5 / Wed Feb 15, 1950 / Fifth Round Replay / FA Challenge Cup / Portsmouth 1-3 Manchester United

Double hopes dashed

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Era 1946-1973
Season 1949-50
Date Wed Feb 15, 1950
Match Type First Team
Competition Sponsor
Competition FA Challenge Cup
Match No 5
Stage Fifth Round Replay
Kick Off 2.30pm
Venue Fratton Park
Home Team Portsmouth
Away Team Manchester United
Attendance 49962
Referee R Lease (Nottingham)
Status Completed after 90 minutes
Final Score Portsmouth 1-3 Manchester United
Home Scorers Harris 42
Away Scorers Mitten 11, Downie 24, 46
Home Line Up Butler Hindmarsh Ferrier Scoular Flewin Dickinson Harris Clarke Froggatt Phillips Parker
Away Line Up Feehan Carey Aston Warner Chilton Cockburn Delaney Bogan Rowley Downie Mitten
Match Summary Downie – a £16,500 reserve, in for the injured Pearson – makes the difference. His pass sets up Mitten, then his drive nearly breaks the net. A Harris run and shot reduces the arrears, but within a minute of the restart Delaney rams in from close and United are off to Chelsea in round 6.
Source Portsmouth Champions of England, Farmery C, Desert Island Books (2000)
Pompeyrama Portsmouth 1-3 Manchester United
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