FA Cup - First Round
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Portsmouth 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

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Highlights: Portsmouth 1-2 Wycombe

Adebayo Akinfenwa struck seven minutes from time to give Wycombe to knock out 2008 winners Portsmouth out of the FA Cup.

Paris Cowan-Hall gave Wycombe a deserved first-half lead but a failure to convert their other chances threatened to haunt them when Gareth Evans levelled for Pompey on 47 minutes.

But the Chairboys' burly striker, nicknamed 'The Beast', booked their place in the second-round draw with a looping late header.

Wycombe were good value for their half-time lead and fired a couple of warning shots across Pompey's bows before Cowan-Hall gave them the lead.

On 16 minutes, Matt Bloomfield cleverly allowed the ball to run across his body and created space to crack a left-footed shot against the post from 20 yards and four minutes later Cowan-Hall broke clear on the left and his angled shot was kept out by keeper David Forde's legs.

But Forde was found wanting on 26 minutes when he miscued his punch as a free-kick was fired into a crowded goalmouth and the ball broke to Cowan-Hall, who nodded into the unguarded net against the club where he began his career.

Pompey failed to get a shot on target in a lukewarm first-half performance and Chairboys keeper Jamal Blackman was only called into action to dive at Noel Hunt's feet as he chased a through ball from Milan Lalkovic.

Within two minutes of the restart Pompey were level when Enda Stevens broke down the left and his inviting cross was met with a crisp first-time finish by Gareth Evans.

Pompey pressed to settle the tie at the first time of asking and substitute Carl Baker's powerful effort produced a stunning save from Blackman, while at the other end Forde arched up to tip Wycombe sub Myles Weston's chip over the bar.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 21BuxtonSubstituted forBakerat 65'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 33CloseBooked at 43mins
  • 4Rose
  • 26Evans
  • 11Roberts
  • 10LalkovicSubstituted forBennettat 64'minutes
  • 20HuntSubstituted forChaplinat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 7Baker
  • 9Smith
  • 13O'Brien
  • 19Chaplin
  • 22Naismith
  • 23Bennett

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 16Harriman
  • 6Pierre
  • 5Stewart
  • 3Jacobson
  • 25Gape
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 17O'NienBooked at 70mins
  • 9HayesSubstituted forThompsonat 77'minutes
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forWestonat 72'minutes
  • 20AkinfenwaSubstituted forBeanat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Jombati
  • 7Thompson
  • 8Bean
  • 19Weston
  • 23De Havilland
  • 24Kashket
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
8,130

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away7
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2.

Attempt missed. Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) header from very close range is high and wide to the right following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Luke O'Nien.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dominic Gape.

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

Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Michael Harriman.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Marcus Bean replaces Adebayo Akinfenwa.

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominic Gape.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Garry Thompson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Myles Weston (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Garry Thompson replaces Paul Hayes.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Noel Hunt.

Attempt missed. Danny Rose (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Myles Weston replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

Attempt saved. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Carl Baker replaces Adam Buxton.

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