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York City 3-1 Portsmouth

Bradley Fewster
Bradley Fewster has scored eight goals while on loan at York this season

York beat Portsmouth to keep alive their very slim chances of avoiding relegation from the Football League.

City won for the first time in 13 games but are still nine points adrift of safety with nine available - and have a goal difference 11 inferior to third-bottom Newport.

Bradley Fewster headed York ahead, Lewis Alessandra hit a low shot and Luke Summerfield scored from 30 yards.

Gareth Evans got Portsmouth's goal after a mistake from Scott Flinders.

The defeat leaves Pompey in sixth place, five points clear of eight-placed Wycombe. They could secure a play-off place this weekend.

York, meanwhile, will be relegated if they do not beat second-placed Accrington on Saturday. They could also be relegated with a win if other results do not go their way.

York City manager Jackie McNamara told BBC Radio York:

"I thought we were excellent to a man. If anything we could have had another three or four goals.

"The players did everything we asked of them.

"The ability has always been there but the mindset has been the big problem."

Line-ups

York

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Flinders
  • 27Hendrie
  • 5Bennett
  • 15Cameron
  • 11CarsonBooked at 86mins
  • 8SummerfieldBooked at 63mins
  • 10Penn
  • 4Berrett
  • 37GalbraithSubstituted forMcEvoyat 90+1'minutes
  • 32Fewster
  • 26Alessandra

Substitutes

  • 12Riordan
  • 14Swan
  • 22Thompson
  • 23Dixon
  • 24Ingham
  • 33McEvoy

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Jones
  • 2DaviesBooked at 58mins
  • 4WebsterSubstituted forBartonat 45+1'minutes
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 29Hollands
  • 26Evans
  • 10McNultySubstituted forChaplinat 74'minutes
  • 23BennettSubstituted forTollittat 66'minutes
  • 21Smith

Substitutes

  • 7McGurk
  • 14Naismith
  • 15Barton
  • 17Freeman
  • 18Tollitt
  • 19Chaplin
  • 24Murphy
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
3,214

Match Stats

Home TeamYorkAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home16
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, York City 3, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, York City 3, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by James Berrett (York City).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Kenneth McEvoy replaces Daniel Galbraith.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Daniel Galbraith (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradley Fewster (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  9. Booking

    Josh Carson (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Josh Carson (York City).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradley Fewster (York City) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Daniel Galbraith (York City) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Galbraith (York City).

  18. Post update

    Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Summerfield (York City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton432711577443392
2Accrington432212970482278
3Oxford Utd432114877413677
4Plymouth432381263412277
5Bristol Rovers432371368432576
6Portsmouth421815969412869
7Wimbledon4219111262491368
8Wycombe431713134438664
9Cambridge4317121462521063
10Exeter431712146057363
11Leyton Orient431712145860-263
12Mansfield431711156051962
13Luton43188175857162
14Carlisle431516126160161
15Barnet431610176063-358
16Hartlepool43156224963-1451
17Notts County43139215276-2448
18Crawley43138224571-2647
19Yeovil431014193854-1644
20Morecambe43128236685-1944
21Stevenage431013204866-1843
22Newport431012214261-1942
23York43712244979-3033
24Dag & Red43610273977-3828
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