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Portsmouth 0-0 Lincoln City

Portsmouth's first home game of the League One season ended in an uninspiring goalless draw against Lincoln.

Nearly 18,000 fans saw a dull game at Fratton Park which tested the players' fitness in sweltering conditions.

Five home debutants were unable to help break the deadlock in the first 45 minutes - Lincoln failed to have a single shot on target, whereas Pompey managed four.

Reeco Hackett had the best of those chances on 43 minutes, having two bites of the cherry. His first effort bounced off goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, but his follow-up effort under pressure was way over the crossbar.

The second half did not fare much better, although Pompey made four substitutions and Lincoln two.

The changes brought the game to life, but shots on target and goals failed to materialise as Pompey boss Danny Cowley was forced to settle for a point against his old club.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Griffiths
  • 17RaffertySubstituted forSwansonat 81'minutes
  • 28Morrison
  • 20Raggett
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 18Hackett-FairchildSubstituted forCurtisat 62'minutes
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forMingiat 70'minutes
  • 7Pack
  • 24Jacobs
  • 10PigottSubstituted forScarlettat 62'minutes
  • 9Bishop

Substitutes

  • 2Swanson
  • 5Mnoga
  • 11Curtis
  • 13Freeman
  • 19Scarlett
  • 21Oluwayemi
  • 25Mingi

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Rushworth
  • 22Eyoma
  • 15O'Connor
  • 2Poole
  • 17Robson
  • 6SandersBooked at 41mins
  • 21Sørensen
  • 8Oakley-Boothe
  • 23AdelakunSubstituted forJacksonat 77'minutes
  • 9Hopper
  • 10BishopSubstituted forMaguireat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Jackson
  • 24Roughan
  • 28Maguire
  • 29Wright
  • 32Makama
  • 36Worsfold-Gregg
  • 46Kendall
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
17,855

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Lincoln City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Lincoln City 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Zak Swanson (Portsmouth).

  4. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Colby Bishop (Portsmouth).

  6. Post update

    Regan Poole (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Ogilvie.

  8. Post update

    Marlon Pack (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Lincoln City).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Morrison (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon Pack.

  11. Post update

    Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Lincoln City).

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dane Scarlett (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Ogilvie with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Michael Morrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lasse Sørensen (Lincoln City).

  16. Post update

    Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lasse Sørensen (Lincoln City).

  18. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Portsmouth).

  19. Post update

    Chris Maguire (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

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