Aug 31, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Fratton Park
Portsmouth
0-2
Chesterfield

Connolly (38')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Gnanduillet (87'), Darwikwa (90')
O'Shea (55')

Half-Time Report: David Connolly sent off during goalless first half

David Connolly's first career sending off is the major talking point during a goalless first half between Portsmouth and Chesterfield at Fratton Park.

David Connolly's first career sending off was the major talking point during a goalless first half between Portsmouth and Chesterfield at Fratton Park.

The Pompey forward was shown a straight red card on 38 minutes for an alleged off-the-ball elbow on Sam Hird.

Home fans were enraged by the decision, as Connolly had only just had a penalty appeal turned down after going down under a strong challenge from Hird.

Aside from these two moments of controversy, it has been a fairly dull opening 45 minutes.

James O'Shea is the only player who has registered a shot on target.

A general view of Fratton Park prior to the npower Championship match between Portsmouth and Hull City at Fratton Park on March 27, 2012
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