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December 6-12: Pompey Up To Third But It Could Have Been Better Against Utd

Tuesday 7:  Pompey’s Division One match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Christmas Day will kick off at 11.00am.

Wednesday 8:  Pompey’s reserve centre-half Tim McCoy has left the club to join Northampton Town. Tim made 18 appearances for the first team in 1946/47 and 1947/48 when deputising for the injured Reg Flewin. 

Friday 10:  Portsmouth will again field an unchanged team when they face Manchester United at Fratton Park tomorrow. Kick-off is at 2.15pm. Pompey: Butler, Rookes, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Clarke, Phillips, Froggatt.

Saturday 11:  Pompey's directors have decided that all seats should be reserved for the FA Cup tie against Stockport County on January 8th. Prices are: Centre Stand 5/-; Wing Stand 3/-

Stockport County have requested their full allocation of  25% of the seats at all prices for their FA Cup 3rd round tie at Fratton Park on January 8th, which means that 200 Pompey season ticket holders will have to be moved to the wing stand.

There will be no advance sale of terrace tickets for Pompey's FA Cup 3rd round tie against Stockport County on January 8th. Admission will be by payment at the turnstiles as usual. 

Pompey came from behind to lead 2-1 against Manchester United but a late goal from the visitors meant the points were shared after a thrilling 2-2 draw at Fratton Park this afternoon.

The match looked to be heading towards a goalless first half but in the 44th minute Reg Flewin brought down Mitten in the area, and the United outside left got to his feet to put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot.

Pompey equalised on 60 minutes when Jimmy Scoular crossed from the right and Jack Froggatt flashed the ball past Crompton from 20yards. 

Three minutes later Pompey were in front. Bert Barlow collected a loose ball and squared it inside to Clarke who made no mistake with his first time effort. 

With time running out and the crowd of 29,966 ready to celebrate victory a lapse of concentration in Pompey's defence allowed McGlen to rise and head the equaliser for United. 

The draw leaves Pompey in third place in the Division One table with 28 points from 21 matches. Derby County are top with with 30 points, Second place Newcastle have 29 points. It's tight at the top as the season reaches its halfway stage!  

Match Summary: Portsmouth 2, Manchester United 2

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