Ouch! Pictured: The moment Portsmouth duo Nathan Thompson and Matt Clarke clashed heads during the 5-1 thrashing of Bradford

These pictures show the moment two of Pompey’s most uncompromising players clashed heads in a shuddering collision.

Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 2:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 3rd March 2019, 3:55 pm
Nathan Thompson's teeth are knocked out during the collision with Matt Clarke. Picture: Simon Hill, Portsmouth Football Club/Pompey Press Photographer

The duo were both forced off the field in the second half of the 5-1 thrashing against Bradford.

It didn’t stop Pompey earning the emphatic win – even with Ronan Curtis later taken off as well with an ankle injury, leaving the Blues to finish with just 10 men on the field.

Certainly it was a painful afternoon for Thompson and Clarke as these pictures from Pompey press photographer Simon Hill show.

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Nathan Thompson and Matt Clarke collide during the Bradford match. Picture: Simon Hill, Portsmouth Football Club/Pompey Press Photographer

Thompson had to be replaced on 77 minutes and Clarke was substituted in the 84th minute.