1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 5 Stoke City 0-1 Portsmouth

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Sep 4, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 5
Kick Off 3.00pm
Venue Victoria Ground (Stoke)
Weather Overcast
Home Team Stoke City
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 31151
Referee W Beckley (Evesham)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Stoke City 0-1 Portsmouth
Home Scorers None
Away Scorers Harris 37
Home Line Up Herod Mould McCue Mountford F Franklin Sellers Mountford G McAlinden Baker Ormston Steele
Away Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Bowler Dickinson Harris Barlow Reid Phillips Froggatt
Match Summary Stoke are out of luck as Pompey retain an unbeaten run at all levels (first, reserves and youth). Harris poaches the vital goal, firing home after Herod fails to hold a greasy ball – soaked following a pre-match shower. Baker misses an open goal late on, and sees Rookes head off the line.