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January 9-15: Pompey Win In Both Cup And League As Johnny Gordon Starts His National Service

Monday 9:  Norwich City have explained the decision to increase ticket prices for Thursday afternoon's FA Cup third round replay against Pompey. 

Pompey's allocation of tickets for Thursday's FA Cup replay against Norwich at Carrow Road was sold out in 30 minutes this morning. British Railways are running a "football special" to the match from Portsmouth Harbour.

Wednesday 11:  Norwich City and Pompey replay their FA Cup third-round tie tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon. The clash at Carrow Road will decide who meets Grimsby Town at home in the next round.

Pompey make two team changes for the cup replay at Norwich tomorrow. Fit-again Jack Froggatt returns to the left wing at the expense of Reg Pickett. Duggie Reid replaces Lindy Delapenha at inside-right. 

The full Pompey side on duty at Norwich tomorrow will be: Butler, Hindmarsh, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Clarke, Phillips, Froggatt.

Norwich City are expecting a record crowd at Carrow Road for their cup replay against Portsmouth tomorrow. Pompey will be well supported, with a special train and many coaches carrying their supporters to East Anglia. Kick off is at 2pm.

Thursday 12:  The final whistle has sounded at Carrow Road and Pompey are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Result: Norwich City 0 - 2 Pompey Pompey goalscorers: Duggie Reid (2, 1 pen) Attendance: 42,624 (a ground record)

Pompey secured their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup by beating Norwich City 2-0 in a third round replay at Carrow Road this afternoon. Duggie Reid, recalled to the Pompey side to add more firepower, scored both goals.

Carrow Road was bulging at the seams, with the gates locked behind a crowd of 42,624 - a ground record. There was plenty of support for Pompey, with groups of their supporters parading around the pitch singing The Chimes before kick-off. 

Pompey's start was jittery as they came under early pressure from the Third Division (South) side. Ryder could have put the Canaries in front but he blazed his shot over the bar from close range. 

Gradually Pompey began to take the initiative and they went ahead three minutes before half-time when Duggie Reid hooked the ball into the net. 

Pompey's goal appeared to break the home side's resolve and as the Blues took a stranglehold on the game Reid secured the win with a penalty on 78 minutes. 

Reid was denied a hat-trick in the closing minutes when, with 'keeper Nethercroft beaten, his shot was turned behind by Duffy.

Pompey will now face Grimsby Town at Fratton Park in the fourth round of the Cup. The tie will be played on Saturday 28th January. 

Match Summary: Norwich City 0, Portsmouth 2

Friday 13:  An engine pulling the football special from Portsmouth to Norwich yesterday broke down at Clapham Junction.  Its replacement - a "Bongo" train - left Willesden 79 minutes late but made up much of the lost time, to the relief of 540 fans on board

Some of the Pompey supporters in Norwich for the FA Cup third round replay yesterday (pic). Pompey won 2-0 and now face Grimsby Town at Fratton Park in the fourth round.

"Change Of Ends Gave A Changed Look To Pompey" - from today's papers. 

"2-Goal Reid Takes Pompey Through" and captured on camera, action from Pompey's FA Cup win at Norwich City yesterday (pics) - more from today's papers. 

After the exertions of their FA Cup match at Norwich yesterday, Pompey stayed in London last night and today travelled to Merseyside in preparation for their First Division match against Everton at Goodison Park tomorrow. 

Tomorrow's opponents, Everton, have provided Pompey with maximum points and a hatful of goals in their last six meetings, including score-lines of 7-0, 5-0 and 4-0 in their last three head-to-heads. 

Pompey will be without Jack Froggatt for tomorrow's visit to Everton. He aggravated an old injury in the match at Norwich. Veteran winger Cliff Parker, the only player from the 1939 cup-winning side still at the club, will deputise.

The full Pompey side to face Everton tomorrow will be: Butler, Hindmarsh, Ferrier, Scoular, Flewin, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Clarke, Phillips, Parker. 

Pompey Reserves face West Ham United Reserves in a Combination Cup match at Fratton Park tomorrow afternoon.

Saturday 14:  Pompey are hoping to extend their run of big victories against Everton this afternoon. The match at Goodison Park kicks-off in about an hour. Pompey will be in their change strip of red shirts and black shorts. 

The final whistle has sounded at Goodison Park and it's another win for title-chasing Portsmouth.

Result: Everton 1 - 2 Pompey Pompey goalscorers: Len Phillips, Peter Harris. Attendance: 50,421

Pompey did most of the attacking in the first-half but fell behind on 37 minutes when Grant hit a low shot through a ruck of players and into the net. Eglington then missed a chance to put Everton further in front. 

Pompey suffered a blow early in the second-half when Duggie Reid was withdrawn with a head injury, but Len Phillips put them on level terms with a fine header in the 62nd minute. 

In the 72nd minute the police had to intervene when an object was thrown at the referee. Almost immediately Peter Harris put Pompey ahead with a brilliant effort. 

Today's win for Pompey means they have completed the "double" over Everton for the third season in a row. Earlier this season they thrashed the Toffees 7-0 at Fratton Park.

Match Summary: Everton 1, Portsmouth 2

Pompey Reserves drew 0-0 with West Ham United Reserves in their Combination Cup group match at Fratton Park this afternoon. 

Match Summary: Portsmouth Reserves 0, West Ham United Reserves 0

"Pompey Hit Back In The Second Half"


"Cup-Tie Ticket Arrangements"

(From tonight's Football Mail)

Sunday 15:  “Ten tired men came back with a rally" - from the Sunday papers.

Eighteen-year-old Johnny Gordon, the energetic and versatile forward who has been a regular in Pompey Reserves this season, will be leaving the club on Thursday to commence his national service with the army.

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