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Portsmouth Comeback to Draw with Port Vale



Gifted Goal Gives Port Vale Early Lead

Portsmouth hosted Port Vale on Tuesday evening in a League Two encounter that saw both teams walk away with a point. Vale started the match strong, with only eight minutes played, Pompey defender Connor Ogilvie failed to clear a cross, which allowed Matty Taylor to score from close range, giving Port Vale the lead.

Macey Mistake Doubles Vale’s Advantage

Matt Macey, the Portsmouth goalkeeper, prolonged Vale’s lead when he misjudged an attempted clearance, which was charged down by Taylor, allowing Funso Ojo to score a powerful long-range shot to double their lead before half-time.

Penalty Heartache for Bishop

Despite dominating the possession, Portsmouth struggled to create chances in the first half. Their best opportunity to halve the deficit came when Sean Raggett was fouled, and Colby Bishop was awarded a penalty. However, Bishop’s weak penalty was comfortably saved by Aidan Stone, compounding Pompey’s frustration.

Bishop atones for penalty miss

Colby Bishop made amends by converting a penalty midway through the second half after Ellis Harrison brought down Ogilvie clumsily. Pompey drew level three minutes later through substitute Michael Jacobs, whose shot found the bottom corner after Reeco Hackett’s initial effort was blocked.

The game ended 2-2, with both teams sharing the points. Portsmouth remains in third place, three points behind second-placed Cheltenham Town, while Port Vale sits in fifteenth place in the League Two table.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



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