Pompey let slip lead but bag point at Dons

6/10/2012 (SPORT''Portsmouth FC v Milton Keynes FC match at Milton Keynes stadium on Saturday.''Pictured is: Portsmouth FC's Gabor Gyepes celebrates with team mates during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (123242-6138)
6/10/2012 (SPORT''Portsmouth FC v Milton Keynes FC match at Milton Keynes stadium on Saturday.''Pictured is: Portsmouth FC's Gabor Gyepes celebrates with team mates during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (123242-6138)

Pompey had to settle for a point at MK Dons as they sacrificed a two-goal lead today in a 2-2 draw.

A dominant first-half display saw the Blues go two up and have chances to bury Karl Robinson’s side.

Brian Howard again missed a penalty before Izale McLeod opened the scoring.

Gabor Gyepes’ third goal in successive games doubled the advantage before Adam Webster scored an own goal before the break,

The home side dominated after the interval and levelled through Darren Potter with 18 minutes left to earn a share of the spoils.

The first-half proved a frenetic affair with McLeod winning a penalty after four minutes, when David Martin pulled him down - but Howard’s spot-kick came back off the post.

McLeod made the breakthrough less than a minute later, though, as he delivered a smart finish from an angle after being freed by Gyepes.

Pompey should have had a second spot-kick wheh Antony Kay pulled down Wes Thomas, but ref David Coote waved play on.

Gyepes made it 2-0, though, after 20 minutes when he headed home Howard’s free-kick.

Pompey were rampant and had chances to grab a third with Adam Webster and Gyepes going close.

The Dons were forced to make a change with the visitors in total control, with Alan Smith replacing Jon Otsemobor.

That made a difference - and they pulled a goal back five minutes before the break when Webster diverted the ball past Mikkel Andersen from a corner.

The second-half saw the Karl Robinson’s promotion candidates dominate.

Andersen saved superbly from Luke Chadwick before MK Dons levelled in the 72 minute - three minutes after Thomas blazed a good chance wide.

The home side pushed for a winner but with Gyepes dominant Pompey held on for a share of the spoils they deserved from the game.