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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 1, Portsmouth 0.

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

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

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town).

Hand ball by Lewie Coyle (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Harvey Saunders replaces Paddy Madden.

Booking

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

Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

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

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.

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

Booking

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

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Jack Sowerby replaces Callum Connolly.

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Tom Naylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Josh Morris replaces Barrie McKay.

Attempt missed. John Marquis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Paddy Madden (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town).

Attempt blocked. Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Ronan Curtis with a cross.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harry Souttar.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Barrie McKay.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Glenn Whelan (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

Lewis Gibson (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Fleetwood Town. Lewie Coyle tries a through ball, but Wes Burns is caught offside.

Hand ball by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

Attempt saved. Wes Burns (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Glenn Whelan.

Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town).

goal

As It Stood

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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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