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Portsmouth 2-0 Wycombe Wanderers

Portsmouth celebrate
Victory moved Portsmouth to within a point of the play-off places

Second-half goals from Ben Close and Ronan Curtis were enough to give Portsmouth a win over League One leaders Wycombe.

There was little between the two sides in the opening 45 minutes but the home side took control after the break.

James Bolton should have put them ahead early in the second half, but his powerful header cleared the crossbar.

The mounting pressure proved all too much for Wycombe, and 66 minutes in, they found themselves 1-0 down.

Close tucked in the loose ball after Ellis Harrison fired against the post six yards from goal.

Portsmouth doubled their lead after good work from Marcus Harness allowed him to fire in a venomous cross from the right for the unmarked Curtis to apply the finish with a deft touch.

A late free-kick from Joe Jacobson skimmed the post late on as they pushed for a way back into the match.

But it was not to be for Wycombe who lost back-to-back games for the first time in the league this season.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 2Walkes
  • 4NaylorBooked at 45mins
  • 33Close
  • 7WilliamsSubstituted forHarnessat 8'minutes
  • 14CannonSubstituted forEvansat 72'minutes
  • 11CurtisBooked at 35minsSubstituted forMarquisat 90+2'minutes
  • 22HarrisonBooked at 13mins

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 8Pitman
  • 9Hawkins
  • 10Marquis
  • 19Harness
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass

Wycombe

  • 1Allsop
  • 2Coelho Jombati
  • 5StewartBooked at 53mins
  • 21Charles
  • 3JacobsonBooked at 85mins
  • 18ThompsonSubstituted forPattisonat 27'minutes
  • 28Ofoborh
  • 22Freeman
  • 26AaronsBooked at 64minsSubstituted forWheelerat 67'minutes
  • 25Samuel
  • 17SmythSubstituted forKashketat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wheeler
  • 8Pattison
  • 10Bloomfield
  • 11Kashket
  • 13Yates
  • 16Phillips
  • 27Parker
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
18,419

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away12
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. John Marquis replaces Ronan Curtis.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Sean Raggett.

Attempt blocked. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Nick Freeman with a cross.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

Foul by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

David Wheeler (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt blocked. Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sido Jombati.

Hand ball by Scott Kashket (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Paul Smyth.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

Nick Freeman (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Smyth (Wycombe Wanderers).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marcus Harness.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Andrew Cannon.

Foul by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Anton Walkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. David Wheeler replaces Rolando Aarons.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Wycombe Wanderers 0. Ben Close (Portsmouth) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Close.

Attempt saved. James Bolton (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ellis Harrison.

Booking

Rolando Aarons (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers).

Attempt missed. Alex Samuel (Wycombe Wanderers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rolando Aarons with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe22127330171343
2Ipswich21107429161337
3Oxford Utd21106539201936
4Peterborough22106643281536
5Rotherham22105736241235
6Bristol Rovers2110563027335
7Fleetwood2010463628834
8Portsmouth219753224834
9Coventry2181032623334
10Blackpool228953025533
11Shrewsbury218762022-231
12Burton218672825330
13Gillingham227872623329
14Doncaster197753021928
15Sunderland207762521428
16Accrington226883131026
17Lincoln City2173112124-324
18Wimbledon2265112733-623
19Rochdale2264122539-1422
20Tranmere2155112538-1320
21MK Dons2253142035-1518
22Southend2315172664-388
23Bolton194691441-276
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