Jake Jervis scored the only goal of the match as Portsmouth bounced back from Saturday's heavy defeat at Scunthorpe.

Jervis cut in from the left and beat Accrington keeper Marcus Bettinelli to score the fourth goal since signing for Pompey on a permanent deal in January.

Michael Drennan and Romain Padovani missed good chances for the hosts before Bettinelli pushed a long-range Daniel Alfei shot on to the bar.

Stanley gave their 61 fans little to cheer although Peter Murphy came close.

Accrington manager James Beattie told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"I'm very pleased with the performance. We restricted Portsmouth to no shots in the first half.

"One mistake and we were punished, but their reaction to the goal further cements my feelings for the side and the spirit they've got.

"They're desperately unlucky not to get something from the game."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (4)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei
  • 17 Shorey
  • 08 Padovani Booked
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 26 Chorley
  • 11 Holmes (Wallace - 81' )
  • 29 Diagouraga
  • 28 Drennan (Racon - 88' )
  • 32 Jervis Booked (Agyemang - 92' )
  • 19 Fogden

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Bradley
  • 13 Ertl
  • 14 Painter
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 31 Racon
  • 35 Wallace

Accrington Stanley

  • 26 Bettinelli
  • 16 Hunt
  • 03 Liddle (Gray - 83' )
  • 04 Joyce Booked
  • 06 Winnard
  • 05 Aldred
  • 15 Mingoia
  • 02 Murphy
  • 24 Odejayi
  • 13 Molyneux Booked
  • 11 Naismith

Substitutes

  • 07 McCartan
  • 10 Hatfield
  • 17 Gray
  • 20 Windass
  • 25 Atkinson
  • 33 Hazeldine
  • 44 Bowerman
Ref: Chris Sarginson
Att: 13,387

Match Stats

Shots

6 4

On target

2 1

Corners

1 5

Fouls

7 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

90:00 +3:46 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0.

90:00 +3:19

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:19

Foul by Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley).

90:00 +1:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

90:00 +1:33

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

89:07

Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

87:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Therry Racon replaces Michael Drennan because of an injury.

86:57

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:13

Delay in match Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

82:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Accrington Stanley. James Gray replaces Michael Liddle.

80:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Ricky Holmes.

79:06

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

70:41

Foul by Michael Drennan (Portsmouth).

70:41

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:11

Attempt missed. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

68:32 Booking

Booking Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

68:24

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:24

Foul by Luke Joyce (Accrington Stanley).

64:49

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:49

Foul by Lee Molyneux (Accrington Stanley).

62:36

Attempt missed. Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

61:19

Attempt saved. Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

50:23

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

50:11

Attempt blocked. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

48:31

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Bondz N'Gala.

47:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Accrington Stanley 0. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner.

46:42

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kayode Odejayi.

46:12

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

46:12

Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +1:35 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Accrington Stanley 0.

45:00 +0:29 Booking

Booking Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

45:00 +0:21

(Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +0:21

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

43:08

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

43:08

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

42:47

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

35:01

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

35:01

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

32:06

Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

32:06

Foul by Kayode Odejayi (Accrington Stanley).

29:10 Booking

Booking Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

28:33

Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:33

Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

27:04

Foul by Peter Murphy (Accrington Stanley).

27:04

Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:43

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

22:09

Attempt missed. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

21:44

Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:44

Foul by Tom Aldred (Accrington Stanley).

19:43

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:29

Hand ball by Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley).

17:27

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

17:27

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

12:00

Foul by Dean Winnard (Accrington Stanley).

12:00

Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:17

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Romain Padovani.

1:47

Piero Mingoia (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

1:47

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

0:30

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

0:30

Nicky Hunt (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

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