Pompey vs Shrewsbury at Fratton Park

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Pompey maintained their unbeaten start to the 2018-2019 season, but had to battle from behind to secure a 1-1 draw with Shrewsbury at Fratton Park.

Greg Docherty capitalised on some sloppy Pompey defending to fire the visitors into the lead after the interval.

But Pompey striker Brett Pitman levelled from the spot late on after Nathan Thompson had been fouled by Alex Gilliead inside the box.

After the game Pompey striker Pitman, who thought he should’ve had a second penalty chance, said: Pitman said: “It was one of those that in the middle of the pitch you would get all the time.

“Defenders always get away with holding on to you and not making any attempt to go for the ball – literally pinning you so you can’t move.

“The linesman gave the second one. I couldn’t see whether it was or wasn’t, but the lads in the dressing room said it was.

“I think it made it more difficult that I’d taken one in midweek because they watch videos and know where you put it.

“You’ve just got to pick your spot and make sure you hit it properly. I always practice on a Friday and know where I’m going to go.

“If you strike it well and it goes into the corner then it should go in, even if the keeper goes the right way. If it doesn’t then you say fair play for saving it.”

Pompey’s next clash at Fratton Park will be against Wycome Wanders on the 22nd September.