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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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Adam Webster.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Davies.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Tom Davies (Accrington Stanley).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Matt Crooks (Accrington Stanley).

  18. Post update

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

  19. 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.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Kieron Freeman replaces Kyle Bennett.

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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