Portsmouth v Gillingham recap as the Blues entertain in EFL Trophy

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Pompey entertain League Two Gillingham in the EFL Trophy at Fratton Park tonight.

And included in the match-day squad is several Academy youngsters who will be keen to earn some much-needed first-team minutes to aid their development.

Keep up to date with all the action here as the Blues look to maintain their unbeaten start in this year’s competition.

Pompey v Gillingham

Key Events

  • Toni Anjorin gives Pompey an 11th-minute lead
  • Jonny Williams with the equaliser for Gillingham on the stroke of half-time
  • Ben Stevenson restores Pompey’s lead immediately after the break
  • Kusini Yengi hands the Blues a two-goal cushion with bullet header
  • Kamara adds a fourth
  • Towler scores on his return

Welcome back to Fratton Park

Welcome to our live coverage of Pompey v Gillingham in the EFL Trophy.

The Pompey starting line-up and bench

Schofield, Swanson, Raggett, Towler, Sparkes, Stevenson, Anjorin, Whyte, Yengi, Kamara, Saydee. Subs: Oluwayemi, Morrell, Rafferty, Shaughnessy, Jewitt-White, Moottoh, Aston.

G/illingham line-up

Morris, Clark, Ehmer, Williams, Nichols, Jefferies, Malone, Clarke, Ogie, Orji, Macarthur. Subs: Turner, Masterson, Sithole, Chambers, Gale, Giles, Skipper.

There’s a decent crowd at Fratton Park tonight, with the club opening the Fratton to to accommodate the interest. South Stand is normally the only stand available to home fans for these group games.

Kusini Yengi return

Fratton favourite Kusini Yengi is back in the team after an ankle injury. The Aussie made a cameo appearance from the bench against Port Vale. Tonight’s game is his first start since Forest Green in the EFL Cup in August.

We’re closing in on kick-off.

Gillingham kick off and are attacking the Fratton End.

The back four is what you’d expect - Swanson, Raggett, Towler and Sparkes.

It’s a midfield two of Stevenson and Anjorin.

Whyte, Yengi and Kamara are further forward.

Saydee is leading the line.