The Blues can book their spot in the second round of the competition with one match to spare this evening
To escape Southern Section Group A, Kenny Jackett's side need to pick up either a win or a bonus point via a penalty shootout should the game end a draw after 90 minutes.
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Southend 0 Pompey 2 (half-time)
Last updated: Tuesday, 06 October, 2020, 20:52
- Blues aiming to book place in second round of EFL Trophy
- Kenny Jackett makes 10 changes from win at Burton
- Nicolaisen handed Pompey debut
- Marquis opens scoring from penalty spot on 21 minutes (0-1)
- Curtis doubles lead on 40 minutes (0-2)
A stretcher coming on for Gard. Looks to be the end of his night
A pause in play as Gard receives treatment
John Westwood has arrived, with his bell ringing in the background!
Mnoga again lively. He brings the ball out from the back and shoots around 20 yards out, but his effort flies wide
A really bright start again from Pompey.
Mnoga careers to the byline and his cross can’t be cleared properly. The ball finds its way to Curtis and his curling effort goes just wide
Pompey get the second half started
Kenny Coker comes on for Dieng at half-time
First-half action from Roots Hall
First-half match ratings
Alex Bass - 7
James Bolton - 7
Paul Downing - 7
Rasmus Nicolaisen - 7
Haji Mnoga - 8
Ben Close - 7
Andy Cannon - 8
Cam Pring - 7
Ryan Williams - 7
John Marquis - 7
Ronan Curtis - 7