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Stevenage 3-0 Portsmouth

Matt Godden scored his 13th goal in 15 appearances as Stevenage cruised to victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Portsmouth.

The 25-year-old's first-half volley added to skipper Jack King's header 10 minutes earlier, while Jobi McAnuff made it three in the 46th minute.

Pompey ended the match with 10 men as Christian Burgess was sent off for a second yellow with just 15 minutes remaining.

Boro took the lead in the 16th minute when Luke Wilkinson's spectacular long-range effort struck the crossbar, leaving King with a simple header from six yards.

It was 2-0 soon after as Godden sneaked in behind the Pompey defence to calmly volley home Charlie Lee's lofted cross, and McAnuff added a third early in the second half.

Burgess made matters worse after picking up his second yellow for a clumsy challenge on Godden late on, while Conor Chaplin missed a penalty late on.

Victory moves Stevenage to fourth in the table, just four points adrift of third-placed Pompey in the automatic promotion spots.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Stevenage

  • 16Day
  • 5FranksBooked at 86mins
  • 4King
  • 6WilkinsonBooked at 34mins
  • 33NtlheSubstituted forGormanat 74'minutesBooked at 85mins
  • 7McAnuffSubstituted forLoftat 87'minutes
  • 8Schumacher
  • 22Lee
  • 11PettBooked at 45mins
  • 10McQuoidSubstituted forHindsat 67'minutes
  • 24Godden

Substitutes

  • 12Preston
  • 17Gorman
  • 18Tonge
  • 26Hinds
  • 27Johnson
  • 30McKee
  • 35Loft

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 5Clarke
  • 6BurgessBooked at 75mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 26Evans
  • 7BakerBooked at 54minsSubstituted forRobertsat 63'minutes
  • 3StevensBooked at 27mins
  • 4Rose
  • 2Davies
  • 20HuntSubstituted forKabambaat 64'minutes
  • 17DoyleSubstituted forChaplinat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Roberts
  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Kabamba
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Chaplin
  • 24Linganzi
  • 25Talbot
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
4,185

Match Stats

Home TeamStevenageAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home10
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Stevenage 3, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stevenage 3, Portsmouth 0.

Nicke Kabamba (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Schumacher (Stevenage).

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Ryan Loft replaces Jobi McAnuff.

Penalty saved! Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Fraser Franks (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Fraser Franks (Stevenage) after a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Dale Gorman (Stevenage) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dale Gorman (Stevenage).

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Tom Pett (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Attempt saved. Matt Godden (Stevenage) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Kaylen Hinds (Stevenage).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) for a bad foul.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Matt Godden (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Dale Gorman replaces Kgosi Ntlhe.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Eoin Doyle.

Nicke Kabamba (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack King (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Stevenage. Kaylen Hinds replaces Josh McQuoid.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jack King.

Jobi McAnuff (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Davies (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Josh McQuoid (Stevenage).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nicke Kabamba replaces Noel Hunt.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gary Roberts replaces Carl Baker.

Luke Wilkinson (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth).

Foul by Fraser Franks (Stevenage).

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

Corner, Stevenage. Conceded by Gareth Evans.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster38239675443178
2Plymouth382261058401872
3Portsmouth381981159342565
4Stevenage381941564521261
5Luton371514854342059
6Carlisle38151495656059
7Exeter381771460441658
8Blackpool381415959392057
9Mansfield381413114542355
10Wycombe381510134746155
11Colchester38159145350354
12Cambridge37158144842653
13Grimsby38149154547-251
14Barnet371115114751-448
15Morecambe37137174456-1246
16Accrington361112134547-245
17Yeovil381015133948-945
18Crewe381112154354-1145
19Crawley38129174460-1645
20Hartlepool381011174863-1541
21Notts County37117194165-2440
22Cheltenham38912173852-1439
23Newport37711194161-2032
24Leyton Orient3895244167-2632
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