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Portsmouth 1-0 Bury

Matt Clarke's second-half header was enough for Portsmouth to beat bottom-of-the-table Bury at Fratton Park.

Clarke was left unmarked as he charged in towards the back post to fire Pompey to their third league win in a row.

Bury had the first chance of the match in the 11th minute when Nicky Ajose forced Pompey goalkeeper Luke McGee into a save with a driving shot from just inside the area.

The home side then responded with a chance of their own through Danny Rose after he tried his luck from 40 yards out, only to be denied by Leo Fasan's fingertips.

Pompey then had another opportunity to go ahead after a deflected pass reached Gareth Evans, who could only strike his effort at Fasan.

Jamal Lowe immediately struck the rebound just wide of the post after hitting a defender on its way through.

But it was centre-back Clarke who broke the deadlock in the 62nd minute when he headed in from Evans' corner.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20Thompson
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 38Haunstrup
  • 4Rose
  • 7O'KeefeSubstituted forCloseat 45'minutes
  • 26EvansBooked at 78mins
  • 23BennettBooked at 17minsSubstituted forChaplinat 59'minutes
  • 18Lowe
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 11Kennedy
  • 14Main
  • 17Donohue
  • 19Chaplin
  • 25Talbot
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass

Bury

  • 38Fasan
  • 14Edwards
  • 27Cameron
  • 6O'ConnellBooked at 27mins
  • 3Leigh
  • 4TutteSubstituted forMayorat 65'minutes
  • 30Ince
  • 26O'Shea
  • 13Reilly
  • 29SmithSubstituted forMaguireat 69'minutes
  • 11Ajose

Substitutes

  • 7Maguire
  • 8Dawson
  • 10Mayor
  • 12Williams
  • 15Aldred
  • 18Laurent
  • 42Maloney
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
17,549

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBury
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Bury 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Bury 0.

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

Foul by Callum Reilly (Bury).

Nathan Thompson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Greg Leigh (Bury).

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

Foul by Rohan Ince (Bury).

Brandon Haunstrup (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Chris Maguire (Bury).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

Attempt saved. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Danny Mayor (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Leigh (Bury).

Attempt missed. Chris Maguire (Bury) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Greg Leigh (Bury) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by Callum Reilly (Bury).

Attempt missed. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

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

Foul by Callum Reilly (Bury).

Attempt saved. Chris Maguire (Bury) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Chris Maguire (Bury) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Chris Maguire replaces Michael Smith.

Attempt missed. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Eoghan O'Connell (Bury).

Foul by Ben Close (Portsmouth).

Danny Mayor (Bury) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bury. Danny Mayor replaces Andrew Tutte.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Bury 0. Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Gareth Evans with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Cameron.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan21153342123048
2Shrewsbury21135328141444
3Blackburn21134439192043
4Bradford2213363526942
5Scunthorpe22116528171139
6Charlton2110562926335
7Portsmouth2211292724335
8Oxford Utd228773527831
9Rotherham2293103632430
10Peterborough218583332129
11Walsall217772930-128
12Southend227782534-928
13Fleetwood217682932-327
14Blackpool227692730-327
15Oldham227693640-427
16Bristol Rovers2290133340-727
17MK Dons226882532-726
18Doncaster2266102227-524
19Gillingham225892025-523
20Northampton2264121838-2022
21Rochdale214982328-521
22Plymouth2256111831-1321
23Wimbledon2155111526-1120
24Bury2145121929-1017
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