though as in-form striker Lewis McGugan spurned a glorious chance to add to his goal haul.
The striker, who has scored seven in this campaign, was put through on goal by Radoslaw Majewski and although Jamie Ashdown parried McGugan's first effort, the Forest star was then wide with the goal at his mercy.
At the other end, Hayden Mullins beat the offside trap but he fired over when one-on-one with Forest keeper Lee Camp.
His miss did not prove particularly crucial as Sonko broke the deadlock in the 18th minute.
The defender rose highest from Lawrence's inch-perfect corner and powered home a header to register his first goal for the south coast club.
The omens did not look good for Forest as they had lost five successive games to Portsmouth, however, Anderson levelled matters with a stunning header nine minutes later.
McGugan's right-wing cross found Anderson in the area and the midfielder had to be at full stretch to head past Ashdown.
On the balance of play, it was no more than the Reds deserved and though they continued to assert pressure, they failed to force Ashdown into action for the remainder of the half.
Pompey came firing out of the traps in the second half and David Nugent, who had cut a forlorn figure in the first-half, was particularly threatening.
The former Preston man's 25-yard strike narrowly went over the bar and he went closer with a chip on the edge of the area that Camp did well to tip over the bar.
Portsmouth continued to launch wave after wave of attack and it came as no surprise when Liam Lawrence gave the hosts the lead in the 62nd minute.
Utaka's ball into the box fell to Lawrence and he drilled the ball through a sea of bodies and into the net.
The midfielder's strike may have taken a deflection which wrongfooted Camp although if the Forest keeper was at any fault for the goal, he made up for it when he saved well from Utaka's 12-yard strike.
Luke Chambers should have done better late on as his unmarked header from six yards sailed wide as Forest lost for just the third time in the league this season.
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