League Two
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Accrington Stanley 1-3 Portsmouth

Michael Doyle
Michael Doyle's volley was his first goal of the season

Portsmouth scored three first-half goals away at Accrington to move above them into fourth in League Two.

They controlled the game from the off, opening the scoring when Kyle Bennett fired home from 20 yards.

Michael Doyle hit the bar from range for the visitors, who doubled their lead when a Ben Davies cross was turned into his own goal by Matt Pearson.

Pompey's Doyle did score, volleying beyond Jason Mooney from 30 yards, before Shay McCartan pulled one back.

The result means Stanley are down to sixth, while Paul Cook's side are now six points off the final automatic promotion place.

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 33Mooney
  • 12Wakefield
  • 5Davies
  • 2Pearson
  • 34Halliday
  • 28ConneelySubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 14Crooks
  • 7MingoiaSubstituted forBocoat 67'minutes
  • 17McCartan
  • 11McConvilleSubstituted forShawat 67'minutes
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 6Proctor
  • 18Brown
  • 19Carver
  • 23Steenson
  • 24Hughes
  • 26Boco
  • 39Shaw

Portsmouth

  • 27Fulton
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 29Hollands
  • 8Doyle
  • 26Evans
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forNaismithat 77'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forFreemanat 83'minutes
  • 21SmithSubstituted forMcNultyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10McNulty
  • 14Naismith
  • 15Barton
  • 17Freeman
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Clarke
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
1,841

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 3.

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Webster.

Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Davies.

Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

Foul by Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley).

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

Ben Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 3. Shay McCartan (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kieron Freeman replaces Kyle Bennett.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Gary Roberts.

Attempt saved. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Michael Smith.

Foul by Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley).

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Brayden Shaw replaces Sean McConville.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Romuald Boco replaces Piero Mingoia.

Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

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

Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Liam Wakefield (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Smith (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the left.

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton35246564343078
2Oxford Utd351811661342765
3Plymouth35198850302065
4Portsmouth351514657312659
5Bristol Rovers351851251361559
6Accrington34169956421457
7Wimbledon351411105243953
8Leyton Orient351411105148353
9Wycombe34157123732552
10Mansfield35149124641551
11Carlisle34131295250251
12Luton35148135048250
13Cambridge35148134947250
14Exeter35139134549-448
15Barnet35137154751-446
16Crawley35126174056-1642
17Notts County34117164657-1140
18Morecambe35107185563-837
19Newport34910153649-1337
20Yeovil35811163547-1235
21Stevenage35810174259-1734
22Hartlepool3294193354-2131
23York3568213766-2926
24Dag & Red35510203358-2525
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