February 26, 2013
Pompey pegged back
|Portsmouth||Milton Keynes Dons|
|13 Simon Eastwood||16 Ian McLoughlin|
|33 Ricardo Rocha||24 Antony Kay|
|16 Gabor Gyepes||3 Dean Lewington|
|10 Yassin Moutaouakil||5 Gary MacKenzie|
|18 Johannes Ertl||12 Adam Chicksen|
|34 D Butler||26 Luke Chadwick|
|19 Therry Racon||8 Darren Potter|
|35 Jed Wallace||6 Steven Williams|
|6 Liam Walker||20 Ryan Harley|
|9 David Connolly||17 Daniel Powell|
|23 Patrick Agyemang||13 Izale McLeod|
|1 Phil Smith||Mathias Doumbe 4|
|22 Adam Webster||Jon Otsemobor 2|
|7 Adam Reed||Tom Flanagan 15|
|21 Ashley Harrison||Chris Lines 23|
|17 James Keene||George Baldock 18|
|20 John Akinde||Ryan Lowe 14|
|Georgio Rasulo 31|
|Adam Reed for Therry Racon (64)||Ryan Lowe for Izale McLeod (57)|
|Adam Webster for Yassin Moutaouakil (64)||Chris Lines for Ryan Harley (57)|
|Ashley Harrison for Liam Walker (74)||Jon Otsemobor for Steven Williams (65)|
|Gabor Gyepes (33)||Darren Potter (44)|
|Jed Wallace (45)|
|Johannes Ertl (88)|
|· Squads: Portsmouth | Milton Keynes Dons|
David Connolly's first goal for Portsmouth was not enough to stop their winless run extending to 23 games as MK Dons hit back to salvage a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.
Former Southampton striker Connolly gave Pompey the lead in the 22nd minute with a clever glancing header from a curling Jed Wallace free-kick.
But the home side's hopes of celebrating a first victory since October lasted just five minutes before defender Shaun Williams struck a brilliant equaliser.
Williams controlled Daniel Powell's right-wing cross neatly in his stride before flicking the ball up and unlesahing an unstoppable volley into the top corner from 12 yards.
Dons striker Izale McLeod endured a frustrating return to his old club, passing up a host of good opportunities before being substituted just 15 minutes after half-time.
McLeod could have opened the scoring after just 16 minutes when Pompey defender Ricardo Rocha played a clearance straight to the feet of his old team-mate but the striker blazed wide.
Things got even worse for McLeod at the start of the second half when Powell floated in a delightful cross and he somehow failed to make contact with the ball with an attempted header from six yards.