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Accrington Stanley 1-1 Portsmouth

Accrington held on to draw with Portsmouth despite midfielder Anthony Barry's 53rd-minute red card.

Stanley went ahead through Josh Windass's 25-yard free-kick, but Ryan Taylor headed home an equaliser for Pompey just four minutes later.

Both teams had chances to take the lead in the first half, before Barry was sent off for a lunge on Danny Hollands.

Jed Wallace, Matt Tubbs and Wes Fogden all wasted chances as the visitors pushed for a winner.

Both teams remain in mid-table in League Two, evenly placed between the bottom four and the play-off places.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"I am not going to criticise the players. That is the fourth game in however many days and I think they looked a bit leggy first half.

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Awford on Accrington v Portsmouth

"If I am honest we didn't have our normal tempo about us today and we just looked a little bit short.

"There are 15,000 people to play for every week at Fratton Park and we take a massive travelling support away so there is everything to play for.

"If the players go out there they have to perform for the supporters first and foremost and like I said on Tuesday we will try and get as many points as we can and where that takes us, it takes us."

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Davies
  • 25AtkinsonBooked at 41mins
  • 33Crooks
  • 6Winnard
  • 15Mingoia
  • 4Joyce
  • 24Proctor
  • 23BarryBooked at 53mins
  • 11Naismith
  • 8Windass
  • 10Gornell

Substitutes

  • 3Liddle
  • 7McCartan
  • 18Gilchrist
  • 19Maguire
  • 21Bruna
  • 22Dawber
  • 28Conneely

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 16RobinsonBooked at 57mins
  • 3Whatmough
  • 18PassleySubstituted forBarchamat 71'minutes
  • 8Wallace
  • 21Dunne
  • 29HollandsSubstituted forFogdenat 70'minutes
  • 34Butler
  • 14Tubbs
  • 9TaylorSubstituted forWestcarrat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Webster
  • 7Barcham
  • 19Fogden
  • 20Westcarr
  • 25Atangana
  • 31Bass
  • 36Chaplin
Referee:
Robert Lewis
Attendance:
1,994

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 1.

Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth).

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Andrew Proctor.

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Robert Atkinson.

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dean Winnard.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Paul Robinson.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Craig Westcarr replaces Ryan Taylor.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Andrew Proctor (Accrington Stanley).

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Josh Passley.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Wes Fogden replaces Danny Hollands.

Attempt missed. Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

Foul by Robert Atkinson (Accrington Stanley).

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Booking

Paul Robinson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Robinson (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Dismissal

Antony Barry (Accrington Stanley) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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