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Portsmouth 3-2 Stevenage

Portsmouth defender Joe Devera atoned for a defensive mistake to score the winner against Stevenage.

Darius Charles volleyed Stevenage into the lead but Jed Wallace levelled when the visitors failed to clear a corner.

Miles Storey collected a through ball to put the hosts in front but Devera's weak back-header allowed Chris Beardsley to equalise past Paul Jones.

The 27-year-old made up for his error minutes later with a low strike to end Pompey's five-game winless league run.

Stevenage manager Graham Westley told BBC Three Counties Radio:

"It wasn't far off our best performance of the season. I thought we did a lot right.

"It's a very difficult environment to come to. The officials find it difficult to stay on top of the game.

"If you look at the errors, the moments that have cost us, they're all curable. We looked the fitter side, I think the boys can feel unfortunate."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 6Chorley
  • 16Robinson
  • 17Shorey
  • 8J WallaceSubstituted forErtlat 90+5'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 21DunneBooked at 82mins
  • 11HolmesBooked at 84mins
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forAtanganaat 89'minutes
  • 14Storey

Substitutes

  • 7Barcham
  • 9Taylor
  • 13Ertl
  • 22Poke
  • 23Agyemang
  • 25Atangana
  • 34Butler

Stevenage

Formation 4-4-2

  • 16Day
  • 25HenryBooked at 33mins
  • 5Ashton
  • 19Wells
  • 9Charles
  • 12McAllister
  • 22LeeBooked at 51mins
  • 18ParrettSubstituted forBondat 78'minutes
  • 7Whelpdale
  • 20Beardsley
  • 49AdamsSubstituted forClarkeat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Beasant
  • 6Bond
  • 11Pett
  • 23Okimo
  • 24Lancaster
  • 46Jebb
  • 50Clarke
Referee:
Mick Russell
Attendance:
13,281

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamStevenage
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Stevenage 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Stevenage 2.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Jed Wallace.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Whelpdale.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Craig Westcarr.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Beardsley (Stevenage).

  11. Post update

    Joe Devera (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Lee (Stevenage) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Darius Charles (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Stevenage. Josh Clarke replaces Charlie Adams.

  16. Booking

    Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  17. Post update

    Hand ball by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

  18. Booking

    James Dunne (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Charlie Adams (Stevenage) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).