That old familiar feeling as friends reunited cancel each other out

Rebecca Carter scores the only goal for Lewes against Portsmouth, Sep 17 2017 (Photo: James Boyes)

Portsmouth succumbed to a late goal for the second game in succession (Photo: James Boyes)

Lewes 1 (Carter 87)
Portsmouth 0

Familiarity ┬ámay breed contempt, but it can also breed football stalemates – and that was the perhaps inevitable outcome at the Dripping Pan today as a host of former team-mates marked each other out of a disappointingly scrappy game. Continue reading

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Promising Portsmouth performance suggests upheaval all but over

Action from Crawley Wasps v Portsmouth, July 30 2017 (Photo: Sent Her Forward)

Crawley Wasps managed to bridge the two-division gap with Portsmouth but succumbed to three quickfire second-half goals

Crawley Wasps 1 (Rabson 2)
Portsmouth 5 (R Tonks 32; Albuery 38; Bell 56; Panting 60; Stephens 63)

Portsmouth’s agonisingly long period of transition following the break-up of their championship-winning side might finally be almost at an end. Continue reading

Charlton seal clean sweep against Pompey as they tune up for cup finals

Action from Portsmouth v Charlton Athletic, April 2 2017 (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Manager Riteesh Mishra wants Charlton to treat every remaining game this season as a cup final (Photo: Jordan Hampton)

Portsmouth 0
Charlton Athletic 3 (Sullivan 20; Dixson 24; Graham 79)

Charlton Athletic limbered up for a month of cup finals with a straightforward victory over an enthusiastic and committed – but inexperienced – Portsmouth side who must be sick of the sight of them by now. Continue reading