Pompey fans sang ‘carry on’ - but match could not be finished

Guy Whittingham scores for Pompey in their 2-1 victory at Bristol Rovers in 1993

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It was a plea never likely to succeed.

As referee Lee Collins consulted the managers about the atrocious weather at Fratton Park, supporters sang: ‘Carry on, carry on, carry on.’

Rain lashes down at Fratton Park after the Pompey v Wycombe match was called off

Rain lashes down at Fratton Park after the Pompey v Wycombe match was called off

But minutes later, after the Pompey and Wycombe teams had left the pitch for half time, the torrential rain led to the inevitable abandonment of the match.