Tubbs on target but Pompey are denied

Nathan Thompson feels Drew Talbot wasn't to blame for their aerial clash. Picture: Joe Pepler

Thompson speaks out on being left unconscious in Talbot clash

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Pompey signed off their disappointing 2014-15 League Two campaign with a 1-1 draw at home to York City.

Matt Tubbs’ 83rd-minute shot on the turn looked set to claim the points but Brad Halliday netted the equaliser just two minutes later to earn a share of the spoils.

Joe Devera and Johnny Ertl combine to deny York a shot on goal Picture: Joe Pepler

Joe Devera and Johnny Ertl combine to deny York a shot on goal Picture: Joe Pepler

The first half failed to create too many goalscoring opportunities for either side, with Keith Lowe’s spectacular overhead kick rattling the Pompey crossbar the closest opportunity.

But the second period was a far better game with Pompey showing much more tempo about their play.

Adam Webster hit the post with a header and was also denied by a brilliant save by the York goalkeeper, Bobby Olejnik.

Jed Wallace, who was named player of the season before kick-off, also clattered the woodwork with a terrific volley and was substituted late on to a standing ovation.

After applauding all sides of Fratton Park, it certainly looked like a farewell with so much speculation about him leaving this summer.

The result meant that Pompey finished the season in 16th place.