League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth1ExeterExeter City0

Portsmouth 1-0 Exeter City

Jed Wallace's late goal saw Portsmouth finally see off Exeter at Fratton Park.

Wallace had earlier missed a second-half penalty, blazing well over after Grecians defender Christian Ribeiro had tripped Matt Tubbs in the area.

James Dunne struck the bar from long range, after Wallace had been denied by a fine save from Christy Pym.

Arron Davies clipped the bar for Exeter but it was the hosts who won the game in the last minute of normal time thanks to Wallace's fine solo effort.

Exeter have now won just one of their last nine games and are without a win in their last five.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"I think it was a fantastic game of football. Exeter fully played their part but I have to give our lads some credit today, they kept going right until the end.

"The spirit got us there in the end, after the penalty miss it would have been easy to drop heads but we kept going and we are delighted with the three points.

"I think we have looked solid since we changed the back, back to a three, and the whole team deserve credit for it. They have taken on board what we have tried to do on the training pitch and stuck to game plans."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Jones
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 3Whatmough
  • 18PassleySubstituted forBarchamat 45'minutes
  • 21Dunne
  • 29Hollands
  • 34Butler
  • 8J WallaceBooked at 59minsSubstituted forAtanganaat 90+2'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Taylor
  • 14Tubbs

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 7Barcham
  • 13Ertl
  • 20Westcarr
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 36Chaplin

Exeter

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Pym
  • 2ButterfieldBooked at 73mins
  • 8Oakley
  • 15Moore-Taylor
  • 11Davies
  • 6RibeiroBooked at 72mins
  • 7Sercombe
  • 33HarleyBooked at 36minsSubstituted forMorrisonat 63'minutes
  • 3Woodman
  • 20NicholsSubstituted forWheelerat 76'minutes
  • 23NichollsSubstituted forNobleat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bennett
  • 10Keohane
  • 14McAllister
  • 19Noble
  • 21Hamon
  • 22Wheeler
  • 34Morrison
Referee:
Pat Miller
Attendance:
14,097

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamExeter
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away17
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Exeter City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Exeter City 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by David Wheeler (Exeter City).

  5. Booking

    Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Arron Davies (Exeter City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Jed Wallace.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 1, Exeter City 0. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Oakley (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Post update

    Arron Davies (Exeter City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Wheeler (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Noble replaces Alex Nicholls.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andy Barcham (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Sercombe (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) header from very close range misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Exeter City. David Wheeler replaces Tom Nichols.