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Portsmouth 1-0 Exeter City

Jed Wallace's late goal saw Portsmouth finally see off Exeter at Fratton Park.

Wallace had earlier missed a second-half penalty, blazing well over after Grecians defender Christian Ribeiro had tripped Matt Tubbs in the area.

James Dunne struck the bar from long range, after Wallace had been denied by a fine save from Christy Pym.

Arron Davies clipped the bar for Exeter but it was the hosts who won the game in the last minute of normal time thanks to Wallace's fine solo effort.

Exeter have now won just one of their last nine games and are without a win in their last five.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Exeter

"I think it was a fantastic game of football. Exeter fully played their part but I have to give our lads some credit today, they kept going right until the end.

"The spirit got us there in the end, after the penalty miss it would have been easy to drop heads but we kept going and we are delighted with the three points.

"I think we have looked solid since we changed the back, back to a three, and the whole team deserve credit for it. They have taken on board what we have tried to do on the training pitch and stuck to game plans."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 3Whatmough
  • 18PassleySubstituted forBarchamat 45'minutes
  • 21Dunne
  • 29Hollands
  • 34Butler
  • 8WallaceBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAtanganaat 90+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Taylor
  • 14Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 36Chaplin

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 73mins
  • 8Oakley
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 11Davies
  • 6RibeiroBooked at 72mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 33HarleyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMorrisonat 63'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forWheelerat 76'minutes
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forNobleat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 14McAllister
  • 19Noble
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 34Morrison
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
14,097

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Exeter City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Exeter City 0.

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

Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

Booking

Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Jed Wallace.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Exeter City 0. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Arron Davies (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Alex Nicholls.

Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from very close range misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Tom Nichols.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot is too high. Jed Wallace should be disappointed.

Booking

Danny Butterfield (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty Portsmouth. Matt Tubbs draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt missed. Christian Ribeiro (Exeter City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Attempt blocked. Alex Nicholls (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

James Dunne (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

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

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Clinton Morrison replaces Ryan Harley.

Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Woodman (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Matt Oakley (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Booking

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Craig Woodman (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Shrewsbury31187645202561
2Burton31187643271661
3Wycombe311511542251756
4Luton301510537231455
5Southend3115973426854
6Newport3114893937250
7Plymouth311471037221549
8Bury31147104235749
9Stevenage31136124239345
10Exeter321110114245-343
11Northampton31125144842641
12Morecambe30118113129241
13Wimbledon30118114040041
14Accrington30123153950-1139
15Cambridge30107134438637
16Portsmouth30910113033-337
17Oxford Utd31810133340-734
18Dag & Red3097143239-734
19Carlisle31103183853-1533
20York31614113137-632
21Mansfield3088142538-1332
22Tranmere30710133037-731
23Cheltenham3179152747-2030
24Hartlepool3166192453-2924
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