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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Portsmouth

Paddy Lacey celebrated his first League goal for Accrington as they overcame Portsmouth.

It was Pompey who started off the livelier with former Stanley winger Gary Roberts, one of five former Reds in the Portsmouth 18, having a great chance to open the scoring in the third minute when he got the ball unmarked to the left of the area but fired across goal and wide.

Chances were limited, with an off-target Michael Doyle diving header after 33 minutes the closest Portsmouth came to scoring.

Stanley's best first-half chance came in the 40th minute when Sean McConville's corner was headed against his own crossbar by Pompey defender Christian Burgess.

The home side took the lead six minutes after the restart when Lacey collected the ball 20 yards out and found the top corner of the net with a superb strike on his league debut.

Billy Kee fired straight at David Forde as Stanley looked for a second, while McConville weaved his way into the area but his strike again was easy for the Pompey goalkeeper.

Portsmouth pressed but failed to threaten keeper Aaron Chapman as Stanley celebrated a second successive win.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Accrington

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 20Chapman
  • 6Vyner
  • 5Beckles
  • 2Pearson
  • 30Donacien
  • 17LaceySubstituted forHewittat 80'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forBocoat 62'minutes
  • 7Clark
  • 11McConvilleBooked at 46mins
  • 29Kee

Substitutes

  • 1Parish
  • 3Hughes
  • 9Gornell
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 18Hewitt
  • 33Eagles

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Forde
  • 26Evans
  • 6Burgess
  • 2DaviesBooked at 86mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 4RoseSubstituted forChaplinat 63'minutes
  • 8Doyle
  • 7BakerSubstituted forNaismithat 67'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forLalkovicat 70'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 10Lalkovic
  • 13O'Brien
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Hunt
  • 22Naismith
  • 24Linganzi
Referee:
Mark Haywood
Attendance:
2,461

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Portsmouth 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  4. Post update

    Tom Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gareth Evans (Portsmouth).

  7. Post update

    Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

  9. Booking

    Tom Davies (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Tom Davies (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordan Clark.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Steven Hewitt replaces Paddy Lacey.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Seamus Conneely (Accrington Stanley).

  17. Post update

    Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Clark (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley).

  20. Post update

    Tom Davies (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth8602106418
2Doncaster8512178916
3Crewe8431128415
4Morecambe85031213-115
5Portsmouth8422116514
6Colchester84221411314
7Luton8413159613
8Carlisle8260119212
9Mansfield833277012
10Leyton Orient8323119211
11Accrington83231111011
12Notts County83231213-111
13Crawley8323810-211
14Barnet724175210
15Grimsby83141514110
16Stevenage83141415-110
17Hartlepool82421216-410
18Blackpool823311929
19Wycombe8224713-68
20Cheltenham8143910-17
21Yeovil8215612-67
22Newport7133912-36
23Exeter8206613-76
24Cambridge8035513-83
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