LiveBrett Pitman comes back to haunt Portsmouth for Swindon and deliver huge blow to promotion hopes

Pompey aim to get their League One play-off bid back on track at Swindon Town this evening (6pm).

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 7:48 pm
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After four successive wins under Danny Cowley, the Blues have slipped back to their ways during the final few weeks under previous boss Kenny Jackett.

Pompey have failed to win their past three games, losing to Burton and MK Dons along with drawing 0-0 at Crewe Alexandra.

As a result, the Blues have dropped out of the top six with only five matches remaining.

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Certainly, it’s a huge week for Pompey as they face two sides glaring relegation in the face – Swindon and Bristol Rovers.

The Robins are managerless after John Sheridan resigned at the weekend and could go down tonight if results don’t go there way.

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Swindon 2 Pompey 1

Last updated: Tuesday, 20 April, 2021, 19:59

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Swindon 3 Pompey 1.

A hammer blow to the Blues’ promotion hopes against the relegation-threatened Robins.

Pompey have taken just one point in their past four games and remain out of the play-offs, with Charlton potentially able to leapfrog them tonight as well.

Andy Cannon booked for a foul.

Tyler Smith finishes on the angle following a breakway. Game over. And there could well go Pompey’s promotion hopes.

Five minutes indicated.

Brett Pitman is replaced by Tom Broadbent

Andy Cannon wriggles himself some space outside the box and digs out a left-foot shot that just runs wide of the left-hand post

Ryan Williams bursts into the box down the left but his cross-cum-shot is well held by the Swindon keeper

Ronan Curtis’ corner is headed out by a Swindon man for another set-piece.

Rasmus Nicolaisen wins the first ball with a looping header, allowing the Robins keeper to gather.

Action from tonight’s game

George Byers forces a fine stop from the keeper after playing a one-two with Ronan Curtis.

Ronan Curtis gets one back for Pompey.

His run is spotted by John Marquis and Curtis takes one touch before lifting a finish over the keeper. Game on!

Andy Cannon replaces Ben Close.

Shortly beforehand, Marcus Harness fired a long-range effort over the bar

Christopher Missilou replaced by Hallam Hope

All gone a bit quiet here. Chances of a comeback starting to fade away

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