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Match Preview: Pompey v Oldham

All you need to know about League One clash

29 September 2017

Pompey v Oldham Athletic

Pompey continue their search for successive victories when they host Oldham on Saturday.

A 3-0 victory over Bristol Rovers earlier this week helped Kenny Jackett’s side climb up to 11th position in the League One standings.

Their opponents also moved upwards, albeit from bottom to 23rd following a surprise defeat of high-flying Peterborough.

It was the Latics’ first home win of the season and came despite defender Brian Wilson’s dismissal early in the second half.

That result ensured Richie Wellens got off to a great start as interim manager following the departure of John Sheridan at the start of the week.

Former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf – the only man to lift the Champions League trophy with three different clubs – has since emerged as a candidate for the position.

Pompey lost both games 1-0 when the sides were last in the same division back in the 2012/13 campaign.

At least one player has been sent off in each of the four previous meetings, including a controversial dismissal for Sam Sodje four years ago.

TEAM NEWS
Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon for both Conor Chaplin (hamstring) and Damien McCrory (knee), while Milan Lalkovic (Achilles) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are both still sidelined.

Brian Wilson starts a three-match ban for the visitors, while former Fratton loanee Eoin Doyle is out injured.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read what Joe Gallen and Christian Burgess have to say about the game or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 11 Wins
Oldham: 15 Wins
9 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 Wins
Oldham: 5 Wins
5 Draws

TICKETS
Supporters can secure their seat online here or by visiting the Frogmore Road ticket office.

Tickets can be bought from the booths behind the Fratton End on the day of the game, with the ticket office open for enquiries and upgrades only.

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions. They can select commentary by clicking on the settings icon at the bottom of the screen and choosing ‘home’.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will also have match updates on Twitter and via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.

BETTING
Pompey are 8/15 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 5/1.

Click here to read our full betting and sign-up at www.skybet.com/pompey for great offers and promotions. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
AFC Wimbledon v Rochdale
Blackburn v Gillingham
Bradford v Doncaster
Bristol Rovers v Plymouth
Bury v MK Dons
Fleetwood v Charlton
Peterborough v Oxford
Rotherham v Northampton
Shrewsbury v Scunthorpe
Southend v Blackpool
Wigan v Walsall

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Pompey 1 Oldham 2

Doyle brace secures win for Latics

30 September 2017

Pompey in action against Oldham Athletic at Frat

Eoin Doyle netted twice on his Fratton return as Pompey endured a difficult afternoon on the south coast.

Both sides started the game with an attacking intent, but Oldham were in control from the moment they grabbed their early opener.

It was a game to forget for the Blues, who suffered another injury blow at the back when Nathan Thompson was stretchered off.

And it never really looked like they would salvage anything once Doyle doubled the Latics’ lead just after the interval.

Brett Pitman did pull one back late on to restore some hope, but the hosts were unable to find a dramatic leveller.

Kenny Jackett made one enforced change from the side that beat Bristol Rovers earlier in the week.

Christian Burgess missed out with a calf injury, so Drew Talbot came into the starting 11 and Thompson moved to the centre of defence.

Richie Wellens said in the lead-up to the contest that former Fratton loanee Doyle would miss the contest through injury.

But it appeared to be mind games from the interim Oldham manager, as the striker was named in the team.

And it was Doyle who almost broke the deadlock in a frantic opening to the game, with his 25-yard effort cannoning against the post.

Pitman then tried his luck from a similar distance and a fine strike was expertly tipped over by Latics keeper Johny Placide.

Pompey’s skipper soon met a low cross from Dion Donohue, but Kean Bryan was well placed to clear the danger.

Both sides were looking capable of scoring and Matt Clarke blocked Jack Byrne’s effort before Rob Hunt’s shot swerved wide.

At the other end, Matty Kennedy’s centre was just about taken off the foot of Oliver Hawkins, who was waiting to pounce at the far post.

But it was Oldham who forged ahead on 16 minutes, when Thompson blocked Craig Davies’ effort and Doyle gobbled up the loose ball.

It soon got even worse for the hosts, as their defensive injury curse continued following a collision between Talbot and Thompson.

The latter came off worse and had to be stretchered from the pitch, with Gareth Evans coming on and Talbot moving to the middle.

Both setbacks seemed to affect the Blues and they struggled to find any fluency at either end of the pitch for the remainder of the first half.

A snap-shot from Byrne had to be acrobatically tipped over by Luke McGee to stop the Latics from doubling their lead.

Pompey did carve open one more decent opportunity before the break, however, following a quick move up the pitch.

The visitors were initially able to deal with the attack, but Jamal Lowe picked up the loose ball and struck the post.

Half Time: Pompey 0 Oldham 1

There was a surprise at the start of the second half, as Hawkins moved to the centre of a makeshift defence, with Evans playing off Pitman.

But it was a slip by Clarke that let in Davies, although the striker’s effort did not cause McGee too many problems.

Oldham did not let their hosts off for a second time, though, and after Hawkins had done well to intercept the danger, Doyle dispossessed Talbot and neatly dinked home his second of the game.

He came close to adding a third on 56 minutes, only for McGee to quickly leave his line and smother Dan Gardner’s ball over the top.

Some more slack defending saw Davies left in acres of space at the far post, although the striker could not quite rise high enough to guide Gevrao Nepomuceno’s cross on target.

Talbot was brought off on the hour mark to be replaced by Kyle Bennett and the newcomer had an immediate chance to reduce the deficit, but could not turn Kennedy’s centre on target.

The third and final switch soon followed, with Ben Close making way for Danny Rose in the middle of the park.

But those changes failed to result in a change of fortunes, as Pompey continued to labour against their energetic visitors.

Pitman was clearly struggling with an injury, but with the Blues having already made all their substitutions, he had to continue

And PITMAN seemed to shake it off, continuing his remarkable scoring streak late on by slotting in from Lowe’s cut-back.

The display of eight minutes of additional time made the Fratton faithful believe that a point could be salvaged.

But despite their best efforts, Pompey were unable to find another goal, as Oldham held on for the victory.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Talbot (Bennett 60), Thompson (Evans 22), Clarke, Donohue; Close (Rose 68), O’Keefe; Lowe, Pitman (c), Kennedy; Hawkins
Goals: Pitman 90
Booked: O’Keefe
Subs not used: Bass, Haunstrup, Naismith, Main

Oldham (4-4-2): Placide; Dummigan, Clarke (c), Bryan, Hunt; Byrne (Menig 88), Fane, Gardner (Banks 79), Nepomuceno (Omrani 65); Doyle, Davies
Goals: Doyle 16, 47
Booked: Dummigan, Bryan, Byrne, Banks, Davies, Placide
Subs not used: Ruddy, Gerrard, Edmundson, Obadeyi

Referee: Craig Hicks

Attendance: 17,848 (466 away fans)

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