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Portsmouth 3-2 Stevenage

Portsmouth defender Joe Devera atoned for a defensive mistake to score the winner against Stevenage.

Darius Charles volleyed Stevenage into the lead but Jed Wallace levelled when the visitors failed to clear a corner.

Miles Storey collected a through ball to put the hosts in front but Devera's weak back-header allowed Chris Beardsley to equalise past Paul Jones.

The 27-year-old made up for his error minutes later with a low strike to end Pompey's five-game winless league run.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It wasn't far off our best performance of the season. I thought we did a lot right.

"It's a very difficult environment to come to. The officials find it difficult to stay on top of the game.

"If you look at the errors, the moments that have cost us, they're all curable. We looked the fitter side, I think the boys can feel unfortunate."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 6Chorley
  • 16Robinson
  • 17Shorey
  • 8WallaceSubstituted forErtlat 90+5'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 21DunneBooked at 82mins
  • 11HolmesBooked at 84mins
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forAtanganaat 89'minutes
  • 14Storey

Substitutes

  • 7Barcham
  • 9Taylor
  • 13Ertl
  • 22Poke
  • 23Agyemang
  • 25Atangana
  • 34Butler

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 25HenryBooked at 33mins
  • 5Ashton
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 12McAllister
  • 22LeeBooked at 51mins
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forBondat 78'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 20Beardsley
  • 49AdamsSubstituted forClarkeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 6Bond
  • 11Pett
  • 23Okimo
  • 24Lancaster
  • 46Jebb
  • 50Clarke
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
13,281

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Stevenage 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Stevenage 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Jed Wallace.

Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Craig Westcarr.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Josh Clarke replaces Charlie Adams.

Booking

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Hand ball by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

Booking

James Dunne (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Charlie Adams (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Ricky Holmes.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Stevenage 2. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Andy Bond replaces Dean Parrett because of an injury.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jon Ashton.

Attempt saved. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Stevenage 2. Chris Beardsley (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Hand ball by Dean Wells (Stevenage).

Attempt saved. David McAllister (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Paul Jones.

Attempt saved. Dean Parrett (Stevenage) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Charlie Lee.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Darius Charles.

Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dean Wells (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Stevenage 1. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Danny Hollands.

Dean Parrett (Stevenage) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Charlie Lee (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1484220101028
2Burton149142018228
3Luton148331710727
4Bury148242316726
5Shrewsbury1473421101124
6Plymouth14725148623
7Morecambe147251713423
8Newport146441713422
9Cheltenham146441514122
10Southend146351312121
11Portsmouth145541414020
12Wimbledon145452021-119
13Exeter145451618-219
14Accrington146172125-419
15Cambridge145362417718
16Northampton145362322118
17Mansfield145361216-418
18Stevenage145271822-417
19Oxford Utd144461619-316
20Dag & Red144281724-714
21Carlisle143381826-812
22York141851219-711
23Hartlepool14329923-1411
24Tranmere142481118-710
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