Portsmouth 0-0 Lincoln City – BBC Sport

Portsmouth’s first home game of the League One season ended in an uninspiring goalless draw against Lincoln.

Nearly 18,000 fans saw a dull game at Fratton Park which tested the players’ fitness in sweltering conditions.

Five home debutants were unable to help break the deadlock in the first 45 minutes – Lincoln failed to have a single shot on target, whereas Pompey managed four.

Reeco Hackett had the best of those chances on 43 minutes, having two bites of the cherry. His first effort bounced off goalkeeper Carl Rushworth, but his follow-up effort under pressure was way over the crossbar.

The second half did not fare much better, although Pompey made four substitutions and Lincoln two.

The changes brought the game to life, but shots on target and goals failed to materialize as Pompey boss Danny Cowley was forced to settle for a point against his old club.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Griffiths
  • 17RaffertySubstituted forSwansonthat 81′minutes
  • 28Morrison
  • 20Raggett
  • 6Ogilvie
  • 18Hackett-FairchildSubstituted forCurtisthat 62′minutes
  • 23ThompsonSubstituted forMingithat 70′minutes
  • 7Pack
  • 24Jacobs
  • 10PigottSubstituted forScarlettthat 62′minutes
  • 9Bishop

Substitutes

  • 2Swanson
  • 5Many
  • 11Curtis
  • 13Freeman
  • 19Scarlett
  • 21Oluwayemi
  • 25Mingi

Lincoln City

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Rushworth
  • 22Eyoma
  • 15O’Connor
  • 2Poole
  • 17Robson
  • 6SandersBooked at 41mins
  • 21Sørensen
  • 8Oakley-Boothe
  • 23AdelakunSubstituted forJacksonthat 77′minutes
  • 9Hops
  • 10BishopSubstituted forMaguirethat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Jackson
  • 24Roughan
  • 28Maguire
  • 29Wright
  • 32Makama
  • 36Worsfold-Gregg
  • 46Kendall

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