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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Portsmouth

Paddy Lacey celebrated his first League goal for Accrington as they overcame Portsmouth.

It was Pompey who started off the livelier with former Stanley winger Gary Roberts, one of five former Reds in the Portsmouth 18, having a great chance to open the scoring in the third minute when he got the ball unmarked to the left of the area but fired across goal and wide.

Chances were limited, with an off-target Michael Doyle diving header after 33 minutes the closest Portsmouth came to scoring.

Stanley's best first-half chance came in the 40th minute when Sean McConville's corner was headed against his own crossbar by Pompey defender Christian Burgess.

The home side took the lead six minutes after the restart when Lacey collected the ball 20 yards out and found the top corner of the net with a superb strike on his league debut.

Billy Kee fired straight at David Forde as Stanley looked for a second, while McConville weaved his way into the area but his strike again was easy for the Pompey goalkeeper.

Portsmouth pressed but failed to threaten keeper Aaron Chapman as Stanley celebrated a second successive win.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 30Donacien
  • 17LaceySubstituted forHewittat 80'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forBocoat 62'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 46mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 3Hughes
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 18Hewitt
  • 33Eagles

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 6Burgess
  • 2DaviesBooked at 86mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 4RoseSubstituted forChaplinat 63'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 7BakerSubstituted forNaismithat 67'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forLalkovicat 70'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Hunt
  • 22Naismith
  • 24Linganzi
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
2,461

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 0.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Booking

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

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Davies (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Steven Hewitt replaces Paddy Lacey.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Milan Lalkovic replaces Gary Roberts.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

Attempt blocked. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Carl Baker.

Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces John O'Sullivan because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Carl Baker (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley).

Danny Rose (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 0. Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Sean McConville.

Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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