League Two
Portsmouth1Luton0

Portsmouth 1-0 Luton Town

Christian Burgess scored his third goal of the season to fire Portsmouth to a 1-0 win at home against League Two promotion rivals Luton.

Burgess' thumping header from Carl Baker's corner 14 minutes before half-time handed Pompey victory at a sold out Fratton Park.

The win would have been more commanding but for Gary Roberts missing a late penalty.

Gareth Evans and left-back Enda Stevens both went close to doubling Pompey's lead as the hosts dominated the first half.

Evans should have done better in the opening seconds of the second half when he failed to convert a free-header from Baker's cross.

Roberts passed up the chance to seal the points in stoppage-time when he blazed over from 12 yards after Noel Hunt had been fouled by Olly Lee.

The win completed a double for Pompey over Luton following their 3-1 triumph at Kenilworth Road.

The Hatters' misery was compounded as midfielder Cameron McGeehan was taken to hospital after sustaining a 16th-minute injury in a challenge with Pompey captain Michael Doyle.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1FordeBooked at 87mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Burgess
  • 26Evans
  • 8Doyle
  • 4RoseSubstituted forLinganziat 83'minutes
  • 22Naismith
  • 23BennettSubstituted forRobertsat 68'minutes
  • 7BakerSubstituted forHuntat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Smith

Substitutes

  • 10Lalkovic
  • 11Roberts
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Whatmough
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Hunt
  • 24Linganzi

Luton

  • 1Walton
  • 36Justin
  • 16Rea
  • 5Mullins
  • 6Cuthbert
  • 2O'Donnell
  • 15GillieadSubstituted forLeeat 54'minutes
  • 4SmithBooked at 38mins
  • 8McGeehanBooked at 16minsSubstituted forRuddockat 20'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10CookSubstituted forVassellat 54'minutesBooked at 66mins
  • 9Hylton

Substitutes

  • 14Marriott
  • 17Ruddock
  • 19Lee
  • 20Vassell
  • 21Senior
  • 23McQuoid
  • 31King
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
17,402

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamLuton
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Luton Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Luton Town 0.

Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mullins (Luton Town).

Booking

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Noel Hunt (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) right footed shot is just a bit too high. Gary Roberts should be disappointed.

Penalty Portsmouth. Noel Hunt draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Olly Lee (Luton Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Booking

David Forde (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Isaac Vassell (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Amine Linganzi replaces Danny Rose.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Noel Hunt replaces Carl Baker.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Stephen O'Donnell (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town).

Foul by Gary Roberts (Portsmouth).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by David Forde.

Attempt saved. James Justin (Luton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Danny Hylton (Luton Town).

Corner, Luton Town. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gary Roberts replaces Kyle Bennett.

Booking

Isaac Vassell (Luton Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Christian Burgess (Portsmouth).

Danny Hylton (Luton Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Smith (Portsmouth).

Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Michael Smith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John Mullins (Luton Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster24154546311549
2Plymouth24153637251248
3Carlisle241210245311446
4Portsmouth24126637221542
5Wycombe2412573226641
6Luton24108634221238
7Cambridge2411583526938
8Colchester2410683629736
9Barnet249963333036
10Blackpool2497836251134
11Exeter24103113327633
12Grimsby249693228433
13Crawley2495103038-832
14Yeovil2486102528-330
15Stevenage2493123539-430
16Mansfield247982329-630
17Crewe2461082431-728
18Hartlepool246993342-927
19Morecambe2383122741-1427
20Leyton Orient2474132634-825
21Accrington2467112331-825
22Notts County2464142744-1722
23Cheltenham2449112437-1321
24Newport2345142741-1417
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