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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.

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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).

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

Attempt missed. Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kayode Odejayi.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

Booking

Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

(Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield331710655302561
2Scunthorpe331514451321959
3Rochdale32176950361457
4Oxford Utd331413646281855
5Burton33141183633353
6Fleetwood32164124839952
7Southend331310104031949
8Plymouth32129113336-345
9Newport30119103938142
10Hartlepool33119133638-242
11Wimbledon33118143439-541
12York33913113837140
13Dag & Red321010123941-240
14Morecambe321010123642-640
15Bury31912103736139
16Exeter33109143843-539
17Cheltenham32912113744-739
18Portsmouth33912123748-1139
19Bristol Rovers32911123133-238
20Mansfield33911133447-1338
21Wycombe32910133539-437
22Accrington32910133542-737
23Northampton3288162743-1632
24Torquay3279163148-1730
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