November 17, 2012
Hume piles misery on Pompey
On-loan striker Iain Hume consigned managerless Portsmouth to a sixth straight loss as his goal earned Doncaster a 1-0 win at Fratton Park.
Neither side enjoyed a particularly bright start to the game but Hume gave Rovers the lead after 24 minutes. The Canada international, on loan from Preston, latched on to Martin Woods' cross from the left and took advantage of hesitation between Pompey goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen and skipper Brian Howard to slide the ball home.
The hosts showed more energy in the second half and Lee Williamson should have equalised after 67 minutes but he miscued his effort following a cross from all-action loanee Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Doncaster came close to doubling their advantage two minutes later when Rob Jones' header from David Cotterill's corner drew a superb stop from Andersen.
Izale McLeod wasted a glorious chance to level for Pompey after 79 minutes as he raced on to Howard's throughball but he lobbed his finish over the crossbar.
A Gabor Gyepes header then whistled just over in the third minute of stoppage time as the Yorkshire club ended a run of two consecutive losses in League One.
|Iain Hume (25')|
|1 Mikkel Andersen||33 Gary Woods|
|16 Gabor Gyepes||19 Andy Griffin|
|15 Carl Dickinson||5 Robert Jones|
|20 Lubomir Michalik||14 Tommy Spurr|
|2 Mustapha Dumbuya||3 James Husband|
|19 Darel Russell||20 James Harper|
|7 Lee Williamson||7 Martin Woods|
|8 Brian Howard||11 David Cotterill|
|26 Nathaniel Mendez-Laing||30 Paul Keegan|
|9 Izale McLeod||8 Billy Paynter|
|14 Paul Benson||17 Iain Hume|
|13 Simon Eastwood||Jonathan Maxted 13|
|3 Jon Harley||Shelton Martis 4|
|22 Adam Webster||Michael Woods 12|
|18 Johannes Ertl||Dave Syers 6|
|6 Liam Walker||Robbie Blake 10|
|21 Ashley Harrison||Chris Brown 9|
|11 Jack Compton||Jordan Ball 25|
|Ashley Harrison for Lee Williamson (71)||Chris Brown for Billy Paynter (75)|
|Jack Compton for Carl Dickinson (83)||Dave Syers for David Cotterill (82)|
|Shelton Martis for Iain Hume (87)|
|Lee Williamson (34)||Paul Keegan (55)|
|Darel Russell (50)||Gary Woods (90)|
|Brian Howard (62)|
|Carl Dickinson (81)|
|Paul Benson (85)|
|· Rosters: Portsmouth | Doncaster Rovers|