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Match Preview: Pompey v Wycombe

All you need to know about League One contest

6 May 2023

Pompey v Wycombe Wanderers

It is not what either set of fans wanted to be competing for, but Sunday’s Fratton Park contest sees a battle to secure eighth spot in League One.

Pompey welcome Wycombe to the south coast (12pm kick-off) knowing that a draw would be enough to remain above their opponents in the final League One standings.

The contest also provides the hosts with an opportunity to extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches ahead of the summer break.

Both sides have young managers at the helm, with John Mousinho and Matt Bloomfield former team-mates at the Chairboys.

The latter racked up more than 550 appearances for the club before hanging up his boots last summer.

He returned to take up the managerial post back in February following the departure of long-serving boss Gareth Ainsworth to QPR.

It has been a strangely quiet conclusion to the campaign for Wanderers, who in the past three years have reached the play-offs twice, with a final day drop from the Championship sandwiched between.

They triumphed 2-0 – courtesy of goals from Anis Mehmeti and Garath McCleary – when the teams met at Adams Park before Christmas.

But Wycombe are still searching for their first league win at Fratton Park, with both of their previous successes coming in cup competitions.

Ronan Curtis (knee) and Jayden Reid (knee) are both missing, while Zak Swanson is unlikely to feature after returning to training following a groin injury.

But Denver Hume and Tom Lowery have both recovered from knocks and are available for Sunday’s game.

Jack Grimmer is likely to miss out for Wycombe after suffering a concussion and the visitors could give some fringe players a chance to impress.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Sean Raggett ahead of the game.

Pompey: 6 wins
Wycombe: 5 wins
6 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 3 wins
Wycombe: 2 wins
4 draws

There are a limited number of seats still available to buy, so click here to secure your seat before they are all gone.

Click here to read our matchday guide and find out what is happening around the ground on Sunday.

It includes information on Player of the Season presentations, a tribute to departed members of the Pompey family and the playing of the national anthem.

Referee: Sunny Singh Gill
Assistants: David Harrison and Richard Morris
Fourth Official: Scott Williams

Supporters at home and abroad can watch the contest live by purchasing an iFollow match pass and visiting the match centre.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can enjoy audio commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham as usual, but will need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the game.

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.

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

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not available online).

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Pompey 2 Wycombe 2

Pack and Lane on target as Blues finish eighth

7 May 2023

Marlon Pack scores for Pompey against Wycombe Wanderers at Fratton Park
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

Pompey finished eighth in the League One standings after twice battling from behind to draw with Wycombe at Fratton Park.

Their opponents were the only side that could deny them that spot and took the lead after Garath McCleary capitalised on some sloppy play.

But the hosts did not deserve to go in behind at the break and Marlon Pack converted a corner to get them back on level terms.

A Lewis Wing stunner saw the Chairboys restore their advantage in the second half, but Paddy Lane then opened his Blues account to ensure the points would be shared.

There was plenty of love for Colby Bishop before kick-off, with the striker collecting 13 different Player of the Season awards – including the prestigious The News/Sports Mail prize.

A minute’s applause was then held to remember all members of the Pompey family who have passed away since the end of last season.

And the national anthem was also played to celebrate the previous day’s coronation of His Majesty, King Charles III and The Queen Consort.

John Mousinho made two changes from the side that secured a draw at Derby the previous weekend.

Josh Oluwayemi was given a chance to impress between the sticks, while Tom Lowery also returned, as Matt Macey and Joe Pigott dropped to the bench.

Pompey dominated possession throughout the first half and looked to get on the front foot right from the start.

They had an early opportunity when Lane’s corner was only partially cleared and Lowery was quickest to the loose ball to draw a smart stop from Max Stryjek.

Joe Rafferty then collected a Lowery pass and played the ball across the box for Connor Ogilvie, whose close-range effort was somehow kept out by the Chairboys keeper.

The visitors were dangerous on the break, though, and Oluwayemi had to parry away a drilled McCleary attempt.

There were calls for a penalty midway through the half when Bishop went to turf under Chris Forino’s challenge, but referee Sunny Singh Gill was not convinced.

And instead it was Wycombe who broke the deadlock on 31 minutes, just after Tjay De Barr had angled a shot just wide.

Oluwayemi tried to pass the ball out to Rafferty, but it was intercepted by McCleary, who fired past the keeper.

Pompey were remaining patient in their search for a response, ignoring cries of ‘shoot’ from the crowd and trying to pass their way through.

They almost hit back when the ball landed for Lane, only for his strike to be turned around the post by Stryjek.

But the leveller did arrive just before the break, as Jacobs took a corner after his initial effort had led to Bishop’s header being deflected wide.

The second attempt was delivered towards PACK at the near post and he sent a fine header past Stryjek and into the net.

Half Time: Pompey 1 Wycombe 1

There was an opportunity for Joe Morrell immediately after the action restarted, but he could not keep his shot down.

But Wycombe restored their lead on 54 minutes thanks to Wing’s stunning opportunistic strike from 45 yards that flew over the helpless Oluwayemi and into the net.

And the keeper was soon forced off after trying to claim a loose ball and taking a nasty whack to the head from Sam Vokes.

Macey quickly readied himself to come on, while Jacobs also made way as Joe Pigott added some fresh attacking legs.

Pompey were still trying to pass their way through and showcasing some neat football that was just lacking the final touch.

It might have arrived following a spot of pinball in the Wanderers box on 69 minutes that ended with Lane’s shot being blocked.

But they were level moments later, as Pigott whipped in a cross from the left and LANE stooped to head it into the opposite corner.

They might have scored again when Lowery found Ogilvie in the box, but the defender sent his header past the post.

And Pigott went even closer as the game neared its conclusion, with his clipped effort superbly tipped over by Stryjek.

There was also another excellent chance for Ogilvie, who met Lowery’s cross and headed narrowly over the bar.

The defender also drew a stoppage-time save from Stryjek as Pompey had to be content with a draw to conclude the campaign.

Pompey (4-3-3): Oluwayemi (Macey 64); Rafferty, Bernard, Towler, Ogilvie; Lowery, Pack (c), Morrell; Lane, Bishop, Jacobs (Pigott 64)
Goals: Pack 44, Lane 72
Booked: Pack
Subs not used: Raggett, Robertson, Thompson, Dale, Scarlett

Wycombe (4-2-3-1): Stryjek; McCarthy, Forino, Tafazolli, Jacobson (c) (Obita 73); Wing, Scowen; Wheeler, De Barr (Campbell 60), McCleary (Freeman 60); Vokes (Hanlan 89)
Goals: McCleary 31, Wing 54
Booked: Wing
Subs not used: Cartwright, Willis, Gape

Referee: Sunny Singh Gill

Attendance: 18,286 (951 away fans)

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