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Match Preview: Ipswich v Pompey

All you need to know about Papa John’s Trophy contest

22 November 2022

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Ipswich Town v Pompey

The focus of football fans around the globe is currently on events in Qatar, as 32 nations battle it out to lift the World Cup.

It is not quite so glamorous for Pompey this evening, however, as their attention is on trying to reach the third round of the Papa Johns Trophy by beating Ipswich at Portman Road (7.45pm kick-off).

Danny Cowley’s side finished as runners-up in Southern Group B to progress to this stage of the competition.

Their opponents, meanwhile, topped their own group to ensure they would be guaranteed a home tie.

Kieran McKenna’s side thrashed Northampton 6-0 and also beat Arsenal’s youngsters before being narrowly beaten at Cambridge.

The Tractor Boys are currently flying high in League One and Saturday’s televised win at Exeter means they now sit just two points behind leaders Plymouth.

A 3-0 success at Bracknell earlier this month also means they have progressed to the second round of the FA Cup, where another non-league side await in the shape of Buxton.

Pompey were narrowly beaten at Portman Road back in October, with a brace of Colby Bishop penalties not enough to ensure they left Suffolk with any points.

In the event of a draw after 90 minutes, tonight’s tie will be settled by a penalty shoot-out.

Pompey remain without Michael Jacobs (hamstring), Tom Lowery (hamstring), Joe Rafferty (stomach), Jayden Reid (knee) and Louis Thompson (leg).

Joe Morrell is away on World Cup duty with Wales in Qatar, while Joe Pigott cannot feature against his former club.

Former Pompey striker Gassan Ahadme is cup tied after appearing for Burton in the competition earlier this season, while Conor Chaplin is trying to shake off a knock.

Kyle Edwards is suspended, while there are also injury doubts over Leif Davis and Janoi Donacien, but Greg Leigh is available again after recovering from a leg fracture.

Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Ronan Curtis ahead of the game.

Pompey: 16 wins
Ipswich: 21 wins
13 draws

On the road
Pompey: 10 wins
Ipswich: 10 wins
6 draws

Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Paul Evans and Conor Farrell
Fourth Official: Sam Mulhall

Pompey fans are no longer able to buy tickets for this fixture and they will not be sold at Portman Road this evening.

Click here to read a guide for away fans that has been produced by Ipswich.

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 also 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 Wednesday.

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

Ipswich are the 17/20 favourites with VBET to progress inside 90 minutes, while Pompey can be backed at 29/10.

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Match Reports

Ipswich 0 Pompey 2

Scarlett and Swanson on target in Papa Johns Trophy

22 November 2022

Dane Scarlett scores for Pompey at Ipswich in the Papa Johns Trophy
Photo: Simon Davies/Pro Sports Images

Dane Scarlett and Zak Swanson were on target as Pompey beat Ipswich and booked their place in the last 16 of the Papa Johns Trophy.

They had earlier soaked up a lot of pressure before Scarlett’s neat finish stunned their hosts just before the interval at Portman Road.

Both sides had chances to add to the scoring in the second half, but the Blues made sure of their progress when substitute Swanson slotted home in stoppage-time.

Danny Cowley made seven changes from the side that drew with Derby in the league on Friday night.

Scarlett, Owen Dale, Jay Mingi and Connor Ogilvie were the only players to keep their spot in the starting line-up.

Josh Oluwayemi was selected between the sticks, with Denver Hume, Kieron Freeman and Michael Morrison named in defence, the latter wearing the captain’s armband.

The others to return to the team were Ryan Tunnicliffe, Ronan Curtis and Reeco Hackett, while an experienced bench included leading marksman Colby Bishop.

Marcus Harness was selected by the hosts to face his former club, but the injured Conor Chaplin and cup-tied Gassan Ahadme were both absent.

Ipswich made the brighter start and almost took an early lead when Greg Leigh got on the end of Sam Morsy’s delivery, only for Oluwayemi to save with his legs.

Kayden Jackson then sent a shot over the bar from inside the box after being teed-up by Kane Vincent-Young.

And the well-placed Panutche Camara could not make a clean enough connection with Leigh’s cross, sending his header bouncing down into the turf and wide.

But the Blues suddenly found their rhythm towards the end of the first half and began to trouble the Tractor Boys defence.

Dale was a lively presence on the right and sent an effort flying into the arms of Václav Hladký after collecting an incisive Curtis pass.

And he was involved again when the deadlock was broken on 43 minutes, advancing forward before eventually being unable to get past George Edmundson.

The ball flew into the path of SCARLETT, however, and his precise low shot clipped the inside of the post on its way into the net.

The Blues amazingly then had two opportunities to extend their lead in stoppage-time, with Dale’s effort beaten away by Hladký following good work by Hackett.

And Dale soon took advantage of some sloppy play from the hosts to find Scarlett, but the loanee could not quite manage to lift his shot over Hladký.

Half Time: Ipswich 0 Pompey 1

The home support grew increasingly frustrated by some more questionable defending once the action restarted.

And they might have been punished by some neat passing play from Pompey soon after, but Dale could only curl a shot into the hands of Hladký.

Freeman then combined well with Hackett down the right and the latter’s cross was met by a Morrison header that landed on the roof of the net.

Pompey collected a couple of silly bookings around the hour mark, with Morrison punished for taking too long over a free-kick and Dale for kicking the ball away after conceding a foul.

Ipswich were beginning to apply some pressure, but Scarlett tried to hit back with an audacious attempt from just inside the opposition half that a nervous Hladký was able to deal with.

Cowley freshened things up with a quadruple change on 67 minutes, as Clark Robertson, Sean Raggett, Swanson and Bishop replaced Ogilvie, Mingi, Freeman and Hackett.

It saw a switch to a three-man defence, with Dale moving to right wing-back and Swanson taking up a midfield role.

The Tractor Boys were doing their best to find a leveller, but Oluwayemi was being well protected by his outfield colleagues.

Pompey’s final change came on 79 minutes, as Scarlett – who appeared to have picked up an earlier knock – made way for Josh Koroma.

The newcomer might have wrapped things up after beating Hladký in a race for the ball, but Edmundson came to his keeper’s rescue.

But the Blues were remaining resolute in their efforts to see out the closing stages, as the Tractor Boys applied pressure.

The victory was assured right at the death, however, as the visitors broke up the pitch and Koroma played in SWANSON to slot home.

Ipswich (3-4-2-1): Hladký; Woolfenden (Burgess 62), Keogh, Edmundson; Vincent-Young, Morsy (c), Humphreys, Leigh (Burns 62); Camara (Armin 75), Harness (Siziba 24); Jackson
Booked: Morsy
Subs not used: Coleman, Agbaje, Ladapo

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Oluwayemi; Freeman (Swanson 67), Morrison (c), Ogilvie (Robertson 67), Hume; Tunnicliffe, Mingi (Raggett 67); Dale, Hackett (Bishop 67), Curtis; Scarlett (Koroma 79)
Goals: Scarlett 43, Swanson 90+4
Booked: Morrison, Dale, Koroma
Subs not used: Griffiths, Gifford

Referee: Tom Nield

Attendance: 5,686 (245 Pompey fans)

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