RECAP as second-half collapse sends Portsmouth spinning to embarrassing reverse at Rotherham

Pompey return to League One action today looking to build on their excellent 4-0 win over Sunderland last time out.

Saturday, 16th October 2021, 4:57 pm
Rotherham v Pompey

It’s a testing trip to Rotherham United which awaits Danny Cowley’s side, with their hosts in powerful form.

The Millers are unbeaten in their past six outings and find themselves among the League One pacesetters.

Pompey will have to shackle former striker Michael Smith if they are to be successful, too.

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Smith may have endured a tough time at Fratton Park, but is attracting Championship interest after firing in eight goals already this term.

Sean Raggett will be detailed to keep Smith quiet as he goes up against his former club.

We’re building up to the clash with all the talking points discussed ahead of team news coming in at 2pm.

We’ll bring reaction to that along with video as the players warm-up.

Then it’s live blow-by-blow commentary from 3pm as Cowley’s men look to deliver another positive result against Paul Warne’s side.

LIVE Rotherham 4 Portsmouth 1

Last updated: Saturday, 16 October, 2021, 16:54

  • One change - Ogilvie in for suspended Curtis
  • Smith opens scoring (29min)
  • Harness levels (49min
  • Smith make it 2-1 (55min)
  • Wood 3-1 (60min)
  • Wiles 4-1 (63min)

FT Rotherham 4 Pompey 1

Ogilvie’s cross is too deep for Hirst

Four minutes’ stoppage time

Hirst can’t flick a cross into the net before Miller gets a foot in to clear.

Hirst gets behind the Rotherham defence but checks back out again and his eventual effort is blocked

Rathbone booked as he stops Morrell breaking forward.

Rotherham pushing for more goals here. Could get worse yet.

Barlaser’s free-kick is well held by Bazunu

Smith gets a standing ovation as he’s replaced by Kayode

Smith gets a standing ovation as he’s replaced by Kayode

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