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Whaddon Road Ground (ATT 3,331) 20th December 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Cheltenhm Cheltenham Town vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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O Sterling-James (42)

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N Atangana (56)

Portsmouth stop traveling rot

Last Updated: 20/12/14 6:12pm

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Nigel Atanga: Got the equaliser

Nigel Atanga: Got the equaliser

Portsmouth ended a run of five straight away defeats in all competitions with a 1-1 draw at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Omari Sterling-James celebrated the signing of his new contract in midweek with the first goal of his Football League career, putting Cheltenham ahead in the 42nd minute, but it was cancelled out by Nigel Atangana in the second period.

Danny Hollands had fired an acrobatic volley from Lee Holmes' cross into the side netting for Portsmouth in the 10th minute.

However, the hosts led when Sterling-Jones received the ball from Craig Braham-Barrett just outside the box before a neat step-over gave him the space to unleash a low left-footed finish past Paul Jones.

Pompey made a strong start to the second half, but Sterling-James should have scored a second in the 55th minute after an error from Joe Devera. He raced through on goal, yet Jones saved his effort and seconds later the visitors were level.

Jack Whatmough made a strong run forward before supplying Atangana and his powerful drive crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

Paul Robinson shot wide from a good position with a minute left and Trevor Carson saved from Holmes as Portsmouth nearly found a winner.

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1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18