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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:

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Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

"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

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

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

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Thomas Cruise replaces Billy Bodin.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Marcos Painter.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Lee Mansell replaces Shamir Goodwin.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Wes Fogden replaces Romain Padovani.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

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

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

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

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jed Wallace.

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

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joss Labadie.

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield29159547262154
2Scunthorpe291312441271451
3Oxford Utd281310538221649
4Fleetwood281531045331248
5Southend28138735231247
6Rochdale2814594334947
7Burton2813873228447
8Newport2610973530539
9Dag & Red29109103736139
10Wimbledon29108113233-138
11Morecambe28108103337-438
12Plymouth2899102531-636
13York30811113437-335
14Cheltenham2881193539-435
15Hartlepool2998123035-535
16Exeter2897123337-434
17Accrington2788113238-632
18Portsmouth29711113342-932
19Mansfield29711113039-932
20Bury27710103134-331
21Bristol Rovers2879122631-530
22Wycombe2878133238-629
23Torquay2878132841-1329
24Northampton2758142137-1623
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