Pompey hold Pool for valuable point


Blackpool's remarkable run of late comeback wins came to an end as Portsmouth hung on for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Bloomfield Road.

Ian Holloway’s side had come from a goal down to win their past three league encounters, but could not find the winner on this occasion after Stephen Crainey’s second-half free-kick cancelled out Erik Huseklepp’s opener for the visitors.

The Seasiders dominated possession for long periods, but Huseklepp – who scored an injury-time winner when the two sides met at Fratton Park in September – spurned a series of opportunities to put the result beyond doubt after the interval.

Blackpool passed up the chance to go third in the npower Championship, while Portsmouth edged 10 points clear of the bottom three.