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Portsmouth 1-0 Hartlepool United

Matt Tubbs scored his first goal for Portsmouth as they beat League Two's bottom club Hartlepool United.

Tubbs, who joined from Bournemouth last month, helped end Pompey's nine-game run without a win when he headed in Ryan Taylor's cross on the hour mark.

The hosts were the better side throughout, Joe Devera poking Jed Wallace's free-kick narrowly wide.

And they came close to a second late on when Danny Hollands' volley from the edge of the box grazed the crossbar.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Hartlepool

"We haven't won for a while so the result is a little bit of a relief.

"We thoroughly deserved the three points and I'm delighted with another clean sheet.

"We weren't really troubled. We looked solid. This is a good platform."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 3Whatmough
  • 16Robinson
  • 5Devera
  • 18Passley
  • 21Dunne
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Wallace
  • 34Butler
  • 14TubbsBooked at 90minsSubstituted forChaplinat 90+3'minutes
  • 9Taylor

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 36Chaplin

Hartlepool

  • 1Flinders
  • 26HarrisonBooked at 63mins
  • 20Jones
  • 29Mirfin
  • 21Duckworth
  • 4BatesSubstituted forFeatherstoneat 13'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 14Woods
  • 31TshibolaBooked at 22minsSubstituted forFranksat 81'minutes
  • 2Austin
  • 17Fenwick
  • 30MorganSubstituted forHarewoodat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Holden
  • 7Franks
  • 8Walker
  • 9Harewood
  • 13Maxted
  • 16Featherstone
  • 19Richards
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
14,397

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamHartlepool
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Hartlepool United 0.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Mirfin.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Matt Tubbs.

Booking

Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neil Austin.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by David Mirfin (Hartlepool United).

Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dan Jones.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Jonathan Franks replaces Aaron Tshibola.

Booking

Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nicky Featherstone (Hartlepool United).

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

Foul by Marlon Harewood (Hartlepool United).

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

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Michael Duckworth (Hartlepool United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Booking

Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Scott Harrison (Hartlepool United).

Dan Butler (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Hartlepool United 0. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Hartlepool United. Marlon Harewood replaces Marvin Morgan.

Attempt missed. Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neil Austin.

(Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Michael Woods (Hartlepool United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Hartlepool United 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton29176641271457
2Wycombe291511341212056
3Shrewsbury29167641192255
4Luton28149534211351
5Southend2914963124751
6Newport2913793635146
7Bury29136104034645
8Plymouth291271033221143
9Exeter30119104042-242
10Stevenage29125123938141
11Northampton29124134740740
12Wimbledon28117104038240
13Morecambe29108112928138
14Cambridge28106124234836
15Oxford Utd29810113337-434
16Portsmouth2889112933-433
17Dag & Red2996143239-733
18Carlisle29103163750-1333
19Accrington28103153649-1333
20Mansfield2887132335-1231
21Tranmere2879122934-530
22Cheltenham2979132643-1730
23York29513112735-828
24Hartlepool2956182250-2821
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