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Match Result: Portsmouth 2 Bournemouth 2 (HT 1-1)
Pompey win 4-3 on Penalties after shoot-out Pompey Live report here
Attendance: 5,979 Scorers: Rodgers (44) Howard (66) Howard, Walker, Harris, Rodgers (pens)
Pompey: Andersen, Connolly, Long, Thompson, Harley, Dumbuya, Russell, Howard, Harris, Rodgers, McLeod. Subs: Eastwood, Walker, Williamson, Clifford, Webster
Pompey Beat Bournemouth On Penalties by Neil Weld at Fratton Park
Pompey 2-2 Bournemouth (Pompey win 4-3 on penalties)
Pompey held their nerve to beat Bournemouth on penalties and reach the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
The Blues scored all four of their spot-kicks, while Mikkel Andersen denied Lee Barnard and Marc Pugh hit the decisive spot-kick over the bar.
Earlier Pompey had twice come from behind to level against their south coast neighbours.
First Luke Rodgers finished a fine attacking move to cancel out Shaun MacDonald's headed opener.
MacDonald then restored the Cherries' advantage with a fine strike, but again the Blues came back to equalise thanks to an exquisite finish from Brian Howard.
Michael Appleton made four changes from the side that were beaten by Oldham in the league three days earlier.
Josh Thompson made his debut in the centre of defence alongside Kevin Long, who returned from suspension.
There were also starts for Ashley Harris wide on the left and Luke Rodgers up front.
Liam Walker dropped to the bench, while Johnny Ertl and Jack Compton missed out completely and Jordan Obita began a three-match ban for his red card against the Latics.
Bournemouth handed a start to former Blues star Richard Hughes, but it was another member of their diamond midfielder that opened the scoring after just five minutes.
MacDonald rose above Long to meet Simon Francis' cross and send a header goalwards that Andersen could only help into the net.
The Cherries totally dominated the opening stages and MacDonald and Steve Cook both sent shots flying past the post.
Pompey finally threatened on 14 minutes when skipper Howard played a neat one-two with Izale McLeod and stung Shwan Jalal's fingertips with a fierce strike from distance.
Rodgers then sent a shot narrowly wide after making space for himself on the edge of the Bournemouth box.
But the visitors were still looking dangerous going forward and Wes Fogden drilled inches past the post after latching onto a fine threaded pass from Josh McQuoid.
Bournemouth were passing the ball around nicely, while Pompey looked laboured in possession.
The Blues had a couple of half-chances, but both Harris and McLeod failed to find the target.
It looked like they would go in behind at the break, but a fine flowing move saw them equalise just before the whistle.
Howard's superb pass from deep found Dumbuya, who took a fine first touch and sent in a low cross from the right for RODGERS to turn home from close range.
Half Time: Pompey 1 Bournemouth 1
Appleton made a change at the start of the second half with a fit-again Lee Williamson replacing Thompson.
It was still Bournemouth looking the more fluent side, though, and Andersen did well to deny Fogden, while Lewis Grabban's dangerous low cross evaded everyone on its way out of play.
Rodgers then had a soft shout for a penalty turned down at the other end, before the Cherries broke up the pitch and Grabban headed narrowly over.
But the Blues' resistance was broken on 59 minutes when Harry Arter's corner found MacDonald on the edge of the box and the midfielder drilled an unstoppable shot into the top corner.
Still the Cherries attacked and when Andersen could only parry Grabban's effort, Jon Harley was forced to head clear from right underneath his own bar.
Fogden then sent a shot crashing against the post as the Blues tried to hang onto the visitors' coat-tails.
But Pompey were level thanks to a moment of undoubted quality on 66 minutes.
HOWARD was given time to run at the Cherries defence, then moved the ball onto his left foot before curling a stunning strike round Jalal and into the net.
MacDonald had an immediate chance to score his and Bournemouth's third, but blazed over with just Andersen to beat.
Andersen then parried clear Fogden's drive, while Darel Russell was on-hand to block the follow-up from substitute Barnard.
Both sides had chances to win the game in normal time near the end, but Howard's free-kick was saved by Jalal before Barnard blazed over at the far post.
Pompey were given a boost right at the start of the penalty shoot-out when Andersen kept out Barnard's strike.
Howard, Liam Walker, Harris and Rodgers all found the net with aplomb tp put the heat on the Cherries.
And Pugh then fired wildly over the bar to get the Fratton faithful singing about Wembley.
Pompey: Andersen; Connolly (Clifford 76), Thompson (Williamson 46), Long, Harley; Dumbuya, Russell, Howard (c), Harris; Rodgers, McLeod (Walker 63)
Goals: Rodgers 45, Howard 66
Booked: Howard, Long
Subs not used: Eastwood, Webster
Bournemouth: Jalal; Francis, Elphick, Addison (c), Cook; Arter, Hughes (Partington 88), Fogden (Pugh 86), MacDonald; McQuoid (Barnard 68), Grabban
Goals: MacDonald 5, 59
Booked: Fogden, Hughes
Subs not used: Flahavan, Zubar
Referee: Roger East
PREVIEW Posted by kylewhitworth ⋅ September 4, 2012
Pompey return to Fratton Park to face opponents Bournemouth for the second time in just over two weeks. Tonights fixture is a Pompey debut in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, and Michael Appleton will be hoping for a home victory to kick start the blues season. Bournemouth manager Paul Groves will also be hoping for progression in this tournament, as the Cherries are also winless this season.
Pompey will be without Jordan Obita who saw red in Saturdays home defeat by Oldham, meaning local lad Ashley Harris may be given starting berth after impressing recently as a substitute.
Michael Appleton will welcome back Kevin Long, after the on loan Burnley defender sat out the Oldham fixture following his dismissal at Carlisle.
Former Celtic defender Josh Thompson is likely to feature after narrowly missing out on Saturday due to a delay in paperwork.
Lee Williamson is not expected to win his battle against a hamstring injury and will not be involved, with a view to being used in Sundays trip to Crawley.
Bournemouth will welcome back midfielder Harry Arter who missed their defeat to Sheffield Utd through suspension.
Former Fratton favourite Richard Hughes is likely to get game time after appearing as a second half substitute against Sheffield Utd. This league cup fixture may be the perfect opportunity to build some match fitness for the Scot, who played 131 times for Pompey.
Josh McQuoid will be fit to feature after returning from a foot injury and long term absentee Wes Fogden will be hoping to build on a 15 minute appearance at Bramall Lane.
PHOTO: Josh Thompson
These two sides met on the first day of the season, with a 1-1 draw the outcomes. Southampton loanee Lee Barnard cancelled out Izale McLeod’s first half Pompey opener.
Pompey and Bournemouth have met 17 times in all competitions, the Fratton Park side having the upper hand winning 8 games.
This the first fixture for Pompey in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and while a march to Wembley would bring a much needed wave of excitement, a win on home soil would do much to boost the confidence throughout the club, especially at the expense of another south coast rival.
Team Line Ups
Likely Pompey Side : Andersen, Harley, Long, Thompson, Dumbuya, Russell, Walker, Howard, Compton, Rodgers, McLeod
Likely Bournemouth Side : Jalal, Francis, Zubar, Addison, Partington, McQuoid, Pugh, Hughes, O’Kane, Tubbs, Barnard