Match Report: Pompey vs Doncaster

Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

New signing Omar Bogle scored on his Fratton Park debut as Pompey fought from behind to draw 1-1 with Doncaster.

Pompey trailed at halftime thanks to a Mallik Wilks’ finish. Pompey controlled much of the first half of play but bad defending led to the opening goal for Doncaster. Pompey’s form recovered recovered in the second period to get a foothold back in the contest.

Bogle struck in the second half to return the Blues to level terms with his first Fratton Park goal.

The draw ended a three-match losing run, but also saw Pompey drop out of the automatic promotion places.

Kenny Jackett made four changes from the side that were narrowly beaten by Luton earlier in the week.

There were starts for Ben Close, Dion Donohue and a fit-again Nathan Thompson, with Bryn Morris suffering from an ankle injury.

Anton Walkes and Brett Pitman dropped out of the matchday squad, with Gareth Evans on the bench, meaning Tom Naylor took the captain’s armband.

Jackett made his final substitution of the match on 77 minutes, as Evans came on for Bogle to add some fresh legs to the forward line as Pompey looked to push on for a winning goal.