League Two
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Portsmouth 0-1 Torquay United

Torquay United boosted their survival hopes with a 1-0 win at Portsmouth.

Billy Bodin's 27th-minute goal was enough to give Torquay, who are 23rd in League Two, all three points.

Joss Labadie made his way into the box before crossing for striker Bodin, who was able to convert his first goal of the season at the far post.

Portsmouth improved after the break, but midfielder Ben Chorley spurned their best chance two minutes from time when he blazed over.

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Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"It's disappointing because we've had a good week. It could have been an excellent week and it's turned out to be an average week.

"Obviously, the goal was disappointing. There weren't too many chances in the whole game. We didn't look like we were an attacking threat.

"The first 45 minutes I thought it was just two teams cancelling each other out. What we've done is waste 45 minutes. We've got work to do all over the park."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 14PainterSubstituted forBarchamat 79'minutes
  • 8PadovaniSubstituted forFogdenat 73'minutes
  • 5Devera
  • 26Chorley
  • 35Wallace
  • 17Shorey
  • 32JervisSubstituted forAgyemangat 63'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 19Fogden
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon

Torquay

  • 1Poke
  • 2Tonge
  • 3Nicholson
  • 6Lathrope
  • 29O'Connor
  • 5Pearce
  • 17GoodwinSubstituted forMansellat 73'minutes
  • 18Labadie
  • 19StockleySubstituted forO'Brienat 82'minutes
  • 26Benyon
  • 10BodinSubstituted forCruiseat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Downes
  • 7Mansell
  • 9Hawley
  • 12Chapell
  • 13Rice
  • 21Cruise
  • 22O'Brien
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
15,474

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home4
Away4
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

  3. Post update

    Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Aiden O'Brien replaces Jayden Stockley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Thomas Cruise replaces Billy Bodin.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Marcos Painter.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Torquay United. Lee Mansell replaces Shamir Goodwin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Wes Fogden replaces Romain Padovani.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

  17. Post update

    Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).