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TONY'S TRIVIA: PORTSMOUTH

11 March 2024

Club News

TONY'S TRIVIA: PORTSMOUTH

11 March 2024

FACTS and figures relating to tomorrow’s away game at Portsmouth from Tony Bentley.

ON THIS DAY – MARCH 12

The last time Albion played a Football League game on this date was Saturday, March 12, 2022 when Fleetwood Town were the visitors. A crowd of 2,648 saw Deji Oshilaja put through his own goal when his attempted headed clearance looped over a stranded Ben Garratt to give Fleetwood an 18th minute lead. Daniel Butterworth extended the lead after 57 minutes turning home a low cross, before Oumar Niasse reduced the deficit in the 61st minute bundling home from close range. Substitute Louis Moult scored his only goal for the Brewers when he equalised in the 84th minute turning home a Sam Hughes pull back. Then Niasse completed a remarkable turnaround netting the winner in the 90th minute with a controlled finish.

On Tuesday,  March 12, 2019 the Brewers made their first ever trip to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic. Lyle Taylor put Charlton ahead from the penalty spot in the 6th minute, before Lucas Akins equalised from the penalty spot himself in the 19th minute. Ben Reeves scored, what turned out to be the winning goal, in the 33rd minute to earn a 2-1 win for the home side in front of 9,505 fans.

Fleetwood Town were again the visitors on March 12 2016 for a League One fixture. Mark Duffy gave Albion a 26th minute lead, before Wes Burns levelled proceedings in the 47th minute. Duffy grabbed his and his side’s second goal in the 63rd minute, before Fleetwood were reduced to 10 men in the 67th minute. Substitute Robbie Grant had been on the field for less than a minute when he earned a straight red card. The 2-1 win in front of 4,415 fans, kept Albion in first place in the league table.

It was a trip to Aldershot Town on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Paul McCallum put the Shots ahead in the 3rd minute, before Robbie Weir equalised in the 44th minute. Michael Symes netted the winner for Gary Rowett’s side in the 65th minute, in front of 1,568 fans.

The Brewers made their one and only trip to Edgeley Park on March 12 2011 to face Stockport County. A crowd of 4,278 saw a goalless draw, with future Burton striker Matt Paterson in the Stockport side that day, with another, Danny Rowe, on the substitutes’ bench.

PORTSMOUTH

The Brewers last visited Portsmouth on Tuesday, February 14, 2023. A crowd of 16,434 saw the match remain goalless until the 90th minute when Pompey substitute Dane Scarlett grabbed the winning goal to deny Albion a point.

It was another Tuesday night trip to Fratton Park on February 8 2022. A crowd of 13,407 saw Sean Raggett give Portsmouth a 33rd minute lead. Michael Jacobs doubled their lead four minutes before half time. Gassan Ahadme scored his first goal for the Brewers in the 50th minute, against the side whom he’d played for on loan in the first half of that season. The home side held on for the three points to beat Albion at home for the first time in six attempts.

The season before, the two sides played in an empty stadium on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Mike Fondop gave Albion a 45th minute lead with an acrobatic overhead kick. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side doubled their lead courtesy of a thunderous Joe Powell strike just two minutes into the second half. Albion were awarded a free kick 30 yards from goal. Sean Clare rolled the ball sideways for Powell to drill the ball into the bottom corner of Craig MacGillivray’s net to win the Goal of the Season. Portsmouth pulled a goal back in the 88th minute through Charlie Daniels, but it was the Brewers who won their seventh successive away game.

A crowd of 18,200 saw the Hampshire meeting on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Ollie Hawkins gave Pompey a 36th minute lead. Devante Cole equalised for Albion in the 48th, with his first goal for the club. Then Southampton loanee Jake Hesketh put Albion ahead four minutes later, again it was also his first Brewers goal. Matt Clarke made sure the points were shared when he equalised in the 57 minutes. That result meant that the first four league meetings at Fratton Park had all ended as draws.


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