Yeovil 1-1 Portsmouth: Match Report

20 February 2016 05:34

Ten-man Portsmouth strike late to deny Yeovil

Yeovil remain in the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone after they were held to a 1-1 draw by 10-man Portsmouth.

Francois Zoko looked to have given Yeovil a priceless three points when he found the net on 75 minutes but Gary Roberts' late equaliser ensured a share of the spoils.

In between the two goals, Portsmouth had Christian Burgess sent off after the centre-back received two yellow cards within a minute.

After a first half of few chances, Roberts almost opened the scoring for Portsmouth six minutes into the second when his low drive was brilliantly tipped around the post by Artur Krysiak, before Yeovil spurned an opportunity on the hour mark when Zoko shot straight at Ryan Fulton.

With 15 minutes remaining it was Yeovil who took the lead as Portsmouth failed to clear a corner and Zoko scrambled home at the back post.

Things then got worse for the visitors when Burgess was dismissed for back-to-back bookings, the first for an off-the-ball tussle with Zoko before he inexplicably wiped out Ryan Dickson on the edge of the box moments later.

But Portsmouth continued to fight and snatched a point with five minutes to go when Roberts was given space in the penalty area and unleashed a stinging drive past the helpless Krysiak.


Source: PA


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