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28 July 2018 Venue Fratton Park Attendance 4,299 Referee Andy Davies

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FC Utrecht

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4-4-2
  • 15
    Craig MacGillivray
    GK
  • 20
    Nathan Thompson
    DF
  • 16
    Jack Whatmough
    DF
  • 5
    Matt Clarke
    DF
  • 3
    Lee Brown
    DF
  • 10
    Jamal Lowe
    MF
  • 7
    Tom Naylor
    MF
  • 2
    Anton Walkes
    MF
  • 38
    Brandon Haunstrup
    MF
  • 8
    Brett Pitman (C)
    FW
  • 11
    Ronan Curtis
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Luke McGee
    SUB
  • 4
    Danny Rose
    SUB
  • 6
    Christian Burgess
    SUB
  • 9
    Oli Hawkins
    SUB
  • 18
    Louis Dennis
    SUB
  • 19
    Conor Chaplin
    SUB
  • 26
    Gareth Evans
    SUB
  • 30
    Adam May
    SUB
  • 33
    Ben Close
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Kenny Jackett

4-1-2-1-2
  • 1
    David Jensen
    GK
  • 2
    Mark van der Maarel
    DF
  • 3
    Ramon Leuwin
    DF
  • 6
    Rico Strieder
    MF
  • 7
    Gyrano Kerk
    FW
  • 8
    Joris van Overeem
    MF
  • 10
    Simon Gustafson
    FW
  • 14
    Willem Janssen (C)
    DF
  • 17
    Sean Klaiber
    DF
  • 22
    Sander van de Streek
    MF
  • 28
    Urby Emanuelson
    MF

Substitutes

  • 16
    Fabian de Keijzer
    SUB
  • 41
    Maarten Paes
    SUB
  • 5
    Leon Guwara
    SUB
  • 11
    Cyriel Dessers
    SUB
  • 19
    Patrick Joosten
    SUB
  • 20
    Giovanni Troupee
    SUB
  • 26
    Othmane Boussaid
    SUB
  • 27
    Lukas Gortler
    SUB
  • 33
    Christopher Memengi
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Jean-Paul de Jong

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v FC Utrecht

All you need to know about pre-season friendly

27 July 2018

Pompey will play a friendly against Dutch side FC Utrecht

Pompey finish their pre-season campaign by hosting Dutch top-flight outfit FC Utrecht on Saturday (1pm kick-off).

It will be the first meeting between the sides, although there have been previous games against teams from the Netherlands.

The most recent – and high-profile – of these was in December 2008, when Heerenveen visited Fratton Park in the group stages of the UEFA Cup.

Peter Crouch’s brace and a Hermann Hreidarsson header secured a 3-0 victory, although both sides already knew they could not reach the knockout stage.

FC Utrecht are managed by Jean-Paul de Jong and captained by Willem Janssen, who has been converted from an attacking midfielder into a centre-back.

They finished fifth in the Eredivisie last term, but a play-off defeat to Vitesse saw them miss out on a place in the Europa League.

TEAM NEWS
Ben Close (hamstring) and Dion Donohue (illness) are both back in training, but unlikely to feature this weekend.

The game will give the Fratton faithful a first sighting of summer signings Craig MacGillivray, Lee Brown, Tom Naylor, Louis Dennis and Ronan Curtis.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett or watch an interview with the Blues boss.

TICKETS
Seats are still available for the friendly contest and can be bought online here.

On the day of the game they can be bought from the ticket office in Frogmore Road and the new site next to the club shop in Anson Road.

Both will be open from 9am and they are also the places to visit for supporters who are collecting pre-purchased tickets.

Only the Fratton End is open for this fixture and seats are unreserved. Fans who originally bought tickets in the South Stand will not need new tickets.

Parking in the North Stand car park is priced £5 per car on a first come, first served basis. The Victory Lounge will be open from 10am.

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic and overseas iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Alan Knight by signing into their account and visiting the match centre or tuning into Express FM.

Click here for 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 updates on Twitter and via our live blog on the Pompey website.

You can also go behind the scenes by following our Instagram and Snapchat (pompeyofficial) accounts.

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

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Match Reports

Pompey 1 Utrecht 1

Walkes scores stunner in friendly stalemate

28 July 2018

Anton Walkes celebrates scoring for Pompey against FC Utrecht
Photo: Ben Queenborough

Pompey completed their pre-season preparations with a 1-1 draw against top-flight Dutch outfit FC Utrecht.

Both goals were worthy of a competitive encounter, however, with Sean Klaiber’s long-range strike cancelled out by an equally impressive effort from Anton Walkes.

Ronan Curtis produced a bright performance and was unsurprisingly named man-of-the-match by the sponsors.

Kenny Jackett dispensed with his usual 4-2-3-1 system and opted for a 4-4-2 formation, with Brandon Haunstrup on the left wing.

There were also first home appearances for Craig MacGillivray, Lee Brown, Tom Naylor and Curtis, with fellow summer signing Louis Dennis on the bench.

It was typical friendly fare in the opening stages, with little in the way of excitement at a blustery Fratton Park.

The visitors were forced into an early change when Jack Whatmough and Gyrano Kerk clattered into the advertising hoardings, with the latter replaced by Cyriel Dessers.

But neither goalkeeper was given much to do and so the quality of the opening goal caught everyone by surprise.

Dessers rolled the ball across to Klaiber and the right-back hit a stunning long-range shot that arrowed into the top corner.

Pompey improved as the half progressed and crosses from Haunstrup and Nathan Thompson were inches away from reaching their intended targets.

Curtis did meet a free-kick from Naylor and half of the Fratton End thought his header was in, when the ball in fact flew into the side netting.

Sander van de Streek then had a chance at the other end, but his angled drive was beaten away by MacGillivray.

Curtis was proving a lively presence up front for the hosts and almost capitalised on a defensive mix-up, only to see his eventual shot blocked.

It was the Blues on top as the interval approached and Brett Pitman had an effort blocked, while Curtis was flagged offside as he converted Jamal Lowe’s cross.

The former Republic of Ireland under-21 international then did well to get a shot away, forcing David Jensen to tip the ball over.

But a leveller did arrived just before the break – and it was another goal that came right out of the top drawer.

A cross from Curtis was brought down by Pitman for WALKES, who fizzed home a fierce strike from 25 yards.

Half Time: Pompey 1 FC Utrecht 1

Pompey almost flipped the match on its head just after the restart, but Matt Clarke was unable to guide a Curtis corner on target.

Curtis was involved in every attack for the hosts, although he was unable to connect with a testing Haunstrup delivery at the far post.

The hosts were also working hard out of possession, constantly pressing their opponents to force mistakes and win the ball back.

But there was a moment of concern just past the hour mark, as Lowe limped off injured to be replaced by Gareth Evans.

Both sides then had chances to take the lead during a flurry of activity midway through the second half.

Utrecht were first up when van de Streek met Urby Emanuelson’s corner and sent a header flying narrowly over the bar.

Pompey broke straight down the other end, with Curtis’ low angled drive diverted wide by the fingertips of Jensen.

A deluge of substitutes broke up the flow of the game on 73 minutes, with the hosts making six changes.

There was still time for Utrecht to find the net from a corner, although referee Andy Davies saw an infringement and the game ended all square.

Pompey (4-4-2): MacGillivray (McGee 73); Thompson (Rose 73), Whatmough, Clarke (Burgess 73), Brown; Lowe (Evans 62), Walkes, Naylor (Close 73), Haunstrup; Pitman (c) (Hawkins 73), Curtis (Chaplin 73)
Goals: Walkes 44
Subs not used: May, Dennis

FC Utrecht (4-1-2-1-2): Jensen; Klaiber, Leeuwin, Janssen (c), van der Maarel (Guwara 83); Strieder (Troupee 61); van Overeem, Emanuelson; van de Streek (Boussaid 83); Gustafson (Joosten 83), Kerk (Dessers 9 (Gortler 73))
Goals: Klaiber 15
Subs not used: de Keijzer, Paes, Memengi

Referee: Andy Davies

Attendance: 4,299 (144 away fans)

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Ticket News

Important Utrecht Ticket Information

South Stand will not be open on Saturday

25 July 2018

View of the Fratton End at Fratton Park

Due to ongoing stadium safety works, specifically related to the concourse areas, the South Stand will not be open for Saturday’s pre-season friendly against FC Utrecht (1pm kick-off).

Any supporters who have bought tickets for this area of the ground will now be relocated to the Fratton End, which will have unreserved seating.

An area of seating in the Fratton End will be allocated for those fans who originally purchased tickets in Nelson’s Family Zone.

Portsmouth Football Club apologise for any inconvenience this may case, but public safety remains our absolute priority.

Tickets for the game are still on sale and can be bought online here, by calling 0345 646 1898 or visiting the ticket office.

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