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
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)

It’s a Pompey collapse as first a pretty routine free-kick from deep is played straight into the box and Wood is gifted a free header. Then Miller crosses for Wiles to make it four. Sham defending

It’s a Pompey collapse as first a pretty routine free-kick from deep is played straight into the box and Wood is gifted a free header. Then Miller crosses for Wiles to make it four. Sham defending

Goal Rotherham (Wood)

It’s a pretty routine free-kick from deep which is played straight into the box and Wood is gifted a free header to make it 3-1.

Now it’s Rotherham asking all the questions

It’s a horror for Bazunu as he fumbles Rathbone’s long-range shot and Smith is there. His first effort is blocked by Freeman but the striker cheekily backheels in the loose ball.

Ihiekwe off for the rapid Ogbene

Pompey with their tails up and threatening through Harness after that level.

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