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02 December 2017 Venue Fratton Park Attendance

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JIMMY FLOYD HASSELBAINK RELISHING POMPEY CHECKATRADE TROPHY TIE

Cobblers boss previews Saturday's trip to Portsmouth

1 December 2017

Cobblers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink says he is looking for progress as he previews Saturday’s Checkatrade Trophy second round tie at Fratton Park, KO 12.30pm.

“Portsmouth are doing extremely well but we are relishing the test,” he said.

“We want to get through and it’s another game for us to try and improve.

“I was very happy with the performance last Saturday, not the result but I look at performances and if we play like that week in, week out we will win more matches than we lose.

“I do understand the frustration of the fans that we are not scoring the goals we would like, we want to entertain but at the same time we don’t want to be too open.

“This is only the second year we are in League 1, it’s very competitive and the margins are very small. We want the club to grow but we need to establish ourselves as a League 1 club first.

“Expectations are high and I don’t mind that but we have to be realistic. I’m happy that we have a club and fans that are ambitious but to improve we need the fans with us.

“When the fans are with us they get so much more out of the players, they are our 12th man and that’s what we want.”

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PORTSMOUTH 2 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

Portsmouth 2 Northampton Town 0 - the match report

2 December 2017

CHECKATRADE TROPHY
Saturday December 2nd, 12.30pm
Fratton Park

PORTSMOUTH 2
Gareth Evans 41
Stuart O'Keefe 58

NORTHAMPTON TOWN 0

Attendance: 1,780 (128 Cobblers fans)

Portsmouth: Luke McGee, Danny Rose, Matt Clarke, Christian Burgess, Stuart O’Keefe, Curtis Main, Jamal Lowe (sub Matty Kennedy 88), Conor Chaplin, Nathan Thompson, Gareth Evans, Brandon Haunstrup (sub Drew Talbot 68)
Subs not used: Alex Bass, Kyle Bennett, Adam May, Matt Casey, Bradley Lethbridge

Cobblers: David Cornell, Brendan Moloney, David Buchanan, Ash Taylor, Leon Barnett, Regan Poole (sub Billy Waters 77), Lewis McGugan, Sam Hoskins (sub Dean Bowditch 63), Matt Crooks, Chris Long (sub Sam Foley 46), Marc Richards
Subs not used: Luke Coddington, George Smith, Ryan McGivern, Yaser Kasim

Referee: Mr Tom Nield

Booked:
Portsmouth: none
Cobblers: none

Sent off:
Portsmouth: none
Cobblers: none

David Cornell, Lewis McGugan and Sam Hoskins, back from a hamstring injury and having signed a new deal at Sixfields, all came into the side for the Checkatrade Trophy second round tie. Shaun McWilliams (groin) missed the match as a precaution while Matt Grimes was suspended having picked up two bookings in the group stage of the competition. Former Cobblers midfielder Danny Rose started for Pompey.

The game was played on a Saturday with both sides out of the FA Cup and kicked off at the earlier time of 12.30 to allow live video streaming on the club’s iFollow service.

After a fairly quiet opening half an hour in the lunchtime kick-off, Cornell made a good save to prevent Gareth Evans putting Portsmouth in front at a fairly sparsely populated Fratton Park. At the other end Christian Burgess made a good block to deny Chris Long after a pacy run from Hoskins.

Portsmouth took the lead on 41 minutes, Gareth Evans with a far post header following a quick counter-attack from the home side.

Chris Long, hobbling towards the end of the first half, was replaced at half-time by Sam Foley.

The Cobblers started the second half at a decent tempo and it took a terrific save from home goalkeeper Luke McGee to keep out a powerful Ash Taylor header from a Lewis McGugan free kick.

Stuart O’Keefe doubled Pompey’s lead just before the hour mark, driving a shot into the bottom corner.

Curtis Main had a chance to put the result beyond doubt but dragged his shot wide after being fed in by Conor Chaplin. With time ticking away Cornell then made a good double save to deny first Evans and then Chaplin on the follow-up to keep the scoreline at 2-0 and that’s how it finished.

PORTSMOUTH MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 5
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (5) 10
CORNERS: (2) 5
FOULS: (5) 10
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (4) 6

COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 6
CORNERS: (3) 5
FOULS: (4) 16
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (1) 1  


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Ticket News

TICKETS ON SALE FOR SATURDAY'S CHECKATRADE TROPHY TIE AT PORTSMOUTH

Reduced prices apply

27 November 2017

Portsmouth v Northampton Town
Checkatrade Trophy 2nd round
Saturday December 2nd 2017
Kick off 12.30pm

Northampton Town will travel to Portsmouth in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy on Saturday December 2nd at 12.30pm.

Tickets for the game have been reduced in price to: 
Adult: £10
Senior (63+): £5
Young Person (18-22): £5
Wheelchair/Ambulant: £5 (with a free carer ticket if on highest rate of DLA)
Junior (17 and under): £1

Wheelchair users should please call the Portsmouth ticket office on 0345 646 1898. They have asked us to advise that the wheelchair and carer spaces are located among home supporters. Wheelchair users do need to purchase their tickets in advance.

Tickets are now on sale from Sixfields and ntfcdirect.co.uk. Advanced sales will end at 4pm on Friday December 1st, and any tickets purchased online and not collected from Sixfields will be taken to Fratton Park for collection on arrival. 

There are 26 accessible car parking spaces on a first come, first served basis.

This game can be watched online in the UK via the club's iFollow service.

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