Ryan Taylor's header and a Chris Dunn own goal gave 10-man Portsmouth victory over Cambridge United in League Two.

Taylor gave Pompey the lead when he nodded in a Miles Storey cross, before Adam Webster was sent off for two fouls on United's Harrison Dunk.

Liam Hughes attempted to clear a Ricky Holmes shot but saw his effort cannon off Tom Bonner past a stranded Dunn, who was credited with the own goal.

Kwesi Appiah scored a consolation after he headed a corner past Paul Jones.

Andy Awford on Portsmouth v Cambridge Utd

Portsmouth boss Andy Awford talks to BBC Radio Solent:

"The players were absolutely fantastic, they've dug in, desire levels, patience, belief, professionalism all over the pitch so I'm absolutely delighted with three points.

(on Adam Webster red card) "Once you're on a yellow you've got to be careful, once he's been booked the referee's got no option. I've got no problems with that whatsoever.

"I'm fortunate I've got a very good squad of players. I've got strength and depth and that's what's needed because it's a heck of a long season."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 01 Jones
  • 16 Robinson
  • 02 Webster Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 03 Whatmough
  • 17 Shorey
  • 08 Wallace
  • 21 Dunne
  • 29 Hollands
  • 25 Atangana (Devera - 45' )
  • 14 Storey (Bird - 84' )
  • 09 Taylor (Holmes - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Devera
  • 11 Holmes
  • 18 Bird
  • 20 Westcarr
  • 24 Awford
  • 31 Bass
  • 34 Butler

Cambridge United

  • 01 Dunn
  • 05 Bonner (Cunnington - 71' )
  • 04 Coulson
  • 03 Taylor
  • 02 Tait (Simpson - 45' )
  • 08 Champion
  • 07 Donaldson
  • 11 Dunk
  • 17 Hughes (Chadwick - 83' )
  • 21 Appiah
  • 10 Elliott

Substitutes

  • 09 Cunnington
  • 13 Norris
  • 15 Simpson
  • 19 Sam-Yorke
  • 22 Chadwick
  • 24 Whittall
  • 25 Lennon
Ref: Darren Sheldrake
Att: 16,671

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

3 6

Corners

6 4

Fouls

10 6

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 1.

90:00 +4:57 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 1.

90:00 +1:07

Tom Champion (Cambridge United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

89:33

Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

89:33

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

88:23

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Cambridge United).

88:23

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

87:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:46

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

86:11

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

85:49

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

83:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Miles Storey.

82:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Luke Chadwick replaces Liam Hughes.

80:44

Attempt saved. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

79:32

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

79:32

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

76:34

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Josh Coulson.

70:39 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Adam Cunnington replaces Tom Bonner.

70:31

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

70:09

Attempt saved. Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

69:25

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:25

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

68:11 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 1. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Greg Taylor with a cross following a corner.

67:52

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

67:36

Attempt blocked. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

65:25 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Chris Dunn, Cambridge United. Portsmouth 2, Cambridge United 0.

65:03

Attempt saved. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

64:45

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Bonner.

62:32 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ricky Holmes replaces Ryan Taylor.

61:59

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:59

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

61:35

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Bonner.

58:38

Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

58:22

Attempt blocked. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

56:10

Attempt blocked. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

54:02

Foul by Robbie Simpson (Cambridge United).

54:02

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:35

Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

51:24

Foul by Liam Hughes (Cambridge United).

51:24

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

48:45

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:45

Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Cambridge United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Cambridge United. Robbie Simpson replaces Richard Tait.

45:00 +4:07 Half time

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

45:00 +2:58

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +2:55

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +2:14

Delay in match Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

45:00 +1:32

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

44:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Joe Devera replaces Nigel Atangana.

43:16 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

43:09

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

43:09

Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

40:22

Attempt missed. Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

39:15

Attempt missed. James Dunne (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

37:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

37:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

36:51

Delay in match Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

36:35

Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

36:35

Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

34:56

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

33:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Cambridge United 0. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Miles Storey with a cross.

31:17

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Paul Jones.

30:54

Attempt saved. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

27:48

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

27:48

Adam Webster (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:00

Foul by Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United).

26:00

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:05

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

22:00

Attempt saved. Tom Elliott (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

21:04

Miles Storey (Portsmouth) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

19:22

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

17:19 Booking

Booking Adam Webster (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

17:13

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:13

Foul by Adam Webster (Portsmouth).

15:38

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

14:51

Delay in match Richard Tait (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

12:59

Liam Hughes (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:59

Foul by Danny Hollands (Portsmouth).

12:22

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

11:40

Attempt missed. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

11:26

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Bonner.

11:03

Attempt blocked. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9:37

Attempt missed. Ryan Donaldson (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

7:53

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

7:44

Delay in match Tom Bonner (Cambridge United) because of an injury.

7:08

Attempt missed. Kwesi Appiah (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

6:29

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Dunn.

5:58

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

4:18

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:18

Foul by James Dunne (Portsmouth).

0:35

Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:35

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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