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October 1-9: Record League Gate Is Followed By The First Ever Win At Birmingham

Saturday 1:  Fratton Park is filling up quickly ahead of the Pompey v Wolves match. There is one change to the Pompey side named in the match programme: Reid replaces Delapenha at inside-right. 

The final whistle has sounded at Fratton Park and it has finished all-square in the afternoon's big First Division match.

Result: Pompey 1 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers Pompey scorer: Reid (pen) Attendance: 50,248

A Fratton Park crowd of 50,248 saw Pompey and Wolves draw 1-1 in a game of top-quality entertainment this afternoon, but the result leaves Pompey with just one win from five home matches as they seek to retain the League Championship. 

Playing sparkling football in the first half, Pompey deserved the lead that came after 30 minutes from a Duggie Reid penalty. Wolves fought back strongly after the break and equalised through Pye.

This afternoon's crowd of 50,248 was the biggest for a Football League match in Pompey's history. 51,385 watched the FA Cup quarter-final tie with Derby County last season.

Match Summary: Portsmouth 1, Wolverhampton Wanderers 1

Pompey Reserves went down 3-0 against Charlton Reserves at The Valley this afternoon. Cliff Parker, skippering Pompey, missed a 15th minute penalty. 

Charlton Reserves 3, Portsmouth Reserves 0

Record League Crowd See The Points Shared.

Ranger's report on Pompey v Wolves - from tonight's Football Mail.

Sunday 2:  "Ninety magnificent minutes" - how one of the Sunday papers is reporting yesterdays Pompey v Wolves clash at Fratton Park. 

Man of the match Jimmy Dickinson "looks good enough to save Portsmouth and England worrying about a left-half for a long time to come." - More from the Sunday papers.

"This match had everything one could possibly hope for from a meeting between the Champions and the Cup-holders..." - Yet more from the Sunday papers. 

Monday 3:  Pompey and Wolves, who shared the points in a thrilling 1-1 draw at Fratton Park on Saturday, will meet each other again on Wednesday 19th October in the FA Charity Shield. The match will be at Highbury with a 3pm kick-off. 

Tuesday 4:  Ten years ago Pompey and Clyde (FA Cup and Scottish FA Cup winners respectively) agreed to meet each other at home and away the following season. The arrangement was put on hold when war intervened. 

This morning the Pompey players did a spot of training at Barrfield, Largs. This afternoon the whole party are on a coach tour of Loch Lomond and other beauty spots.  This evening they go to the Empire Theatre, Glasgow. 

Wednesday 5:  Pompey, who face Clyde in Glasgow this evening, were the guests of Mr Donald Brown, the Provost of Largs, at the Municipal Offices this morning.  The Provost warmly welcomed the Pompey party, and Chairman Mr J Chinneck replied on behalf of the club 

Pompey's Len Phillips has a boil on his thigh and will miss tonight's match against Clyde. Lindy Delapenha will replace him.  Full team: Butler, Hindmarsh, Ferrier, Scoular, Thompson, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Clarke, Delapenha, Froggatt. 

Pompey beat Clyde 3-0 in their "goodwill friendly" at Shawfield Park tonight. After a low-key first half Pompey roused themselves after half-time to take victory with goals from Peter Harris (2) and Duggie Reid.

Clyde 0, Portsmouth 3

Reading Reserves 6, Portsmouth Reserves 1 (Mid Week League)

Thursday 6:  Action from last night's "goodwill friendly" between Clyde and Pompey: Duggie Reid challenges Clyde 'keeper Thompson. Jack Froggatt (right) awaits the outcome. Pompey won the game 3-0.  

Friday 7:  Pompey arrived in Birmingham today after their midweek trip to Scotland. There are no fresh injury concerns for tomorrow's game against Birmingham City at St Andrews.

The Pompey team to face Birmingham City tomorrow will be: Butler, Hindmarsh, Ferrier, Scoular, Thompson, Dickinson, Harris, Reid, Clarke, Phillips, Froggatt. 

Pompey's record at St Andrews does not inspire confidence in tomorrow's outcome; they have never beaten Birmingham City there! Their only triumph on the ground was in beating Leicester City in the semi-final of the FA Cup in 1934.

Pompey Reserves face Saints Reserves in a Combination League match at Fratton Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm). Pompey Reserves: Humpston, Turner, Rookes, Spence, Cairney, Pickett, Dawson, Gordon, Asher, Elder, Parker.

Tomorrow's Pompey Reserves v Saints Reserves match at Fratton Park will be preceeded (at 1.30pm) by the English Schools Shield, first round match between Portsmouth Schools and South Dorset Schools. 

Saturday 8:  It's all over at St Andrew's, and Pompey leave with two points for the first time ever!

Full time: Birmingham City 0 - 3 Pompey Pompey scorers: Ike Clarke (2), Duggie Reid Attendance: 37,944

Three goals in 14 first-half minutes gave Pompey a comfortable win against a poor Birmingham City side at St Andrew's this afternoon. Ike Clarke scored twice and Duggie Reid added a third to effectively end the game as a contest before the interval 

Any remote hope of recovery Birmingham may have had was extinguished when an injury to Green reduced them to ten men for the entire second half.

Pompey's win against Birmingham City at St Andrew's this afternoon was their first in 16 attempts! The result lifts Pompey to sixth in Division One. 

Match Summary: Birmingham 0, Portsmouth 3

A 24th minute goal by Jimmy Dawson gave Pompey Reserves a 1-0 win against Saints Reserves at Fratton Park this afternoon. The young winger headed home Cliff Parker's inch-perfect cross to earn Pompey their first Combination League win in a month. 

Portsmouth Reserves 1, Southampton 0

"Pompey Kill The Hoodoo Of St. Andrew's Ground" - Ranger's report in this evening's Football Mail. Also, Stroller gives his account of Pompey Reserves win against Saints Reserves at Fratton Park. 

Sunday 9:  "Merrick kept many out" said today's Sunday papers.

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