Blues held to draw at Salisbury

Salisbury held Pompey to a 2-2 draw. Picture: Joe Pepler
Salisbury held Pompey to a 2-2 draw. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Pompey were held to a 2-2 draw by Southern League Salisbury in their latest pre-season friendly.

The Blues took the lead twice at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium, only to be pegged back by their hosts.

After dominating the first half, Paul Cook’s side hit the front three minutes before half-time.

Triallist Noel Hunt scored his second goal for the club when he tapped home Enda Stevens’ cross from the left.

Steve Claridge’s side equalised almost immediately, though, with former Gosport Borough striker Justin Bennett netting from a corner within 60 seconds.

In the second half, the Blues retook the lead on 58 minutes when Gary Roberts converted after being set up by Milan Lalkovic.

But just like the first half, the visitors were unable to keep their advantage and conceded for a second time from a corner.

On this occasion Eddie Perrett rose highest to send his header into the net and past triallist keeper Chris Konopka on 72 minutes.