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Fleetwood Town 3-1 Portsmouth

Fleetwood Town maintained their League Two promotion push with a convincing win over struggling Portsmouth.

Jon Parkin pounced to put the hosts ahead after Jamille Matt's shot was saved by Trevor Carson.

Antoni Sarcevic then doubled the lead from the spot after Daniel Alfei was adjudged to have pushed Josh Morris.

After the break Matt stabbed home Fleetwood's third after a defensive mix-up before Jed Wallace grabbed a consolation after a mazy run.

The win leaves fourth-placed Cod Army three points behind an automatic promotion spot, while Pompey are just four points above the relegation zone.

Fleetwood manager Graham Alexander told BBC Radio Lancashire:

"We needed to make sure we got three points to make the draws we've had positive results.

"We started really well and played some great football, created some opportunities and took them.

"We've been waiting for Jamille to get back to fitness because we know what a good player he is for us."

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

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Post-match: Portsmouth boss Barker

"I thought we created more chances than we have done for quite a while, to be fair. Again, I'd have to say fair play to them defensively, they threw themselves in front of everything.

"The start obviously wasn't ideal in terms of, you know, the first goal and obviously the penalty doesn't half knock the stuffing out of you when it's a decision like that."

(On the penalty): "I don't even know if Dan Alfei knew that the lad was there. I think they've pretty much ran into each other. You see them sort of 15 times a game really and if that was the case every time, then you know, so obviously that made it tougher.

"Obviously you miss (captain Ben Chorley's) leadership skills and his organisational skills out on the pitch, but I thought the lads did okay. It was always going to be tough up against two difficult front men."

Line-ups

Fleetwood

  • 28Maxwell
  • 15McLaughlinBooked at 53mins
  • 20Taylor
  • 4Murdoch
  • 6Pond
  • 5Roberts
  • 8SchumacherBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGoodallat 71'minutes
  • 18SarcevicSubstituted forBlairat 84'minutes
  • 10Matt
  • 9ParkinSubstituted forMandronat 81'minutes
  • 24Morris

Substitutes

  • 1Davies
  • 7Evans
  • 13Goodall
  • 17Blair
  • 22Hughes
  • 25Jordan
  • 34Mandron

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 17ShoreySubstituted forAgyemangat 64'minutes
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 3N'GalaBooked at 90mins
  • 5Devera
  • 19FogdenSubstituted forWallaceat 58'minutes
  • 36Whatmough
  • 32Jervis
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Painter
  • 20Taylor
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 35Wallace
Referee:
Iain Williamson
Attendance:
3,509

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1.
Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.
Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth).
Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jed Wallace (Portsmouth).
Attempt blocked. Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.
Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Attempt missed. Josh Morris (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Matty Blair replaces Antoni Sarcevic.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Mikael Mandron replaces Jon Parkin.
Attempt missed. Daniel Alfei (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Michael Drennan.
Attempt missed. Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.
Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town).
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Alan Goodall replaces Steven Schumacher.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Maxwell.
Attempt saved. Joe Devera (Portsmouth) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Roberts.
Attempt saved. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Nicky Shorey.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 1. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jed Wallace replaces Wes Fogden.
Attempt missed. Wes Fogden (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.
Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).
Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Fleetwood Town 3, Portsmouth 0. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.
Attempt saved. Jon Parkin (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.
Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Ricky Holmes.
Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Charlie Taylor (Fleetwood Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.
Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).
Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Stewart Murdoch (Fleetwood Town).
Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Fleetwood Town 2, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Fleetwood Town 2, Portsmouth 0.
Antoni Sarcevic (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Wes Fogden (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.
Foul by Mark Roberts (Fleetwood Town).
Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jake Jervis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Foul by Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town).
Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Conor McLaughlin (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Michael Drennan (Portsmouth).
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Conor McLaughlin.
Attempt blocked. Michael Drennan (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Steven Schumacher (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield37181272666
2Scunthorpe37161742165
3Rochdale36197101764
4Fleetwood37187121261
5Burton3716138561
6Oxford Utd37141491156
7Southend37131311852
8York37131311652
9Plymouth3614913051
10Hartlepool37131014449
11Cheltenham36111411-547
12Morecambe36121113-747
13Dag & Red36111312-146
14Newport34111112-344
15Wimbledon37111115-644
16Mansfield37101314-1343
17Bury3591511042
18Bristol Rovers36101214-642
19Portsmouth3791513-1342
20Wycombe36101115-641
21Accrington36101115-741
22Exeter36101016-740
23Northampton3691116-1538
24Torquay368919-2133
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