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Match Preview | Portsmouth

28 October 2022

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Match Preview | Portsmouth

28 October 2022

Shrewsbury Town travel to Fratton Park this Saturday to take on Portsmouth FC in the Sky Bet League One.

The hosts drew their midweek game on Tuesday 1-1 at home against Oxford United. Kyle Joseph had put Oxford ahead after 15 minutes but Colby Bishop rescued a point for his side in the 78th minute.

Meanwhile, Shrewsbury travelled to Home Park on Tuesday night, where they fell to a 2-1 defeat against league leaders Plymouth Argyle. Fans paid tribute on the night to former Plymouth commentator Gordon Sparks, who passed away from cancer aged 61 earlier this month.

Salop took the lead half an hour into the game thanks to a goal from Jordan Shipley. However, Plymouth fought back in the second half with Niall Ennis equalising for his side before Morgan Whittaker grabbed the winner with seven minutes remaining.

There have been 31 games played between Shrewsbury and Portsmouth, with Salop winning 10 of those, losing 17 and drawing four. The last time these sides met in the Sky Bet League One, Pompey won the fixture away 2-1 in February this year. The reverse fixture at Fratton Park ended 1-0 to Portsmouth in August 2021.

Name: Portsmouth FC

Stadium: Fratton Park

Founded: 5th April 1898 (124 years ago)

Chairman: Michael Eisner

Manager: Danny Cowley

Record league win: 9-1 vs Notts County, Division Two, April 9th April 1927

Record league defeat: 0-10 vs Leicester City, Division One, 20th October 1928

Highest League finish: 1st, Football League First Division (first tier) on two occasions, 1948/1949 & the 1949/1950.

One to watch: Colby Bishop

25-year-old Colby Bishop is Pompey’s top scorer this campaign with eight league goals and one in the EFL Trophy. Bishop’s late equaliser in the game on Tuesday night earned his side a point against Oxford United at Fratton Park. The striker joined Portsmouth from Accrington Stanley in July this year, after being with Accrington since July 2019.


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