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Portsmouth 2-1 Cambridge United

Adam Webster
Adam Webster's last goal came on 28 November

Adam Webster's second goal of the season helped Portsmouth to victory over Cambridge and lifted them up to fifth place in League Two.

Marc McNulty gave Pompey a first-half lead, firing in Michael Doyle's free-kick off the underside of the bar.

Webster doubled the host's advantage, blasting home after Kyle Bennett's 20-yard shot had struck the woodwork.

Luke Berry grabbed a consolation for Cambridge, slotting in after a free-kick from the left side of the box.

Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:

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Cook on Portsmouth v Cambridge

"I felt we had to put in a performance today with character because it was always going to be a tough game to win.

"Apart from conceding a late goal again - which is obviously a problem that we have and it's a disappointing one - the reality of the three points is really pleasing.

"Today's about winning. We've played well in the past and not won. The win lifts the whole mood of the place and it's important that I'm the one to do that.

"I was brought in to do a job, I'm 32 games in to that; the more we stay together and stay strong the stronger we'll get and the further we'll go."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 27Fulton
  • 2DaviesBooked at 29mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 4Webster
  • 3Stevens
  • 23BennettSubstituted forTollittat 90+1'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 29Hollands
  • 14NaismithSubstituted forEvansat 72'minutes
  • 19ChaplinBooked at 87minsSubstituted forClarkeat 87'minutes
  • 10McNultyBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 15Barton
  • 17Freeman
  • 18Tollitt
  • 20Clarke
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Cambridge

  • 35Norris
  • 25Furlong
  • 6LeggeBooked at 79minsSubstituted forRobertsat 84'minutes
  • 14Coulson
  • 34Haynes
  • 8BerryBooked at 70mins
  • 23Ledson
  • 17O'NeillSubstituted forSimpsonat 56'minutes
  • 11Dunk
  • 21SpencerBooked at 29minsSubstituted forDonaldsonat 45'minutes
  • 22Williamson

Substitutes

  • 2Omozusi
  • 4Keane
  • 5Roberts
  • 7Donaldson
  • 13Beasant
  • 15Simpson
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
15,425

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 1.

Booking

Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Tollitt (Portsmouth).

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Davies (Portsmouth).

Mark Roberts (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Foul by Darnell Furlong (Cambridge United).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ryan Haynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Tollitt replaces Kyle Bennett.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 1. Luke Berry (Cambridge United) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Ryan Haynes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Matthew Clarke replaces Conor Chaplin.

Booking

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Mark Roberts replaces Leon Legge because of an injury.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Ryan Haynes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Ryan Haynes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Leon Legge (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Leon Legge (Cambridge United).

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

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Danny Hollands.

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Kal Naismith because of an injury.

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) is shown the yellow card.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Berry (Cambridge United).

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton33235559322774
2Plymouth33197748272164
3Oxford Utd331710655322361
4Accrington31168755381756
5Portsmouth321313651292252
6Wycombe32157103730752
7Leyton Orient33141094945452
8Wimbledon32149950391151
9Mansfield34149114640651
10Bristol Rovers32155124234850
11Carlisle31131084944549
12Cambridge33138124846247
13Luton33128134848044
14Exeter33128134348-544
15Barnet32117144248-640
16Notts County32116154655-939
17Crawley33115173755-1838
18Morecambe33106175461-736
19Newport31810133544-934
20Stevenage34810164257-1534
21Yeovil33611163347-1429
22Hartlepool3084182949-2028
23York3368193761-2426
24Dag & Red3248203258-2620
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