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Portsmouth 0-1 Blackpool

Portsmouth's League One promotion hopes suffered a blow as substitute Chris Long earned Blackpool a surprise win at Fratton Park.

Long fired the Seasiders to their first win in six games 15 minutes from time, neatly bringing the ball down in the area before drilling a low shot past goalkeeper Craig MacGillivary.

The sides played out a desperately uneventful first half with Callum Guy having the first attempt on goal after 11 minutes, shooting wide from the edge of the area.

Club captain Brett Pitman squandered Pompey's best chance of an equaliser by heading straight at goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi from six yards.

And two minutes later centre-back Matt Clarke's volley forced a good save from Mafoumbi as Blackpool held firm.

Match report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 15MacGillivray
  • 2Walkes
  • 16Whatmough
  • 5Clarke
  • 17Donohue
  • 7Naylor
  • 26EvansSubstituted forWheelerat 76'minutes
  • 10Lowe
  • 37GreenSubstituted forCannonat 64'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 8Pitman

Substitutes

  • 6Burgess
  • 14Cannon
  • 18Dennis
  • 22Wheeler
  • 30May
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Blackpool

  • 37Mafoumbi
  • 2Daniels
  • 3Wilmer-Anderton
  • 6Heneghan
  • 27Bola
  • 15Thompson
  • 8Spearing
  • 25GuySubstituted forPritchardat 82'minutes
  • 24FeeneySubstituted forNottinghamat 88'minutes
  • 7DelfounesoSubstituted forLongat 68'minutes
  • 21Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 12Nottingham
  • 13Boney
  • 14Pritchard
  • 18O'Sullivan
  • 23Kirby
  • 31Long
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Kevin Johnson
Attendance:
18,403

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home4
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Blackpool 1.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Michael Nottingham replaces Liam Feeney.

Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Harry Pritchard.

Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Harry Pritchard replaces Callum Guy.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Ben Heneghan.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. David Wheeler replaces Gareth Evans.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 0, Blackpool 1. Chris Long (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Armand Gnanduillet.

Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Callum Guy (Blackpool).

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Attempt missed. Chris Long (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Chris Long replaces Nathan Delfouneso because of an injury.

Delay in match Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) because of an injury.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Andrew Cannon (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Blackpool).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Andrew Cannon replaces Andre Green.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Donervon Daniels (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Jordan Thompson (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Nick Anderton (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Marc Bola.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Portsmouth27176446252157
2Luton27158450252553
3Sunderland261410247252252
4Charlton28155846311550
5Barnsley26147543222149
6Peterborough27138647341347
7Doncaster27136849351445
8Coventry28116113032-239
9Blackpool2610882725238
10Fleetwood2798103732535
11Burton27105123636035
12Southend27112143434035
13Wycombe2798103740-335
14Accrington269892735-835
15Scunthorpe2896133653-1733
16Walsall2788112943-1432
17Gillingham2794143945-631
18Shrewsbury2779112935-630
19Rochdale2886143458-2430
20Bristol Rovers2777132529-428
21Oxford Utd2769123343-1027
22Bradford2783163143-1227
23Plymouth2776143449-1527
24Wimbledon2765162138-1723
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