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The distraction of the cup can be a welcome one, but for both of these teams, who sit in good positions in League One, it’s more of an unwelcome one as they both will be wanting to concentrate on their respective promotion bids.

Portsmouth endured a slow start to the season but have had an upturn in form recently and will want to win here to keep their run going… winning can never be a bad habit.

Ipswich Town have made nine changes for this Cup tie, whilst Portsmouth remain unchanged and keep the team that has kickstarted their recent good form.


Ipswich Town XI: Cornell (GK), Donacien, Nsiala (c), McGuinness, Kenlock, McGavin, Huws, Nolan, Bennetts, Hawkins, Sears

Portsmouth XI: MacGillivray (GK), Johnson, Raggett, Nicolaisen, Pring, Naylor (c), Cannon, Harness, Curtis, Williams, Marquis

Ipswich Subs: Holy (GK), Wilson, Judge, Lankester, Edwards, Jackson, Norwood

Portsmouth Subs: Bass (GK), Mnoga, Downing, Morris, Close, Hiwula-Mayifuila, Harrison


0′ Ipswich get the game underway after a minute silence to remember those who fought for our country during World War 1.

5′ Slow start to the game as neither side have really been able to string any sort of attack together.


Ronan Curtis drills a free kick low from 25 yards out and it rattles the inside of the post and deflects off the back of Cornell and into the Ipswich net. Ipswich 0-1 Portsmouth


A ball in from the right hand side from Harness is cleared only as far as Andy Cannon, who rolls the ball across to Naylor on the edge of the box and his side footed effort takes a couple of deflections before rolling into the bottom left corner.

Ipswich 0-2 Portsmouth

Live reaction on the BBC of Pompey’s First

15′ Rasmus Nicolaisen needs treatment after former Pompey man, Oliver Hawkins lands awkwardly on the back of his heel.

19′ Ipswich are trying hard to carve out their first real attack. Nolan plays a ball down the left for Sears, he beats the full-back but the eventual cross is disappointing and deflects behind for a corner.


Bennetts whips a ball in from the right and it’s met by the head of Hawkins, but his header loops wide.

23′ Early change for Pompey as Andy Cannon limps off and is replaced by Ben Close

27′ Yellow card for Hawkins after another late challenge on Nicolaisen.


Great ball across the pitch from Marquis to Close, who does well to play a precise through ball to Ronan Curtis, he hits a powerful strike first time and forces a fine stop from Cornell down to his right.

34′ Mix up at the back from Ipswich as a short back pass is read by Ryan Williams, the ball eventually drops to Harness but he smashed it far and wide. Chance wasted.

38′ Poor challenge on Curtis from Donacien, somehow he escapes a booking this time.


Long ball over the top from the Ipswich centre-back falls to Nolan, his initial touch is poor and allows Sean Raggett to intercept, however the defender then makes a mess of the clearance and Nolan punishes him with a fierce strikes into the bottom corner. Ipswich 1-2 Portsmouth


Ipswich 1-2 Portsmouth

Portsmouth took an early lead and doubled it just two minutes later, they then went on to control the game and looked very comfortable, that was until some poor defending allowed Ipswich to grab a goal and get back into the game just before the break. Game on.


46′ Pompey get the second half underway.


Corner whipped in for Ipswich and it almost sneaks in at the near post, the effort is saved by MacGillivary before being scrambled clear by Pompey.

50′ Another change for Pompey as young full-back Haji Mnoga replaces Callum Johnson.

56′ Brett McGavin whips a dangerous ball across the face of the goal but no one is there to meet it as the ball flies out for a Portsmouth goal kick.


Ronan Curtis does well to weave his way through on the edge of the box and has a strike, he hits it well but it is straight at Cornell in the Ipswich goal.

62, First change for Ipswich as Oliver Hawkins comes off for James Norwood.


Another ball over the top splits the Pompey defence and James Norwood capitalises by latching onto it and sliding it past MacGillivray.

Ipswich 2-2 Portsmouth

67′ Another Ipswich change as Keanan Bennetts is replaced by Gwion Edwards.


A fierce long range strike from Edwards is saved well by MacGillivray.

74′ Last Pompey change as Ellis Harrison replaces Ronan Curtis


Harness gives the ball away to Donacien who’s cross is cleared only as far as the next Ipswich man, who floats the ball to the back post and it is met by Edwards, his header is weak and saved comfortably.


Another chance for Ipswich as Emyr Huws meets the corner but directs his header just wide.


Marquis slides Harrison through on the left and he whips a ball across for Williams, the forward tries to stretch for it but simply cannot connect with it. Better from Pompey.

87′ Yellow Card for Cameron Pring

90+2, CHANCE

Edwards does brilliantly down the right and floats a ball to the back post, it’s headed back across goal and causes a goalmouth scramble but Portsmouth eventually get it away.

90+3′ CHANCE

Huge chance for Pompey to steal it, the ball is cut back to Ben Close who somehow puts the ball over from 6 yards out.

FULL TIME. A dominant second half from Ipswich forces the tie to extra-time. The coverage continues…

Ipswich 2-2 Portsmouth


91′ Extra time gets underway and there is a change for Pompey as Bryn Morris replaces Marquis.


A fierce strike from Williams on the edge of the box is saved comfortably by Cornell.


Marcus Harness breaks through the heart of the Ipswich defence and shoots at goal, it is a great strike but sadly for the midfielder it rebounds back off the post.


Another chance for Pompey as Pring floats the ball to the back post and it’s met by Harrison, his header is saved by Cornell.

102′ Huws is replaced by Alan Judge for Ipswich.


Portsmouth with the better chances in the first half of extra time but penalties seem a big possibility.


106′ Second half of extra time gets underway.


Edwards does well to weave onto his left foot but drags his shot from the edge of the box wide.


Pompey look like they have snatched a winner in extra time as Nicolaisen gets on the end of Harness’s free kick redirects it into the path of Sean Raggett who smashes it into the empty net! Ipswich 2-3 Portsmouth.

112′ James Norwood sees yellow for dissent after claiming the goal was offside.

118′ The game has become scrappy as it winds down to a close, Pompey lead and seem to be hanging on.

120+2′ CHANCE

Mnoga finds himself with just the keeper to beat as he lofts the ball over the onrushing David Cornell, sadly for the 18-year-old the chip goes just over the bar, so close to his first professional goal.


Ipswich Town 2-3 Portsmouth

Portsmouth triumph after extra time as a controversial late Sean Raggett goal sees them go into the hat for the second round of the FA Cup.

Ipswich Town 2-3 Portsmouth

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