1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 1 Preston North End 2-2 Portsmouth

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Aug 21, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 1
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Deepdale
Weather Rain
Home Team Preston North End
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 37062
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Referee L Brown (Barnes)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Preston North End 2-2 Portsmouth
Home Scorers Dougal 44, Finney 53p
Away Scorers Reid 63, Barlow 74
Home Line Up Gooch Walton Scott Horton Corbett Davie Finney Dougal McIntosh Beattie Langton
Away Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Reid Froggatt Phillips Barlow
Match Summary Pompey come from 2-0 down in the drizzle to keep a 23-year unbeaten record at Deepdale. Finney’s wing trickery lets him cross for the first, then the ‘plumber’ is felled in the box by Scoular. Reid nods home Froggatt’s cross to set up Barlow’s saver. Pompey finish much the stronger.