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Portsmouth 0-1 Exeter City

David Wheeler scored the only goal of the game as Exeter City extended their unbeaten run to 10 games with victory over fellow League Two play-off hopefuls Portsmouth.

Wheeler netted his ninth goal of the season as the Grecians moved up to seventh with victory at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth had the first chance of the game in the sixth minute when Carl Baker's low cross found Conor Chaplin, but his flicked effort went just wide of the post.

Reuben Reid forced Pompey's goalkeeper into action six minutes later after weaving his way into the box and attempting a curling effort, but he was denied by David Forde.

Exeter took the lead in the 57th minute after the ball rebounded off Pompey's Danny Rose before finding Wheeler, who lashed it into the roof of the net.

Gareth Evans almost earned a point for Portsmouth in the 72nd minute but his stinging effort was well matched by Exeter goalkeeper Christy Pym who managed to hold onto the ball.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1FordeBooked at 79mins
  • 26Evans
  • 5ClarkeBooked at 68mins
  • 6Burgess
  • 3Stevens
  • 7BakerSubstituted forRobertsat 59'minutes
  • 4Rose
  • 8Doyle
  • 22Naismith
  • 9SmithSubstituted forLoweat 59'minutes
  • 19Chaplin

Substitutes

  • 2Davies
  • 11Roberts
  • 13O'Brien
  • 18Lowe
  • 20Hunt
  • 23Bennett
  • 24Linganzi

Exeter

  • 30Pym
  • 28Stacey
  • 39Brown
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 3Woodman
  • 11Wheeler
  • 4James
  • 25Taylor
  • 7Harley
  • 14Watkins
  • 33ReidBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMcAlindenat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Olejnik
  • 6Tillson
  • 8Simpson
  • 16Oakley
  • 19McAlinden
  • 29Croll
  • 31Sweeney
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
17,195

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Exeter City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Exeter City 1.

Attempt saved. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jack Stacey.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lloyd James.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ollie Watkins.

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lloyd James (Exeter City).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lloyd James.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordan Moore-Taylor.

Attempt saved. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Liam McAlinden (Exeter City).

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

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Liam McAlinden.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Christy Pym.

Substitution

Substitution, Exeter City. Liam McAlinden replaces Reuben Reid.

Booking

David Forde (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Reuben Reid (Exeter City) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Reuben Reid (Exeter City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Danny Rose (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

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

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

Hand ball by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Gary Roberts.

Booking

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Foul by Ryan Harley (Exeter City).

Corner, Exeter City. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by David Wheeler.

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Exeter City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster28194558342461
2Plymouth26173643281554
3Carlisle281213349381149
4Luton27129639241545
5Portsmouth27136840271345
6Wycombe2612773428643
7Exeter271331140271342
8Barnet28101173838041
9Colchester2711794134740
10Mansfield28101083130140
11Cambridge27116103631539
12Grimsby28116113533239
13Blackpool2699838271136
14Stevenage28113144246-436
15Crawley26105113240-835
16Yeovil2788112834-632
17Morecambe2594123243-1131
18Hartlepool2879123647-1130
19Crewe28611112639-1329
20Accrington2668122435-1126
21Notts County2875163051-2126
22Cheltenham27510122839-1125
23Leyton Orient2774162841-1325
24Newport2757153246-1422
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