Date: 4th August 2018 at 6:12pm
Written by:
Portsmouth
1 – 0
Luton Town

Fratton Park

League One

4/08/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 19014

Referee: Gavin Ward

Portsmouth Luton Town
Lowe (16)
MacGillivray Stech
Thompson 71 Justin
 
91
Whatmough Pearson
Clarke Sheehan
 
Brown
 
Potts
 
Lowe Grant
Naylor McCormack
 
87
Walkes 60 Lee
Haunstrup Mpanzu
Curtis
 
Collins
Pitman 45 Cornick 78

Substitutes

McGee Shea
Burgess 71 Bradley 91
Hawkins 45 Stacey
Donuhue Shinnie 78
Chaplin Jervis 87
Evans Rea
Close 60 Gambin

Game Statistics

6 Goal attempts 10
3 On Target 2
4 Corners 6
20 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 4
0 Red Cards 0
42 % 58

The Hatters first match back in League One, after a 10-year absence, saw them lose narrowly.

However, despite the loss the Hatters travelling support, which totalled 2,392, will take great heart from a performance whereby a win wouldn’t have flattered Luton.

Trailing at half-time, to a goal in the 16th minute from Jamal Lowe, a player who was rated as doubtful before the match, the Hatters put on a better display in the second half.

Such was the Hatters second-half dominance, it was the away support that you could hear with the Pompey chimes silenced.

But, luck wasn’t on Luton’s side with the best chance they carved out seeing a shot from Collins hit the crossbar.

Nathan Jones rung the changes bringing on three substitutes in order to get that elusive goal but it wasn’t to be with the home side hanging on to register the victory.

Next up for the Hatters, in League One, is a home fixture against Sunderland, hopefully, the Hatters will have better luck in this fixture.

 

4 Replies to “Portsmouth 1 Luton 0 – The Hatters Fail To Improve On Dismal Record At Fratton Park”

  • As a Pompey fan, I thought Luton deserved something from today‚Äôs game. Their passing game was outstanding. I am sure they will have more luck elsewhere.

  • Luton were excellent and deserved to win. How we managed to hang on for a win I really don’t know! Hopefully the result will give us confidence if not the performance!

  • Luton deserved something without doubt but why did Jones wait so long before bringing on fresh legs in the scorching heat? Sending on Bradley and Jervis in the final three minutes was head scratching.

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