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23 July 2022 Venue Fratton Park Attendance 5,694 Referee Charles Breakspear

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

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Coventry City
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4-4-2
  • 1
    Josh Griffiths
    GK
  • 17
    Joe Rafferty
    DF
  • 5
    Haji Mnoga
    DF
  • 4
    Clark Robertson (C)
    DF
  • 6
    Connor Ogilvie
    DF
  • 18
    Reeco Hackett
    MF
  • 7
    Malon Pack
    MF
  • 23
    Louis Thompson
    MF
  • 24
    Michael Jacobs
    MF
  • 10
    Joe Pigott
    FW
  • 11
    Ronan Curtis
    FW

Substitutes

  • 21
    Josh Oluwayemi
    SUB
  • 8
    Ryan Tunnicliffe
    SUB
  • 9
    Colby Bishop
    SUB
  • 13
    Kieron Freeman
    SUB
  • 22
    Liam Vincent
    SUB
  • 25
    Jay Mingi
    SUB
  • 30
    Harry Jewitt-White
    SUB
  • 31
    Alfie Bridgman
    SUB
  • 32
    Dan Gifford
    SUB
  • 2
    Zak Swanson
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Danny Cowley

3-4-1-2
  • 13
    Ben Wilson
    GK
  • 15
    Dom Hyam
    DF
  • 5
    Kyle McFadzean (C)
    DF
  • 2
    Jonathan Panzo
    DF
  • 23
    Fankaty Dabo
    MF
  • 38
    Gustavo Hamer
    MF
  • 8
    Jamie Allen
    MF
  • 27
    Jake Bidwell
    MF
  • 10
    Callum O'Hare
    MF
  • 17
    Viktor Gyokeres
    FW
  • 24
    Matty Godden
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Simon Moore
    SUB
  • 31
    Tom Billson
    SUB
  • 3
    Callum Doyle
    SUB
  • 4
    Michael Rose
    SUB
  • 14
    Ben Sheaf
    SUB
  • 19
    Tyler Walker
    SUB
  • 28
    Josh Eccles
    SUB
  • 30
    Fabio Tavares
    SUB
  • 32
    Jack Burroughs
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Mark Robins

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Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Coventry

All the information you need about pre-season friendly

23 July 2022

Pompey v Coventry City

Fans attending Pompey’s only home pre-season friendly of the summer will certainly notice some changes.

The majority will be sat in the redeveloped South Stand, with this game against Coventry (3pm kick-off) acting as a test event ahead of the new League One campaign.

And there are also a host of new faces to see on the pitch, with Danny Cowley having already brought in seven players ahead of next Saturday’s trip to Sheffield Wednesday.

The visitors, meanwhile, are preparing for a third successive campaign at the second level of English football.

City claimed the League One title at the end of the interrupted 2019/20 season and finished in 12th spot last term.

Mark Robins’ men were, like Pompey, recently gearing up for a return to competitive action by training at the Pinatar Arena in Spain.

They enjoyed a 3-1 win over top-flight Nottingham Forest while they were there and have also beaten Oxford and Walsall since returning to England.

Blues fans will be keen to forget the last meeting between the two sides at Fratton Park – a League One encounter in August 2019.

The hosts threw away a two-goal lead to draw 3-3, with Coventry’s late equaliser coming after they had been reduced to nine men.

TEAM NEWS
Colby Bishop could make his first appearance for the Blues after completing his transfer from Accrington earlier in the week.

Fellow summer signings Marlon Pack, Joe Rafferty, Zak Swanson, Josh Griffiths, Joe Pigott and Josh Oluwayemi will also be hoping to make their Fratton bows.

Coventry’s squad includes a couple of former Pompey loanees – defender Dominic Hyam and striker Tyler Walker.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley ahead of the game.

HEAD TO HEAD

Overall
Pompey: 13 wins
Coventry: 16 wins
7 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 wins
Coventry: 4 wins
5 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure tickets in the redeveloped South Stand or North Lower online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.

Supporters can also purchase seats from the booth behind the Fratton End.

Please note that no matchday programme has been produced for this fixture.

The Victory Bar is open for fans from midday, but will be closed at half-time and after the game.

Click here for more information about the stadium or watch the video below to see the latest update.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistants: Andy Laver and Alex James
Fourth Official: Steve Scott

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters should note that this game is not available to watch or listen to on iFollow.

Fans not attending Fratton Park can follow updates via the match centre or on Twitter.

CLASSIC CONTEST

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Match Reports

Pompey 0 Coventry 2

Griffiths saves penalty in pre-season defeat

23 July 2022

Joe Pigott in action for Pompey against Coventry City at Fratton Park
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

Pompey were beaten by Championship opponents Coventry in their only Fratton friendly of the summer.

Viktor Gyökeres and Joe Panzo both found the target after the break, while City keeper Simon Moore made a string of fine saves at the other end.

Former Blues loanee Tyler Walker had a chance to score on his south coast return, only to see a late penalty saved by Josh Griffiths.

Those fans seated inside the redeveloped South Stand and North Lower got their first glimpses of several new signings.

Joe Pigott led the line, while there were also starts for Marlon Pack, Joe Rafferty and Griffiths, as Danny Cowley stuck with the same side that beat Leyton Orient earlier in the week.

Pompey came close to taking an early lead after Michael Jacobs and Connor Ogilvie combined well on the left.

The latter flashed a low delivery across the face of goal, but the ball was agonisingly out of reach for both Pigott and Reeco Hackett.

There were not an abundance of chances, although Callum O’Hare and Gyökeres had shots blocked in quick succession from inside the area.

Matty Godden then escaped down the right and slid a pass towards Jake Bidwell at the far post, with Joe Rafferty having to clear from the line.

Pompey were trying to force their way through the Sky Blues back-line, who were remaining resolute.

And when Rafferty swung a deep cross into the box from the right, Ben Wilson got there just before Pigott to punch clear.

Half Time: Pompey 0 Coventry 0

Michael Jacobs was withdrawn at the break, with Colby Bishop brought on for his first Pompey appearance.

But it was Coventry who broke the deadlock on 54 minutes after the hosts had gifted them possession from a free-kick.

They advanced quickly up the pitch and Gyökeres rifled a low shot into the bottom corner of Griffiths’ net.

There was an immediate response, however, and Louis Thompson would have been celebrating an equaliser had Moore not got down to make a fine save.

Pompey were suddenly in charge and it took a couple more super stops from Moore to frustrate them.

The first prevented Bishop from turning home Ogilvie’s delivery, while the second came from a deflected Ronan Curtis effort.

Coventry hit back, though, and doubled their lead on 72 minutes, as Panzo arrived at the back stick to convert Bidwell’s cross.

And Walker had an excellent chance to wrap things up just moments after being brought on as a substitute.

The striker was brought down in the box by Haji Mnoga, but his penalty was saved by the leg of Griffiths.

Pompey (4-4-2): Griffiths; Rafferty (Swanson 77), Mnoga, Robertson (c), Ogilvie; Hackett (Tunnicliffe 60), Pack, Thompson (Mingi 77), Jacobs (Bishop 46); Pigott, Curtis
Subs not used: Oluwayemi, Freeman, Vincent, Jewitt-White, Bridgman, Gifford

Coventry (3-4-1-2): Wilson (Moore 46); Hyam (Rose 73), McFadzean (c), Panzo (Doyle 73); Dabo (Burroughs 73), Hamer (Sheaf 46), Allen (Eccles 46), Bidwell; O’Hare; Gyökeres (Walker 78), Godden (Tavares 78)
Goals: Gyökeres 54, Panzo 72
Sub not used: Billson

Referee: Charles Breakspear

Attendance: 5,694 (458 away fans)

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