York moved into the play-off places with a win over struggling Portsmouth.

The away side were ahead early on when Michael Coulson lashed a sensational low volley past keeper Trevor Carson.

Portsmouth tried to get back level but neither Ryan Taylor's header nor Jed Wallace's drive could beat Nick Pope in goal.

The home side's chances faded when captain Ben Chorley was sent off five minutes into the second half for a high challenge on Wes Fletcher.

Post-match: Pompey boss Barker

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

"I thought after the goal, which was disappointing, we were probably the best team for the next 80 minutes, including for most of the time when we were down to 10 men.

"I've spoken to Ben (Chorley). He said that he genuinely went for the ball and he didn't mean to hurt the lad.

"I thought the longer it went on the ref wasn't going to give the red card, but obviously he did in the end, which was a big blow for us.

"We tried to play in a different way. We went with a different shape and a different view of the game and I thought for most of the game it worked."

Post-match: York boss Worthington

York City manager Nigel Worthington told BBC Radio York:

"I'm delighted with the result. It's a club that's got a great footballing history - you can see from the number of supporters they had.

"But the lads were outstanding. The one thing we had to do in the second half was really make sure we stayed focused and concentrated to see the job through.

"To be fair we've done it in good style, we've limited Portsmouth. I'm not sure they had a clear effort on goal."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson
  • 15 Alfei Booked
  • 17 Shorey (Drennan - 80' )
  • 36 Whatmough
  • 03 N'Gala
  • 26 Chorley Dismissed
  • 29 Diagouraga
  • 35 Wallace
  • 32 Jervis (Agyemang - 80' )
  • 20 Taylor
  • 33 McCabe (Holmes - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Smith
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Bradley
  • 11 Holmes
  • 19 Fogden
  • 23 Agyemang
  • 28 Drennan

York City

  • 31 Pope
  • 02 Oyebanjo Booked
  • 03 Davies
  • 37 Reed Booked
  • 15 Lowe
  • 16 McCombe
  • 12 Carson (Fletcher - 35' )
  • 10 Penn Booked
  • 19 Bowman
  • 07 Coulson
  • 26 Hayhurst

Substitutes

  • 05 McGurk
  • 09 Fletcher (Jarvis - 53' )
  • 11 Jarvis
  • 14 Montrose
  • 18 Platt
  • 24 Ingham
  • 28 Puri
Ref: Roger East
Att: 14,814

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

7 3

Corners

6 5

Fouls

10 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 0, York City 1.

90:00 +5:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, York City 1.

90:00 +2:08

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

90:00 +2:08

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:10 Booking

Booking Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) is shown the yellow card.

88:38

Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).

88:38

Ryan Jarvis (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:35

Attempt saved. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

85:14

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

85:14

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

84:23

Corner, York City. Conceded by Toumani Diagouraga.

83:22

Attempt saved. Ryan Bowman (York City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

82:10

Corner, York City. Conceded by Toumani Diagouraga.

81:43

Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).

81:43

Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80:55

Attempt missed. Ryan Jarvis (York City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

80:27 Booking

Booking Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

80:13

Foul by Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth).

80:13

Adam Reed (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Jake Jervis.

79:04 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Michael Drennan replaces Nicky Shorey.

78:22

Attempt missed. Ryan Bowman (York City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

77:35

Hand ball by Ryan Bowman (York City).

76:31

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

76:31

Foul by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

76:06

Corner, York City. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

74:53

Attempt saved. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

72:27

Attempt missed. Ryan Jarvis (York City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

72:12

Foul by Nicky Shorey (Portsmouth).

72:12

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:13 Booking

Booking Adam Reed (York City) is shown the yellow card.

71:04

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

71:04

Foul by Adam Reed (York City).

70:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Rhys McCabe.

68:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

68:15

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

66:29

Delay in match Lanre Oyebanjo (York City) because of an injury.

65:15

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

65:15

Russell Penn (York City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

61:39

Attempt saved. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

61:06

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

60:18

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

60:18

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

56:13

Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

56:13

Foul by Michael Coulson (York City).

54:59

Hand ball by Ryan Jarvis (York City).

54:32

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

52:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Ryan Jarvis replaces Wes Fletcher because of an injury.

49:42 Dismissal

Dismissal Ben Chorley (Portsmouth) is shown the red card.

49:00

Wes Fletcher (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:47

Foul by Ben Chorley (Portsmouth).

48:29

Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:03

Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

45:48

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

45:26

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 0, York City 1.

45:00 +5:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 0, York City 1.

45:00 +1:19

Attempt missed. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

45:00 +0:08 Booking

Booking Russell Penn (York City) is shown the yellow card.

45:00

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

44:59

Foul by Russell Penn (York City).

43:13

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Keith Lowe.

36:02

Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

34:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, York City. Wes Fletcher replaces Josh Carson because of an injury.

33:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

33:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:02

Delay in match Josh Carson (York City) because of an injury.

30:10

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

30:10

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

29:06

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

29:04

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28:27

Delay in match Russell Penn (York City) because of an injury.

27:33

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

26:03

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

26:03

Foul by John McCombe (York City).

25:31

Corner, York City. Conceded by Daniel Alfei.

22:16

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

21:26

Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

20:59

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Russell Penn.

15:42

Attempt saved. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

14:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:50

Delay in match William Hayhurst (York City) because of an injury.

12:51

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

12:51

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

6:46

Corner, York City. Conceded by Ben Chorley.

6:14

Michael Coulson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

6:14

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

5:16

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ben Davies.

4:32 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 0, York City 1. Michael Coulson (York City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Davies.

1:14

Foul by Jake Jervis (Portsmouth).

1:14

Josh Carson (York City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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