A look ahead to the weekend's football fixtures in the Meridian region.
Portsmouth Football Club's future remains in the balance ahead of the side's first match of the season against Bournemouth tomorrow.
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Cartier International Day is typically one of the most star-studded sporting events of the year. The event hosts the Queen's Cup Final in the sport of polo. The actress Michelle Dockery, who stars in Downton Abbey, was one of those attending the prestigious event in Windsor.
Richie Barker has been sacked as manager of Portsmouth FC after only 20 games in charge.
The 38-year-old won only four of his games in charge of the League Two side which sits two points above the relegation zone.
Pompey take on Newport this Saturday. Academy boss Andy Awford is expected to be placed in temporary charge.
Yann Kermorgant celebrated his full debut by netting a hat-trick as Bournemouth demolished Doncaster 5-0 in the Sky Bet Championship.
The striker, a £400,000 January signing from Charlton, scored twice in the first half before completing a third midway through the second period.
Harry Arter added two goals of his own in the second half as the Cherries completed their first league double of the season.
In the 20th minute Bournemouth had a trio of good chances to stamp their dominance.
It only took five second-half minutes for the side to add to their tally, as Arter drilled a left-footed strike from the edge of the area for his second goal of the season.
Kermorgant then completed his hat-trick in the 73rd minute.
Southampton assistant manager Jesus Perez defended Mauricio Pochettino's
decision to make six changes from Tuesday's 1-0 victory over Hull.
Saints manager Pochettino, made six changes - replacing Artur Boruc, Calum Chambers, Jose Fonte, Jack Cork, Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez.
– Jesus Perez, Southampton assistant manager
We pick our strongest team where we can. We decided to play
with the best 11 after the game at Hull during the week. Our team is strong and all the players are available to play. We picked the
strongest team. There are players that needed a couple of days to recover and some players with illness or just a lack of freshness... we have nothing more to say.
We are a little bit sad to lose this opportunity to go forward in the FA Cup but nothing to say about our players."
Sunderland v Southampton
No. of corners won 5 - 6
No. of fouls committed 2 - 13
No. of offsides committed 8 - 3
Yellow cards 1 - 3
Portsmouth's Ryan Taylor scored the goal in the match against Mansfield.
Final score Portsmouth 1 - Mansfield 1.
Meanwhile, Oxford United's Nicky Wroe secured victory for his team in a game against Wycombe.
Final score Wycombe 0 - Oxford Utd 1.
Reading's game against Bolton ended in a 7-1 win.
Adam Le Fondre scored three of the goals for the Royals. Other scorers were Pavel Pogrebnyak, Kaspars Gorkss, Hope Akpan, Nick Blackman.
David Ngog scored Bolton's only goal.
Bournemouth's game against Watford ended in a 1-1 draw.
The Cherries' goal was scored by Lewis Grabban.