Torquay United boosted their survival hopes with a 1-0 win at Portsmouth.

Billy Bodin's 27th-minute goal was enough to give Torquay, who are 23rd in League Two, all three points.

Joss Labadie made his way into the box before crossing for striker Bodin, who was able to convert his first goal of the season at the far post.

Portsmouth improved after the break, but midfielder Ben Chorley spurned their best chance two minutes from time when he blazed over.

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Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"It's disappointing because we've had a good week. It could have been an excellent week and it's turned out to be an average week.

"Obviously, the goal was disappointing. There weren't too many chances in the whole game. We didn't look like we were an attacking threat.

"The first 45 minutes I thought it was just two teams cancelling each other out. What we've done is waste 45 minutes. We've got work to do all over the park."

Lineup, Bookings (0) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei
  • 14 Painter (Barcham - 79' )
  • 08 Padovani (Fogden - 73' )
  • 05 Devera
  • 26 Chorley
  • 35 Wallace
  • 17 Shorey
  • 32 Jervis (Agyemang - 63' )
  • 20 Taylor
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 06 Bradley
  • 07 Barcham
  • 13 Ertl
  • 19 Fogden
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 31 Racon

Torquay United

  • 01 Poke
  • 02 Tonge
  • 03 Nicholson
  • 06 Lathrope
  • 29 O'Connor
  • 05 Pearce
  • 17 Goodwin (Mansell - 73' )
  • 18 Labadie
  • 19 Stockley (O'Brien - 82' )
  • 26 Benyon
  • 10 Bodin (Cruise - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Downes
  • 07 Mansell
  • 09 Hawley
  • 12 Chapell
  • 13 Rice
  • 21 Cruise
  • 22 O'Brien
Ref: Dean Whitestone
Att: 15,474

Match Stats

Shots

4 4

On target

1 2

Corners

7 4

Fouls

7 4

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

90:00 +3:14 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

90:00 +2:24

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

90:00 +2:24

Foul by Elliot Benyon (Torquay United).

89:49

Attempt missed. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

89:12

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

87:18

Attempt missed. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

86:58

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

86:40

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kevin Nicholson.

85:41

Attempt saved. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

81:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Aiden O'Brien replaces Jayden Stockley.

79:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Thomas Cruise replaces Billy Bodin.

78:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Marcos Painter.

72:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Torquay United. Lee Mansell replaces Shamir Goodwin.

72:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Wes Fogden replaces Romain Padovani.

70:00

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

66:00

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

65:52

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

62:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

54:41

Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

54:41

Shamir Goodwin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

52:05

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Dale Tonge.

46:30

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

46:00

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:51

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1.

45:00

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Jed Wallace.

40:44

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

40:44

Foul by Dale Tonge (Torquay United).

39:15

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Joe Devera.

38:58

Attempt blocked. Joss Labadie (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

32:17

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Anthony O'Connor.

26:53 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 0, Torquay United 1. Billy Bodin (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joss Labadie.

24:00

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:55

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

22:16

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

22:16

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

18:27

Attempt saved. Jayden Stockley (Torquay United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

17:40

Hand ball by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

14:29

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Damon Lathrope.

10:20

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

10:05

Foul by Joss Labadie (Torquay United).

5:26

Corner, Torquay United. Conceded by Marcos Painter.

2:41

Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

2:41

Billy Bodin (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:45

Attempt missed. Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner from a direct free kick.

1:00

Elliot Benyon (Torquay United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:58

Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

0:18

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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