While searching through my Facebook feed, amongst all of the selfies and cat photos I noticed a really fascinating post within the Memories of bygone Portsmouth group.
Tony Cook’s five photographs were taken at Fratton Park during the 1978/79 season. Featured in the photographs were the games against Wimbledon on Saturday 14th April and Barnsley on Saturday 5th May. The game against Wimbledon finished in a 0-0 draw and unfortunately the Barnsley game finished 1-0 to the visitors.
I wasn’t even born when these were taken but I can still remember going to Fratton Park in the late 80’s and early 90’s when there was still terracing.
Managed by Jimmy Dickinson Portsmouth finished seventh in division 4 that year, thirteen points behind league winners Reading. For our younger readers the old division 4 is now known as League 2.
Thanks to Tony for bringing these to photographs to my attention, I’m sure there are plenty of Pompey fans reading this who will be equally as interested to see the photographs.
If you would like to see more from Tony’s Fratton Park archive then you can find them on the Memories of bygone Portsmouth page here.
Portsmouth defending a corner v Wimbledon with Tony’s father on the right watching on intently.
Steve Davey attacks the Wimbledon goal.
No. 3 Keith Viney takes a corner v Barnsley
Derek Showers holds off a Wimbledon defender.
Peter Ellis can be seen in the foreground with Peter Mellor in goal.