League Two
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Portsmouth 3-1 Barnet

Adam McGurk
Adam McGurk has scored twice in eight appearances for Portsmouth this season

Portsmouth maintained their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Barnet.

Andy Yiadom gave the visitors the lead, but Portsmouth levelled through Conor Chaplin shortly before half-time.

Adam McGurk fired Pompey ahead, having ignored an offside flag which was raised for team-mate Kyle Bennett.

Barnet were then reduced to 10 men as goalkeeper Jamie Stephens was shown a second yellow card, before Chaplin fired home to seal the win late on.

Portsmouth assistant manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Solent:

"You'll see certain results around the country - once a team goes behind, they normally stay behind - but our lads have got a bit of belief in them, a bit of solidity, they believe in the philosophy that we are trying to put in place. There is still a lot of work to be done; we won't get carried away.

"Its Conor Chaplin's day today. Adam McGurk who has come into the team has also done very well and it's a squad game. We won't win the league with 11 players.

"It's points on the board and we're still unbeaten. Over the past few years the club has gone through a process, it will get its credentials back and hopefully we can be a part of that."

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC London 94.9:

"I thought we played very well from start to finish. It's a great place for our players to come and play after playing in the Conference last year, to come to a stadium with support like this.

"I thought our players did our club proud, I think they did themselves proud.

"I'm not going to make any comment on the referee and his decisions. I think every Portsmouth supporter will say Barnet played well today."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2DaviesBooked at 90mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 20ClarkeSubstituted forEvansat 68'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 3StevensBooked at 77mins
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forWebsterat 45'minutes
  • 25Atangana
  • 8Doyle
  • 23BennettBooked at 90mins
  • 19ChaplinBooked at 69mins
  • 7McGurkSubstituted forTubbsat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 4Webster
  • 9Tubbs
  • 14Naismith
  • 18Tollitt
  • 26Evans
  • 29Hollands

Barnet

  • 21StephensBooked at 66mins
  • 2Hoyte
  • 5N'Gala
  • 4DembéléBooked at 56mins
  • 3Johnson
  • 11VilheteSubstituted forMuggletonat 59'minutes
  • 8Weston
  • 14Togwell
  • 12GambinSubstituted forGashat 59'minutes
  • 7YiadomBooked at 36mins
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forMcKenzie-Lyleat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nelson
  • 15Tomlinson
  • 16Champion
  • 17Muggleton
  • 18Gash
  • 24McLean
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
16,217

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBarnet
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Barnet 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Barnet 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 3, Barnet 1. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Doyle.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Curtis Weston (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  5. Booking

    Ben Davies (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Elliot Johnson (Barnet) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Tubbs (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Adam Webster.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Nigel Atangana.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Michael Gash (Barnet) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

  14. Post update

    Andy Yiadom (Barnet) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kai McKenzie-Lyle.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.