1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 6 Portsmouth 1-0 Middlesbrough

19480908 Evening News Match Report Midddlesbrough
19480908 Evening News Match Report Midddlesbrough
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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Wed Sep 8, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 6
Kick Off 6.30pm
Venue Fratton Park
Home Team Portsmouth
Away Team Middlesbrough
Attendance 33275
Referee H Williams (London)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Portsmouth 1-0 Middlesbrough
Home Scorers Reid 87
Away Scorers None
Home Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Reid Phillips Froggatt
Away Line Up Ugolini Robinson Hepple Gordon Whitaker Blenkinsop Spuhler Dobbie Fenton Dicks Walker
Match Summary Boro battle after a 1-6 loss at Preston, but Reid pinches it, finishing a move started by Dickinson. Just beforehand Spuhler’s header grazed a post as ponderous Pompey failed to clear. The attack needs more ‘snap’ if the team is to be a force concluded ‘Ranger’ in the Evening News.