Recap: AFC Wimbledon 5-3 Portsmouth- details of the Blues’ opening Papa John’s Trophy fixture

All the details of Pompey’s opening EFL Trophy defeat at Plough Lane

By Mark McMahon
Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 10:15 pm
Pompey take on AFC Wimbledon at Plough Lane tonight in the Papa John's Trophy
Pompey take on AFC Wimbledon at Plough Lane tonight in the Papa John's Trophy

Danny Cowley’s side succumb to defeat on a rollercoaster night at Plough Lane.

AFC Wimbledon v Pompey - LIVE

Last updated: Tuesday, 07 September, 2021, 21:42

  • Danny Cowley set to make a host of changes to his starting XI
  • Pompey announce emergency loan signing of Jake Eastwood
  • Ellis Harrison leads the line for the Blues

FULL TIME: AFC Wimbledon 5-3 Pompey

FT: Pompey’s opening Papa John’s Trophy match of the season ends in defeat at Plough Lane

The Dons secure the points

90+4: Deep into injury time, AFC Wimbledon secure the points after scoring their fifth.

AFC Wimbledon re-take the lead

87: The hosts regain the lead as Will Nightingale heads home at the back post

Instant reply from the hosts

80: AFC Wimbledon instantly reply thanks to Pressley’s well taken penalty

78: With 12 minutes left to play, Ellis Harrison secures his hattrick after tapping in from close range after Oualah parried another incoming shot.

69: Danny Cowley makes his substitution of the evening as Harry Jewitt-White replaces Louis Thompson

52: Ellis Harrison has his and Pompey’s second of the game as Cowley’s team overturn the Dons’ two-goal deficit! The Blues striker reacted quickly to head home in the six yard box after Oualah parried.

Second half begins....

46: Pompey get us back underway for the second half!

45: The referee blows his whistle to bring an end to the first half with Pompey back in the game thanks to Harrison’s strike.

45+2: Ellis Harrison announces himself on proceedings by pulling the Blues back into the game on the stroke of half-time with a accurate right footed effort into the bottom corner.

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