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Fleetwood Town 1-0 Portsmouth

Fleetwood's terrific run continued as they deservedly hung on to edge out promotion rivals Portsmouth

Town's fifth straight victory helped them leapfrog Pompey in the table and back into the League One play-off places.

The hosts struck in the 12th minute when Danny Andrew drilled in a deflected cross which popped up perfectly for Callum Connolly to head home from close range.

The lead ought to have been swiftly doubled, but Wes Burns dragged an angled effort wide with only goalkeeper Alex Bass to beat.

Pompey almost evened it up soon after when Ronan Curtis' free-kick from the tightest of angles swirled in and struck the crossbar.

Seven minutes before the interval Fleetwood's leading scorer Paddy Madden fired in a 20-yard drive which Bass saved comfortably.

Madden tested Bass again on the hour mark after playing a smart one-two with Andrew, while at the other end Sean Raggett's effort was headed off the line by Lewie Coyle.

Substitute Josh Morris twice went close to adding a second for Fleetwood late on.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6SouttarBooked at 45mins
  • 19Gibson
  • 3Andrew
  • 15CouttsBooked at 90mins
  • 12Whelan
  • 7BurnsBooked at 83mins
  • 4ConnollySubstituted forSowerbyat 81'minutes
  • 21McKaySubstituted forMorrisat 76'minutes
  • 17MaddenSubstituted forSaundersat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Morris
  • 24Thorvaldsson
  • 27Biggins
  • 28Sowerby
  • 31Crellin
  • 32Saunders
  • 41Holgate

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 35Bass
  • 13BoltonSubstituted forMcCrorieat 57'minutes
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 42SeddonBooked at 90mins
  • 4NaylorBooked at 90mins
  • 24McGeehan
  • 19Harness
  • 10Marquis
  • 11Curtis
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forWilliamsat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 7Williams
  • 15McCrorie
  • 16Whatmough
  • 26Evans
  • 33Close
  • 38Haunstrup
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
3,370

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home8
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  4. Post update

    Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Harvey Saunders (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Paddy Madden.

  10. Booking

    Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

    Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Booking

    Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Paddy Madden.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right following a fast break.

  18. Booking

    Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham32186858332560
2Coventry311612345291660
3Wycombe3317884437759
4Sunderland32169745261957
5Peterborough331671065392655
6Fleetwood31159747351254
7Portsmouth31158845311453
8Ipswich331410945321352
9Oxford Utd32149953341951
10Gillingham33121473930950
11Doncaster321391047321548
12Burton321210104544146
13Bristol Rovers32119123545-1042
14Accrington32109134648-239
15Lincoln City34116174144-339
16Blackpool31911113939038
17Shrewsbury31911112636-1038
18MK Dons32106163442-836
19Rochdale3296173653-1733
20Wimbledon33710163751-1431
21Tranmere3158182956-2723
22Southend3337233582-4716
23Bolton3058172462-3811
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