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Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

All you need to know about Carabao Cup clash

14 August 2018

Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

Pompey have made a perfect start to the League One campaign, with maximum points taken from games against Luton and Blackpool.

But tonight the attention shifts to trying to progress into the second round of the Carabao Cup for the first time in three years.

The Blues lost to Championship opposition at this stage last season, but took Cardiff – who would go on to secure promotion – to extra-time in Wales.

They took the lead through a Sean Morrison own-goal, only for strikes from former Pompey players Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Greg Halford to turn the tie on its head.

It was a similar story for this evening’s visitors, who also lost to second tier opponents after extra-time, going down 3-1 at home to Brentford.

Neither side has ever lifted the League Cup, although Pompey have reached the quarter-finals on five occasions, most recently in 2010.

AFC Wimbledon have made an encouraging start to the current campaign, following up an opening day win at Fleetwood by drawing with Coventry last Saturday.

Pompey won both of last season’s league meetings, with their 2-0 win at Kingsmeadow preceding a 2-1 Boxing Day triumph at Fratton Park.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey will be without Dion Donohue (groin) and Nathan Thompson (knee), but Conor Chaplin has recovered from a hip problem.

Former Blues winger Andy Barcham is a doubt with a toe injury, but the visitors have no other fitness concerns.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Joe Gallen and Brandon Haunstrup or watch the videos below.

HEAD TO HEAD*
Overall
Pompey: 14 wins
Wimbledon: 12 wins
7 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 wins
Wimbledon: 3 wins
4 draws

*Against Wimbledon and AFC Wimbledon

TICKETS
Seats can still be secured online here or from the Anson Road ticket office. From 5.30pm this evening, they will also be available from the matchday ticket office in Frogmore Road.

Supporters collecting tickets from 5.30pm this evening should visit main reception.

Parking in the North Stand car park is priced just £5 for tonight’s game, with spaces allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The Victory Lounge behind the Fratton End is open to supporters from 5.30pm.

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic and overseas iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm this evening.

Please note that for Carabao Cup matches, overseas subscribers will not be able to watch the game live.

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 have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story and Snapchat account.

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

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Pompey are the 10/11 favourites with Sky Bet to win the tie, while the visitors can be backed at 29/10.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey for great offers and to earn money for the club. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN CARABAO CUP
(7.45pm kick-off unless stated)

Tonight
Nottingham Forest v Bury (7.30pm)
Blackpool v Barnsley
Bristol City v Plymouth
Bristol Rovers v Crawley
Cambridge v Newport
Carlisle v Blackburn
Cheltenham v Colchester
Crewe v Fleetwood
Exeter v Ipswich
Grimsby v Rochdale
Leeds v Bolton
Macclesfield v Bradford
Mansfield v Accrington
Middlesbrough v Notts County
Millwall v Gillingham
MK Dons v Charlton
Norwich v Stevenage
Oldham v Derby
Oxford v Coventry
Port Vale v Lincoln
Preston v Morecambe
QPR v Peterborough
Rotherham v Wigan
Scunthorpe v Doncaster
Sheffield United v Hull
Shrewsbury v Burton
Southend v Brentford
Swindon v Forest Green
Tranmere v Walsall
Wycombe v Northampton
Yeovil v Aston Villa
Reading v Birmingham (8pm)
West Bom v Luton (8pm)

Thursday
Sunderland v Sheffield Wednesday

LAST MEETING

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A late Walkes own-goal ensures Blues exit the Carabao Cup

14 August 2018

Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

A late Anton Walkes own-goal saw Pompey crash out of the Carabao Cup in the first round for a third successive season.

It looked like they would progress when Christian Burgess nodded in following a first half that was short on entertainment.

But Joe Pigott headed in the equaliser and, with just a few minutes remaining, Walkes found his own net.

Kenny Jackett made five changes from the side that won at Blackpool in the league at the weekend.

Brett Pitman returned to skipper the team, while there was a first Pompey start for on-loan winger David Wheeler.

Luke McGee, Burgess and Brandon Haunstrup were also called upon, with Craig MacGillivray, Jack Whatmough, Lee Brown, Ronan Curtis and Oli Hawkins all dropping to the bench.

The first half was a forgettable affair, with little to entertain the fans packed into the Fratton End and South Stand.

It was the visitors who had the first chance when Mitchell Pinnock crossed from the left, but Scott Wagstaff’s header was off target.

The same player then screwed another effort well wide after Walkes had failed to properly deal with Pinnock’s free-kick.

And it was a hat-trick of chances missed when Wagstaff beat Haunstrup to a header and sent the ball looping towards goal, only for the left-back to recover and hook it clear.

But it was the Blues who almost broke the lead on 23 minutes when Wheeler met Pitman’s centre and sent his header wide.

Neither McGee or opposite number Tom King had been called into action and that did not change when Pinnock’s drive flashed past the post.

Jamal Lowe was not too far off target following a surging run through the centre, but there was still little to whet the appetite.

Half Time: Pompey 0 AFC Wimbledon 0

Pompey had struggled to create anything meaningful before the break, but they soon took the lead after it.

Pitman did well to bring the ball under control inside the box, only for his shot to be deflected behind.

And the deadlock was broken from the resulting corner, as a delivery from Evans was emphatically headed home by BURGESS at the back post.

AFC Wimbledon thought they should have won a penalty when McGee and Pinnock collided soon after, but referee Ollie Yates was not interested.

They then came close to a leveller, as Anthony Wordsworth unleashed a rocket form 25 yards that fizzed over the bar.

Jackett made a double change on 67 minutes, with Pitman and Evans withdrawn for Conor Chaplin and Hawkins.

It had been a quiet evening for both keepers, but McGee was certainly not caught napping by a fierce Wordsworth drive that was well saved.

He could do nothing about the Dons’ equaliser on 76 minutes, though, as Pigott found space to meet Wagstaff’s cross and head home from just a few yards out.

That unsurprisingly gave the visitors a boost and they set about trying to find a winner, with Curtis brought on for Pompey to try to offer more at the other end.

But it was Wimbledon looking more threatening and when a corner was not properly dealt with, McGee had to get down and push Wagstaff’s shot around the post.

The Blues then almost retook the lead in a frenetic end to the game, but Hawkins was denied as he tried to convert Lowe’s centre.

Instead it was the visitors who grabbed a late winner – although they had their opponents to thank for the goal.

Tom Soares’ cross found Walkes at the back post and the defender tried to clear it, but only succeeded in planting the ball in the back of his own net.

Pompey threw bodies forward to try to force a penalty shoot-out, but they were unable to find a second goal.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): McGee; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup; Naylor, Close; Wheeler (Curtis 80), Evans (Hawkins 67) Lowe; Pitman (c) (Chaplin 67)
Goals: Burgess 49
Booked: Close, Naylor
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Brown, May

AFC Wimbledon (4-4-2): King; Watson (Sibbick 77), Oshilaja (c), McDonald, Garratt; Wagstaff, Wordsworth, Soares, Pinnock (Appiah 66); Hanson, Pigott (Hartigan 90)
Goals: Pigott 76, Walkes 88 (og)
Subs not used: McDonnell, Nightingale, Purrington, Ashley

Referee: Ollie Yates

Attendance: 6,588 (438 away fans)

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AFC Wimbledon (H): Ticket information

Secure your seat for Carabao Cup clash

25 July 2018

Tickets go on sale soon for Pompey’s Carabao Cup clash with AFC Wimbledon.

The first round tie between the two League One clubs takes place at Fratton Park on Tuesday, August 14 (7.45pm kick-off).

Seats go on sale to season ticket holders and shareholders* from 10am on Thursday, July 26.

Subject to availability, they will then be available on general sale from 10am on Friday, July 27.

The quickest and easiest way to secure your seat is by visiting our eticketing site, but fans can also call 0345 646 1898 or visit the Frogmore Road ticket office.

Please note that, initially, only the Fratton End, South Stand Upper and Nelson’s Family Zone will be open for home supporters.

The club have been asked in the past why the South Stand opens instead of the North Stand for selected cup fixtures where a lower attendance is anticipated.

This is due to the fact that hospitality, press and changing room facilities are all located on that side of the ground.

Due to not all sides of the ground being open, season ticket holders’ individual seats will not be reserved.

Category Price
Adult £10
Senior (64+) £8
Young Person (18-22) £5
Ambulant** £5
Wheelchair** £5
Junior (17 and under)*** £2

*Season ticket holders and former shareholders are able to purchase up to two tickets before they go on general sale.
**Includes a carer if on the highest rate of DLA or PIP.
***Junior supporters aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, senior or young person.

There is a £1 charge for tickets bought online or over the phone and collected from Fratton Park. There is an additional £1 charge for tickets that are posted out. There is no charge for using the online ‘Print at Home’ option.

A recent rule change in the competition means there will be no extra-time in the event of a draw, with the game heading straight to penalties.

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