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Match Previews

Match Preview: Charlton v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

17 October 2022

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Charlton Athletic v Pompey

Television audiences will soon be getting used to watching Pompey in League One action on the box.

This evening’s contest at Charlton (8pm kick-off) is the first of three matches in seven weeks to have been selected for live broadcast.

Next months’ Fratton clash with Derby and a trip to Wycombe in early December have also been chosen to entertain armchair supporters.

But first up is a meeting with an Addicks outfit who are sitting 14th in the standings, with six fewer points than their visitors, having played two games more.

Ben Garner’s men have saved their best form for fixtures at The Valley and are yet to be beaten there this season.

They have won three and drawn three on home soil in the league, with a couple of cup successes thrown in for good measure.

Charlton had been on a seven-match winless run before their last match in London – a 4-2 victory over Exeter six days ago.

Pompey were unfortunate to be held to a 2-2 draw on their last visit to SE7, while the Addicks enjoyed a 2-1 win at Fratton Park back in January.

Tom Lowery (hamstring) and Joe Rafferty (stomach) have both returned to training, but Louis Thompson (leg) is still missing.

The home side will be without the injured pair of Diallang Jaiyesimi (ankle) and Miles Leaburn (ankle).

Former Pompey players Craig MacGillivray and Jayden Stockley are likely to be involved in Charlton’s matchday squad.

Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Josh Koroma ahead of the game.

Pompey: 46
Charlton: 38
28 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 27 wins
Charlton: 18 wins
11 draws

Referee: John Busby
Assistants: Mark Russell and Andrew Aylott
Fourth Official: Sam Purkiss

Pompey have sold out their initial allocation of tickets, but a limited number will be sold at Charlton this evening. Click here for more details.

Supporters travelling by train should note that engineering works mean a bus replacement service is in operation between Guildford and Havant.

A direct service has been laid on that departs London Waterloo at 11.05pm. It is 10-coach train, with the rear five coaches detaching at Eastleigh and calling at Fareham, Fratton, Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour.

Supporters based in the UK can watch the match live on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from around 7pm.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with accompanying commentary.

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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 Tuesday.

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

Pompey are the 31/20 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 13/8.

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Match Reports

Charlton 3 Pompey 0

Pack sent off as Blues beaten at The Valley

17 October 2022

Clark Robertson in action for Pompey at Charlton Athletic
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

Pompey endured a miserable trip to the capital as they were beaten 3-0 in a televised clash with Charlton.

They fell behind to Ryan Inniss’ header after an encouraging opening and Corey Blackett-Taylor ensured the hosts were comfortable at the break.

The Blues made a positive response early in the second half, only for Marlon Pack to be sent off and Eoghan O’Connell to score from the resulting free-kick.

Danny Cowley stuck with the same side – and bench – that drew with Fleetwood on home soil in their last outing.

Tom Lowery and Joe Rafferty had both returned to training following a spells on the sidelines, but were not yet considered ready for selection.

Former Fratton loanee Jayden Stockley was selected up front for the home side, with Craig MacGillivray named among the substitutes.

It was Pompey who made the brighter start and some nice passing play led to their first chance of the game.

A teasing Clark Robertson cross had to be headed out for a throw and when the ball was worked across to Josh Koroma, he fired narrowly wide from the edge of the box.

The visitors then almost took the lead on nine minutes, as Joe Morrell found Colby Bishop and his header was tipped over by Joe Wollacott.

But instead they fell behind, with a corner played to Scott Fraser and his cross nodded home by Inniss at the back post.

Pompey tried to fight back and O’Connell made a key block when Dane Scarlett tried to slide the ball across for Bishop.

Scarlett then thought he had been fouled when trying to meet a teasing Robertson delivery, but referee John Busby disagreed.

The Blues were being undone by some sloppy play, though, and when Michael Morrison lost possession, Blackett-Taylor broke quickly and scuffed a shot narrowly wide.

Fraser then stole the ball from Koroma and Charlie Kirk played an incisive pass through for Blackett-Taylor to calmly slot home.

Pack came close to reducing the deficit late in the first half, but his 25-yard free-kick rippled the side netting after Owen Dale had been upended.

Charlton finished on top, however, and Pack eventually hacked clear after a corner led to a spot of pinball in the area.

Jes Rak-Sakyi then bulldozed his way forward and hit a fierce shot that Josh Griffiths did brilliantly to beat away.

Half Time: Charlton 2 Pompey 0

Cowley made a double switch at the break, with Morrison and Koroma replaced by Zak Swanson and Michael Jacobs.

The latter immediately looked lively and fired one shot wide before sending in a corner that somehow evaded everyone on its way out of play.

But it took another superb stop from Griffiths to stop the visitors falling further behind, with the keeper getting his fingertips to a curling effort from Blackett-Taylor.

A foul on Morrell gave Jacobs a chance with a 25-yard free-kick and although it was on target, Wollacott was not overly troubled.

The Blues were dealt a blow just past the hour mark, however, when the midfielder went down injured and had to be replaced by Ronan Curtis.

And there was more bad news to come moments later after the already booked Pack was penalised for a foul on Fraser.

It initially looked as though Busby would take no further action, but Stockley was quickly in his face and the official decided that the midfielder should be dismissed.

Charlton immediately made the most of their numerical advantage, as the free-kick from Fraser was headed in by O’Connell.

Cowley responded with another double switch, bringing on Reeco Hackett and Jay Mingi for Scarlett and Dale.

And Pompey kept battling away in the closing stages to ensure the Addicks were unable to add a gloss to the scoreline, with Griffiths getting down low to deal with a late Albie Morgan strike.

Charlton (4-4-2): Wollcaott; Egbo, Inniss, O’Connell, Sessegnon (Clare 77); Rak-Sakyi (Payne 71), Dobson, Fraser (McGrandles 79), Blackett-Taylor (Morgan 71); Stockley (c) (Aneke 77), Kirk
Goals: Inniss 17, Blackett-Taylor 31, O’Connell 67
Booked: Sessegnon, Dobson, Morgan
Subs not used: MacGillivray, Campbell

Pompey (4-4-2): Griffiths; Ogilvie, Morrison (Swanson 46), Raggett, Robertson (c); Dale (Mingi 68), Morrell, Pack, Koroma (Jacobs 46 (Curtis 62)); Scarlett (Hackett 68), Bishop
Sent off: Pack (two yellow cards)
Booked: Morrell
Subs not used: Oluwayemi, Pigott

Referee: John Busby

Attendance: 13,456 (2,374 Pompey fans)

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