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Barnet 1-0 Portsmouth

John Akinde
John Akinde has scored 12 goals in 33 appearances for Barnet this season

John Akinde's first-half penalty was enough for Barnet to dent Portsmouth's automatic promotion ambition.

The Bees' top scorer rolled his spot kick into the bottom right corner after he was fouled by Adam Webster.

Adam McGurk came close to equalising for Pompey in the second-half when his header from Ben Davies' cross was tipped over by Jamie Stephens.

Portsmouth slip out of the play-off places after only one win in six games while Barnet climb to 15th.

Barnet manager Martin Allen told BBC Radio London:

"I thought it was very exciting. Obviously we're playing against one of the big spenders of the division, a club with massive tradition and history, a fantastic following home and away.

"And our team of free transfers, a humble, down-to-earth group of lads put in a proper team performance.

"I would say deserved (win), with fantastic spirit, determination, courage, and they've done our club proud tonight to beat a club like Portsmouth.

"I thought we were disciplined. Everyone stuck to their job within the team framework."

Line-ups

Barnet

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Stephens
  • 37Pearson
  • 5N'Gala
  • 6NelsonBooked at 60mins
  • 17MuggletonBooked at 66mins
  • 7Yiadom
  • 8Weston
  • 16ChampionBooked at 22mins
  • 22StevensSubstituted forTogwellat 52'minutes
  • 34RandallBooked at 59minsSubstituted forVilheteat 61'minutes
  • 9AkindeSubstituted forSesayat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Vilhete
  • 12Gambin
  • 14Togwell
  • 20Shomotun
  • 31McKenzie-Lyle
  • 35Hackett
  • 36Sesay

Portsmouth

Formation 4-4-2

  • 27Fulton
  • 2Davies
  • 4WebsterBooked at 90mins
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 7McGurk
  • 23Bennett
  • 8Doyle
  • 33CloseSubstituted forSmithat 60'minutes
  • 10McNultySubstituted forChaplinat 78'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forNaismithat 8'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Naismith
  • 15Barton
  • 17Freeman
  • 19Chaplin
  • 21Smith
  • 29Hollands
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Phil Gibbs
Attendance:
2,557

Match Stats

Home TeamBarnetAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home22
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Barnet 1, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Barnet 1, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Yiadom (Barnet) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  4. Booking

    Adam Webster (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Mauro Vilhete (Barnet) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Barnet. Conceded by Ben Davies.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnet. Alie Sesay replaces John Akinde.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tom Champion (Barnet).

  14. Post update

    Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Marc McNulty.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Weston (Barnet).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by John Akinde (Barnet).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton32234559322773
2Plymouth32187747272061
3Oxford Utd321610653312258
4Accrington30167753361755
5Wimbledon31149849371251
6Mansfield33149104639751
7Bristol Rovers31155114233950
8Portsmouth311213649282149
9Wycombe31147103630649
10Leyton Orient32131094745249
11Cambridge32138114744347
12Carlisle30121084743446
13Luton32118134546-141
14Exeter32118134148-741
15Barnet31116144046-639
16Notts County31116144654-839
17Crawley32115163753-1638
18Morecambe32106165359-636
19Stevenage33810154255-1334
20Newport30710133444-1031
21Hartlepool2983182949-2027
22Yeovil32511163247-1526
23York3268183558-2326
24Dag & Red3148193257-2520
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