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Kick off 15:00

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01 July 2017 Venue Raymond McEnhill Stadium Attendance 1,766 Referee Ian Parsons

Kick off 15:00

Salisbury
0 - 3
FT
Portsmouth

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4-1-4-1
  • 1
    Charlie Searle
    GK
  • 2
    George Colson
    DF
  • 6
    Callum Hart
    DF
  • 5
    Ben Smith
    DF
  • 3
    Brandon Mundy
    DF
  • 8
    Sam Roberts
    MF
  • 10
    Stuart Green
    MF
  • 4
    Tom Whelan
    MF
  • 7
    Lewis Benson (C)
    MF
  • 11
    Danny Young
    MF
  • 9
    Steve Claridge
    FW

Substitutes

  • 12
    Claudio Herbert
    SUB
  • 14
    Adam Flint
    SUB
  • 15
    K. Russell
    SUB
  • 16
    L. Larbi
    SUB
  • 17
    T. Corbridge
    SUB
  • 18
    C. Burden
    SUB
  • 19
    J. Mathews
    SUB
  • 20
    Declan McGregory
    SUB
  • 21
    N. Ball
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Steve Claridge

4-2-3-1
  • 1
    Alex Bass
    GK
  • 3
    Gareth Evans (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Christian Burgess
    DF
  • 5
    Matt Clarke
    DF
  • 2
    Brandon Haunstrup
    DF
  • 4
    Danny Rose
    MF
  • 7
    Adam May
    MF
  • 20
    Jamal Lowe
    MF
  • 23
    Kyle Bennett
    MF
  • 11
    Gary Roberts
    MF
  • 9
    Kal Naismith
    FW

Substitutes

  • 13
    Jack Collins
    SUB
  • 10
    Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain
    SUB
  • 14
    Drew Talbot
    SUB
  • 15
    Tom Davies
    SUB
  • 16
    Jack Whatmough
    SUB
  • 18
    Carl Baker
    SUB
  • 19
    Ben Close
    SUB
  • 17
    Milan Lalkovic
    SUB
  • 12
    Curtis Main
    SUB
  • 21
    Nicke Kabamba
    SUB
  • 22
    Jez Bedford
    SUB
  • 24
    Theo Widdrington
    SUB
  • 8
    Dan Smith
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kenny Jackett

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Match Reports

Salisbury 0 Pompey 3

1 July 2017

Lalkovic, Davies and Close on target in Jackett's first game

Pompey got pre-season off to a winning start thanks to three second half strikes against Salisbury.

They dominated the opening 45 minutes at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium without managing to find a breakthrough.

But substitutes Milan Lalkovic, Tom Davies and Ben Close all found the net after the break to get Kenny Jackett’s reign as Blues boss off to a decent opening.

Salisbury manager – and former Pompey player and boss – Steve Claridge came out of retirement to lead the line for the hosts at the age of 51.

However, it was the Blues who, unsurprisingly, looked the more dangerous side and Burgess headed narrowly wide from Gary Roberts’ corner in the opening stages.

The hosts then had to scramble clear when the same duo combined well again just a few moments later.

Adam May wasted a decent opportunity by volleying wildly past the post after Kal Naismith had laid the ball off for him.

But it was Kyle Bennett looking the biggest threat for the Blues, with an array of tricks and flicks to open up the Salisbury defence.

The League One side were just missing a finishing touch – understandable considering they had only returned to training a couple of days earlier.

There was not much for former Salisbury loanee Alex Bass to deal with at the other end, although the keeper kept out a looping header from Lewis Benson on 20 minutes.

Most of the action was taking place at the other end, however, and Naismith tested the handling of Whites stopper Charlie Searle with a clean strike.

But the Blues were unable to find an opener under the warm Wiltshire sunshine and the sides went in level at the break.

Half Time: Salisbury 0 Pompey 0

Pompey started the second half with a completely new side and soon set about trying to open the scoring.

Curtis Main drew a regulation save from Searle, while Theo Widdrington fired over from 30 yards when a pass looked the better option.

But the Blues were ahead on 57 minutes when Curtis Main fed LALKOVIC, who drew the keeper from his line and neatly slotted into the net.

Nicke Kabamba almost doubled the advantage just before the hour mark, with a fierce effort from the right that looped narrowly over the bar.

But a second goal did arrive from the resulting corner, as DAVIES rose highest to convert Carl Baker’s delivery.

And the result was put beyond on doubt on 75 minutes when CLOSE hit a ferocious effort that cannoned in off the underside of the bar.

Pompey kept pushing forward in the closing stages, but the game drifted towards its conclusion without anyone able to add to the scoring.

Salisbury (4-1-4-1): Searle; Colson, Smith, Hart, Mundy; Whelan; Benson (c), Green, Roberts, Young; Claridge
Subs: Ball, Herbert, Flint, Russell, Larbi, Corbridge, Burden, Mathews, McGregor

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Bass (Collins 46); Evans (c) (Talbot 46), Burgess (Davies 46), Clarke (Whatmough 46), Haunstrup (Bedford 46); May (Widdrington 46), Rose (Close 46); Roberts (Baker 46), Bennett (Main 46), Lowe (Lalkovic 46); Naismith (Kabamba 46)
Goals: Lalkovic 53, Davies 63, Close 75
Subs not used: D.Smith, Oxlade-Chamberlain

Referee: Ian Parsons

Attendance: 1,766

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Ticket News

Salisbury & Newport Tickets

27 June 2017

Michael Smith at Salisbury

Watch Pompey in friendly action

Tickets are on sale for Pompey’s friendly matches at both Salisbury and Newport.

Kenny Jackett’s side open their pre-season campaign at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Salisbury are selling tickets online here or fans can alternatively pay at the turnstiles on the day of the game.

They are priced £9 for adults, £6 for seniors (65+) and £2 for juniors (under 16). Entry is free for children under five.

Supporters wishing to sit will pay a £1 stand transfer on the day, with seats allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that the Salisbury game will consist of two 45-minute halves and not three 30-minute periods as initially stated.

A Pompey XI will visit St George’s Park to face Newport (IW) on Tuesday, July 18 (7pm kick-off) and, with a large crowd expected, fans are advised to buy tickets in advance.

They are priced £10 for adults (£12 for seating in main stand, which is limited), £7 for seniors (65+) and £5 for juniors (16 and under).

Tickets can be bought directly from Newport – click here for more details.

Subject to availability, tickets will be on sale at the St George’s Park club shop on the evening of the game.

Please note that the Pompey ticket office will not be selling tickets for either of these matches.

Date Game Kick-Off
Saturday, July 1 Salisbury v Pompey 3pm
Saturday, July 8 Hawks v Pompey 3pm
Saturday, July 15 Eastleigh v Pompey 3pm
Tuesday, July 18 Newport (IW) v Pompey XI 7pm
Saturday, July 22 Pompey v AFC Bournemouth 3pm
Saturday, July 29 Crawley v Pompey 3pm

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