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Portsmouth 1-0 Accrington Stanley

Jake Jervis

Jake Jervis scored the only goal of the match as Portsmouth bounced back from Saturday's heavy defeat at Scunthorpe.

Jervis cut in from the left and beat Accrington keeper Marcus Bettinelli to score the fourth goal since signing for Pompey on a permanent deal in January.

Michael Drennan and Romain Padovani missed good chances for the hosts before Bettinelli pushed a long-range Daniel Alfei shot on to the bar.

James Beattie

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Post-match: Accrington boss Beattie

Stanley gave their 61 fans little to cheer although Peter Murphy came close.

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm very pleased with the performance. We restricted Portsmouth to no shots in the first half.

"One mistake and we were punished, but their reaction to the goal further cements my feelings for the side and the spirit they've got.

"They're desperately unlucky not to get something from the game."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 8PadovaniBooked at 30mins
  • 3N'Gala
  • 26Chorley
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forWallaceat 81'minutes
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forRaconat 88'minutes
  • 32JervisBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAgyemangat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Fogden

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 13Ertl
  • 14Painter
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 35Wallace

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 3LiddleSubstituted forGrayat 83'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 69mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 15Mingoia
  • 2Murphy
  • 24Odejayi
  • 13MolyneuxBooked at 90mins
  • 11Naismith

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson
  • 33Hazeldine
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
13,387

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.
Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.
Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Therry Racon replaces Michael Drennan because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Michael Liddle.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Ricky Holmes.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.
Foul by Michael Drennan (Portsmouth).
Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield33171062561
2Scunthorpe33151441959
3Rochdale3217691457
4Oxford Utd33141361855
5Burton3314118353
6Fleetwood3216412952
7Southend33131010949
8Plymouth3212911-345
9Newport3011910142
10Hartlepool3311913-242
11Wimbledon3311814-541
12York3391311140
13Dag & Red32101012-240
14Morecambe32101012-640
15Bury3191210139
16Exeter3310914-539
17Cheltenham3291211-739
18Portsmouth3391212-1139
19Bristol Rovers3291112-238
20Mansfield3391113-1338
21Wycombe3291013-437
22Accrington3291013-737
23Northampton328816-1632
24Torquay327916-1730
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