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Portsmouth 0-1 York City

York moved into the play-off places with a win over struggling Portsmouth.

The away side were ahead early on when Michael Coulson lashed a sensational low volley past keeper Trevor Carson.

Portsmouth tried to get back level but neither Ryan Taylor's header nor Jed Wallace's drive could beat Nick Pope in goal.

The home side's chances faded when captain Ben Chorley was sent off five minutes into the second half for a high challenge on Wes Fletcher.

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Post-match: Pompey boss Barker

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought after the goal, which was disappointing, we were probably the best team for the next 80 minutes, including for most of the time when we were down to 10 men.

"I've spoken to Ben (Chorley). He said that he genuinely went for the ball and he didn't mean to hurt the lad.

"I thought the longer it went on the ref wasn't going to give the red card, but obviously he did in the end, which was a big blow for us.

"We tried to play in a different way. We went with a different shape and a different view of the game and I thought for most of the game it worked."

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Post-match: York boss Worthington

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I'm delighted with the result. It's a club that's got a great footballing history - you can see from the number of supporters they had.

"But the lads were outstanding. The one thing we had to do in the second half was really make sure we stayed focused and concentrated to see the job through.

"To be fair we've done it in good style, we've limited Portsmouth. I'm not sure they had a clear effort on goal."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15AlfeiBooked at 81mins
  • 17ShoreySubstituted forDrennanat 80'minutes
  • 36Whatmough
  • 3N'Gala
  • 26ChorleyBooked at 50mins
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 35Wallace
  • 32JervisSubstituted forAgyemangat 80'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 33McCabeSubstituted forHolmesat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 11Holmes
  • 19Fogden
  • 23Agyemang
  • 28Drennan

York

  • 31Pope
  • 2OyebanjoBooked at 90mins
  • 3Davies
  • 37ReedBooked at 72mins
  • 15Lowe
  • 16McCombe
  • 12CarsonSubstituted forFletcherat 35'minutesSubstituted forJarvisat 53'minutes
  • 10PennBooked at 45mins
  • 19Bowman
  • 7Coulson
  • 26Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 5McGurk
  • 9Fletcher
  • 11Jarvis
  • 14Montrose
  • 18Platt
  • 24Ingham
  • 28Puri
Referee:
Roger East
Attendance:
14,814

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamYork
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, York City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, York City 1.

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

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

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Toumani Diagouraga.

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, York City. Conceded by Toumani Diagouraga.

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).

Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Michael Drennan replaces Nicky Shorey.

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (York City).

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

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Ryan Jarvis (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Adam Reed (York City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Rhys McCabe.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) because of an injury.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale382171061392270
2Scunthorpe381717459372268
3Chesterfield391813861362567
4Fleetwood38187135445961
5Burton38161394137461
6Oxford Utd381514949371259
7York381413114538755
8Plymouth381510134342155
9Southend381314114436853
10Dag & Red381214124747050
11Hartlepool381310154441349
12Newport371212134649-348
13Cheltenham381115124551-648
14Morecambe381212144556-1148
15Wimbledon381211154045-547
16Accrington381112154649-345
17Exeter381111164549-444
18Mansfield381014143750-1344
19Bury37916124243-143
20Bristol Rovers371013143440-643
21Wycombe381012163947-842
22Portsmouth38915143852-1442
23Northampton38912173149-1839
24Torquay3899203556-2136
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