FA Cup - Second Round
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Portsmouth 1-0 Accrington Stanley

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Highlights: Portsmouth 1-0 Accrington

Adam McGurk struck the only goal as Portsmouth beat Accrington to secure a place in round three of the FA Cup.

The game's vital strike came after the visiting defence failed to deal with Marc McNulty's cross and McGurk was on hand to slot home from 12 yards.

McNulty came close to getting his name on the scoresheet shortly after, but his header hit the crossbar.

Stanley came close to earning a replay in injury time, but Terry Gornell's header was straight at the keeper.

Portsmouth assistant boss Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Solent:

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Richardson on Pompey v Accrington

"For any club to progress through to the third round is satisfying. I think the lads have stuck to the task well and worked very hard, so it's great to go through.

"You've seen a little bit more fluency with certain parts of our game and the goal was part of that.

"We wanted to score again and it wasn't for the lack of trying, but you've got to give credit to Accrington Stanley because they'll hurt you at any time and to go through with a clean sheet is very satisfying."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 4WebsterBooked at 45mins
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 26Evans
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Doyle
  • 23BennettSubstituted forBurgessat 90+5'minutes
  • 10McNultyBooked at 68minsSubstituted forChaplinat 90+3'minutes
  • 7McGurkSubstituted forStockleyat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Boco
  • 6Burgess
  • 15Barton
  • 17Stockley
  • 19Chaplin
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 34HallidayBooked at 11mins
  • 15WrightBooked at 32mins
  • 5Davies
  • 2Pearson
  • 4BarrySubstituted forBuxtonat 67'minutes
  • 14Crooks
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forMcCartanat 76'minutes
  • 8WindassSubstituted forGornellat 83'minutes
  • 11McConville
  • 29KeeBooked at 59mins

Substitutes

  • 1Etheridge
  • 6Proctor
  • 10Gornell
  • 12Wakefield
  • 17McCartan
  • 22Buxton
  • 28Conneely
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
9,258

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away1
Fouls
Home19
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

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

Foul by Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Christian Burgess replaces Kyle Bennett.

Booking

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Terry Gornell (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Marc McNulty.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Terry Gornell replaces Josh Windass.

Attempt missed. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jayden Stockley (Portsmouth).

Joe Wright (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Adam Buxton (Accrington Stanley).

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Shay McCartan replaces Piero Mingoia.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jayden Stockley replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Foul by Josh Windass (Accrington Stanley).

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Adam Buxton replaces Antony Barry.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Adam McGurk (Portsmouth).

Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Adam McGurk (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Brad Halliday (Accrington Stanley).

Booking

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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