February 26, 2013
Pompey pegged back
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.
|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|