1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 23 Chelsea 1-2 Portsmouth

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Sat Dec 25, 1948
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 23
Kick Off 11.30am
Venue Stamford Bridge
Home Team Chelsea
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 42153
Referee C Wakley (Somerton)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Chelsea 1-2 Portsmouth
Home Scorers Jones 20
Away Scorers Harris 57, 65
Home Line Up Pickering Bathgate Hughes Armstrong Harris Macauley Jones Bowie Bentley Walker McInnes
Away Line Up Butler Rookes Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Barlow Clarke Phillips Froggatt
Match Summary Pompey are the only one in the top five to win and return to the top of the table. However, Chelsea, with Walker playing his last game, have the better of the first half. Jones’ rising drive trumps Butler, but once Harris levels Pompey take charge. Harris nets Barlow’s centre to seal it.