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January 1-8: The Cup Kicks Off With A Draw

Sunday 1:  "Froggatt Saved The Game" - from today's Sunday papers.

More from today's Sunday papers.

Tuesday 3:  When Pompey and Norwich City face each other at Fratton Park in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday it will be the first meeting of the clubs for 25 years. Norwich are spending this week at Bournemouth in special training for the big match 

Wednesday 4:  Pompey Secretary Mr Dan Clarke has explained that 200 season ticket holders have been displaced from their normal seats in section C for the cup match against Norwich City because the visitors have taken their full allocation (25%) of stand tickets.

Luton Town Reserves 1, Portsmouth Reserves 1 (Mid Week League)

Friday 6:  Jack Froggatt (left) will miss Pompey's FA Cup third round tie against Norwich City at Fratton Park tomorrow. The outside-left has injured a knee. Reg Pickett (right) will deputise.

The full Pompey side to play against Norwich City in the cup tomorrow is: Butler, Hindmarsh, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Delapenha, Clarke, Phillips, Pickett. 

Pompey are expecting a close-to-capacity crowd for their big FA Cup third-round match against Norwich City tomorrow. The Third Division (South) club will be backed by about 4,000 supporters. Kick-off is at 2.15pm.

If tomorrow's Pompey v Norwich City clash at Fratton Park should end all-square the replay will take place at Carrow Road on Thursday afternoon. 

Pompey Reserves continue their Combination Cup campaign tomorrow afternoon with a match against Leyton Orient Reserves at Brisbane Road. 

Saturday 7:  The final whistle has sounded in the big FA Cup match at Fratton Park. Pompey and Norwich City will have to play it again.

Result: Pompey 1 -1 Norwich City Pompey goalscorer: Lindy Delapenha Attendance: 42,059

Norwich City of Division Three (South) sprang a major surprise at Fratton Park this afternoon when they held League Champions Pompey to a draw in the third round of the FA Cup and thus force a replay at Carrow Road next Thursday afternoon.

Pompey took the lead in the 28th minute when a lob forward by Harry Ferrier dropped into the penalty area and Lindy Delapenha rose above a defender to force the ball home - but there was more than a suspicion of handball by the Jamaican. 

The Canaries came back strongly, causing Pompey numerous problems. The Blues were rocked when Kinsey stabbed the ball into the net for a deserved equaliser on the hour mark.

The nearest either side came to scoring in the final half-hour was when Pompey's Len Phillips saw his header cleared off the line. At the final whistle the Norwich team and their supporters celebrated a remarkable performance and result.

Norwich City will now return to East Anglia to prepare for the replay, which some observers are already labelling the biggest match in Carrow Road's history. Pompey supporters are asked to await an official announcement before applying for tickets. 

The receipts from a 42,059 cup-tie crowd at Fratton Park this afternoon totalled £3,503-0s-9d. 

Match Summary: Portsmouth 1, Norwich 1

Pompey Reserves bounced back from their heavy defeat at The Dell last Saturday by beating Leyton Orient Reserves 3-2 in the Combination Cup match at Brisbane Road this afternoon. 

Match Summary: Leyton Orient Reserves 2, Portsmouth Reserves 3

Southend United Reserves 1, Portsmouth Reserves 2 (Mid Week League)

All today's FA Cup results, and Ranger's report on Pompey's 1-1 draw with Norwich City - from tonight's Football Mail.

Sunday 8:  Pompey have asked for their full allocation of tickets for Thursday  FA Cup third round replay at Norwich City. Kick-off will be at 2.00pm in case extra time is required.

"If Portsmouth cannot put up any better show in the replay on Thursday, they can say goodbye to any hopes of progress in the Cup this season." - From one of today's Sunday papers.

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