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Portsmouth 3-1 Yeovil Town

Kal Naismith was on target again to help Portsmouth move eight points clear of fourth-placed Luton as they beat Yeovil 3-1 at Fratton Park.

The away side almost took the lead in the fourth minute but Tom Eaves could not direct his free header on target.

However, Yeovil were punished for the missed opportunity 10 minutes later when defender Bevis Mugabi caught Pompey's Gary Roberts in the area to concede a penalty.

Gareth Evans confidently stepped up to tuck the spot-kick into the bottom corner, sending goalkeeper Artur Krysiak the wrong way.

But Yeovil drew level six minutes after the interval when Francois Zoko looped his effort over the head of goalkeeper David Forde.

Naismith restored Pompey's lead in the 68th minute as he drilled an effort past Krysiak to take his tally to 11 goals in all competitions this season.

Substitute Jamal Lowe added a third two minutes after coming on to open his Portsmouth account and edge them closer towards League One.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 4Rose
  • 8Doyle
  • 7BakerSubstituted forLoweat 76'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forChaplinat 67'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 22NaismithSubstituted forKabambaat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13O'Brien
  • 15Kabamba
  • 16Whatmough
  • 18Lowe
  • 19Chaplin
  • 24Linganzi
  • 25Talbot

Yeovil

  • 1Krysiak
  • 2Shephard
  • 5MugabiSubstituted forSmithat 57'minutes
  • 6Lacey
  • 32James
  • 4Dolan
  • 7Dawson
  • 16Butcher
  • 19GoodshipSubstituted forKhanat 71'minutes
  • 9EavesSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 50'minutes
  • 13Zoko

Substitutes

  • 3Smith
  • 8Lawless
  • 10Khan
  • 12Maddison
  • 17Sowunmi
  • 24Jones
  • 31Akpa-Akpro
Referee:
Graham Horwood
Attendance:
17,564

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home18
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Yeovil Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Yeovil Town 1.

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Tom James (Yeovil Town).

Nathan Smith (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Matt Butcher (Yeovil Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Nicke Kabamba replaces Kal Naismith.

Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Yeovil Town 1. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom James.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jamal Lowe replaces Carl Baker.

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

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Yeovil Town).

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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

Foul by Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town).

Attempt missed. Otis Khan (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Otis Khan replaces Brandon Goodship.

Foul by Michael Doyle (Portsmouth).

Francois Zoko (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Yeovil Town 1. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Enda Stevens.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Gary Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Smith.

Foul by Carl Baker (Portsmouth).

Tom James (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Alex Lacey.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom James.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Nathan Smith replaces Bevis Mugabi because of an injury.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster41259781463584
2Plymouth412461161421978
3Portsmouth412281166363074
4Luton411715958372166
5Stevenage41205166556965
6Exeter411881565491662
7Carlisle411614115960-162
8Blackpool4115151162441860
9Cambridge41179155345860
10Colchester41179156054660
11Wycombe411611145250259
12Accrington411513135451358
13Mansfield411513134946358
14Grimsby411510165054-455
15Notts County41157194867-1952
16Barnet411215145055-551
17Crewe411212174859-1148
18Crawley41139194863-1548
19Morecambe41138204865-1747
20Yeovil411016154356-1346
21Cheltenham411013184559-1443
22Hartlepool411012195068-1842
23Newport41912204564-1939
24Leyton Orient4195274175-3432
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