Harry Souttar scores at both ends as Portsmouth and Fleetwood share the spoils



Posted Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PA

Harry Souttar scores at both ends as Portsmouth and Fleetwood share the spoils

Harry Souttar redeemed himself to earn Fleetwood a 2-2 draw at League One promotion rivals Portsmouth by heading home the equaliser after his own goal had given Pompey the lead.

In a scrappy affair Fleetwood took the lead through Barrie McKay after 19 minutes but they trailed three minutes into the second half after Sean Raggett equalised and Souttar put through his own net.

But seven minutes later, Souttar made amends to leave both teams two points behind second-placed Rotherham.

The visitors took the lead when McKay bundled the ball home at the second attempt after initially being denied by goalkeeper Alex Bass.

Raggett got Pompey level somewhat against the run of play with a looping header over Alex Cairns from Ross McCrorie’s deep cross in the 36th minute.

Josh Morris came close to restoring the visitors’ lead when his free-kick crashed off the post late in the first half.

Pompey turned the game around three minutes after the restart when Souttar turned Ryan Williams’ pull-back into the roof of his own net.

But he quickly levelled by heading in from close range when Ched Evans nodded a corner back across goal.

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