Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Ipswich Town 0.
Ronan Curtis was the match-winner as Portsmouth gave their League One promotion hopes a boost with a narrow 1-0 victory over high-flying 10-man Ipswich.
The home side dominated the possession and had the greater chances but had to settle for Curtis' excellent strike five minutes after the break.
Curtis received the ball on the halfway line and drove at the back-tracking Ipswich defence, who allowed the Republic of Ireland international to cut inside on to his right foot and unleash an unstoppable shot that went in off the crossbar.
Pompey had the better of the first-half chances but their best work came in the second 45 minutes, while Paul Lambert's side did not get going until they fell behind.
It was a physical match that saw Ellis Harrison booked after just 16 seconds and Luke Chambers sent off with three minutes remaining for his second yellow card of the afternoon.
Chambers earned his first booking for a bad foul after 56 minutes and received his marching orders when he brought down Harrison to put any hopes of a Town comeback to bed.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 15McCrorieSubstituted forBoltonat 42'minutes
- 6BurgessBooked at 32mins
- 7WilliamsBooked at 83mins
- 14CannonSubstituted forEvansat 59'minutes
- 22HarrisonBooked at 1mins
- 22NsialaBooked at 7minsSubstituted forJudgeat 38'minutes
- 28WoolfendenBooked at 88mins
- 4ChambersBooked at 88mins
- 8SkuseSubstituted forDonacienat 60'minutes
- 7EdwardsBooked at 28minsSubstituted forJacksonat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 11NolanBooked at 62mins
- Brett Huxtable
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Ipswich Town 0.
Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kayden Jackson (Ipswich Town).
Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Janoi Donacien (Ipswich Town).
Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt blocked. Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Naylor.
Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) is shown the yellow card.
Luke Garbutt (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth).
Second yellow card to Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) for a bad foul.
Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).
Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jon Nolan (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).
Offside, Ipswich Town. James Norwood tries a through ball, but Kayden Jackson is caught offside.
Luke Woolfenden (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).