Accrington Stanley 1-1 Portsmouth

Accrington held on to draw with Portsmouth despite midfielder Anthony Barry's 53rd-minute red card.

Stanley went ahead through Josh Windass's 25-yard free-kick, but Ryan Taylor headed home an equaliser for Pompey just four minutes later.

Both teams had chances to take the lead in the first half, before Barry was sent off for a lunge on Danny Hollands.

Jed Wallace, Matt Tubbs and Wes Fogden all wasted chances as the visitors pushed for a winner.

Both teams remain in mid-table in League Two, evenly placed between the bottom four and the play-off places.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

"I am not going to criticise the players. That is the fourth game in however many days and I think they looked a bit leggy first half.

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Awford on Accrington v Portsmouth

"If I am honest we didn't have our normal tempo about us today and we just looked a little bit short.

"There are 15,000 people to play for every week at Fratton Park and we take a massive travelling support away so there is everything to play for.

"If the players go out there they have to perform for the supporters first and foremost and like I said on Tuesday we will try and get as many points as we can and where that takes us, it takes us."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burton35207847301767
2Shrewsbury35198850262465
3Wycombe351713551321964
4Southend35161184032859
5Luton351610943311258
6Bury351771146361058
7Plymouth351671242261655
8Stevenage35167125144755
9Newport35158124141053
10Northampton35155155445950
11Wimbledon351310124544149
12Morecambe35139133837148
13Exeter351211124649-347
14Portsmouth351112124039145
15Accrington35135174356-1344
16Dag & Red35127164248-643
17Cambridge35119154948142
18Oxford Utd351012133841-342
19Mansfield35119153043-1342
20York35715133542-736
21Carlisle35113214261-1936
22Cheltenham35811163150-1935
23Tranmere35810173748-1134
24Hartlepool3576222557-3227
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