League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth1AccringtonAccrington Stanley0
Jake Jervis

Jake Jervis scored the only goal of the match as Portsmouth bounced back from Saturday's heavy defeat at Scunthorpe.

Jervis cut in from the left and beat Accrington keeper Marcus Bettinelli to score the fourth goal since signing for Pompey on a permanent deal in January.

Michael Drennan and Romain Padovani missed good chances for the hosts before Bettinelli pushed a long-range Daniel Alfei shot on to the bar.

Stanley gave their 61 fans little to cheer although Peter Murphy came close.

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm very pleased with the performance. We restricted Portsmouth to no shots in the first half.

"One mistake and we were punished, but their reaction to the goal further cements my feelings for the side and the spirit they've got.

"They're desperately unlucky not to get something from the game."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 8PadovaniBooked at 30mins
  • 3N'Gala
  • 26Chorley
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forWallaceat 81'minutes
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forRaconat 88'minutes
  • 32JervisBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAgyemangat 90+2'minutes
  • 19Fogden

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 13Ertl
  • 14Painter
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 35Wallace

Accrington

  • 26Bettinelli
  • 16Hunt
  • 3LiddleSubstituted forGrayat 83'minutes
  • 4JoyceBooked at 69mins
  • 6Winnard
  • 5Aldred
  • 15Mingoia
  • 2Murphy
  • 24Odejayi
  • 13MolyneuxBooked at 90mins
  • 11Naismith

Substitutes

  • 7McCartan
  • 10Hatfield
  • 17Gray
  • 20Windass
  • 25Atkinson
  • 33Hazeldine
  • 44Bowerman
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
13,387

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamAccrington
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away4
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

  3. Post update

    Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  7. Post update

    Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Therry Racon replaces Michael Drennan because of an injury.

  9. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  10. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  11. Post update

    Delay in match Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Michael Liddle.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Ricky Holmes.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Michael Drennan (Portsmouth).

  16. Post update

    Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  18. Booking

    Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

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