1948-49 Football League Division One (D1) Match 41 Arsenal 3-2 Portsmouth

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Era 1945-1970 : Magnificent to Mediocre
Season 1948-49
Date Wed May 4, 1949
Match Type First Team
Competition Football League Division One (D1)
Stage Match 41
Kick Off 6.30pm
Venue Highbury (Arsenal)
Home Team Arsenal
Away Team Portsmouth
Attendance 56973
Referee B Griffiths (Newport, Mon.)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Arsenal 3-2 Portsmouth
Home Scorers Lishman 9, 35, Logie 80
Away Scorers Clarke 15, 82
Home Line Up Swindin Barnes Smith L Macauley Compton L Forbes McPherson Logie Roper Lishman Vallance
Away Line Up Butler Hindmarsh Thompson Scoular Flewin Dickinson Parker Reid Clarke Phillips Froggatt
Match Summary Arsenal heavily water the pitch to slow down Pompey. Early on recalled Parker’s header hit the post, then at the death Clarke's effort is ruled out for handball. In between, Lishman and Roper had profited from some slack defending. Harris is off playing for Football League in Belfast.