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Accrington Stanley 4-1 Portsmouth

Colby Bishop took his goal tally to 12 for the season as Accrington ended Portsmouth's 10-game unbeaten run with a 4-1 victory.

Pompey took the lead through Ronan Curtis but then an Ellis Harrison own goal was followed up with goals from Dion Charles and Bishop's brace as the Reds also hit the woodwork twice.

The visitors took the lead after 35 minutes when a Marcus Harness cross found the head of Curtis whose effort hit the inside of the post and bounced in.

Fulham loan defender Jerome Opoku's fierce strike hit the post before the Reds equalised on 44 minutes when a Joe Pritchard corner was headed into his own goal by Harrison.

Stanley then took charge with three goals after the break - striker Charles got the ball in the area from Opoku, took it past one defender and fired through Craig Macgillvray's legs on 62 minutes.

Pritchard hit the woodwork three minutes later before Stanley made it three on 69 minutes when Sam Finley's shot was saved and Bishop was there to fire home the rebound.

Bishop doubled up on 77 minutes when Jordan Clark found the striker and he swept the ball home.

Match report supplied by PA Media

Line-ups

Accrington

  • 30Bursik
  • 2Johnson
  • 5Sykes
  • 3Hughes
  • 36Opoku
  • 7Clark
  • 8FinleyBooked at 89minsSubstituted forDialloat 90+1'minutes
  • 28Conneely
  • 10Pritchard
  • 19BishopSubstituted forZanzalaat 90'minutes
  • 32Charles

Substitutes

  • 1Evtimov
  • 6Sherif
  • 9Zanzala
  • 18Rodgers
  • 23Neves Bento De Carvalho
  • 34Alese
  • 42Diallo

Portsmouth

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 13Bolton
  • 4Naylor
  • 20Raggett
  • 2Walkes
  • 15McCrorieBooked at 78mins
  • 33Close
  • 19HarnessSubstituted forPitmanat 65'minutes
  • 10MarquisSubstituted forWilliamsat 65'minutes
  • 11Curtis
  • 22Harrison

Substitutes

  • 5Downing
  • 7Williams
  • 8Pitman
  • 14Cannon
  • 26Evans
  • 31Casey
  • 35Bass
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
2,429

Match Stats

Home TeamAccringtonAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home19
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Portsmouth 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Accrington Stanley 4, Portsmouth 1.

Attempt missed. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Williams with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Sadou Diallo replaces Sam Finley.

Substitution

Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Offrande Zanzala replaces Colby Bishop.

Booking

Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card.

Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Tom Naylor.

Attempt blocked. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joe Pritchard.

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ronan Curtis with a cross.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Seamus Conneely.

James Bolton (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley).

Offside, Portsmouth. James Bolton tries a through ball, but Ryan Williams is caught offside.

Sean Raggett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley).

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Brett Pitman.

Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Craig MacGillivray.

Attempt saved. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Pritchard.

Booking

Ross McCrorie (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 4, Portsmouth 1. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Clark.

Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Bolton (Portsmouth).

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 3, Portsmouth 1. Colby Bishop (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Sam Finley (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.

Attempt blocked. Ellis Harrison (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ronan Curtis.

Jerome Opoku (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Williams (Portsmouth).

Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left. Assisted by Jerome Opoku.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Williams replaces John Marquis.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Brett Pitman replaces Marcus Harness.

Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

Attempt blocked. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Colby Bishop.

Goal!

Goal! Accrington Stanley 2, Portsmouth 1. Dion Charles (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jerome Opoku.

Offside, Accrington Stanley. Sam Finley tries a through ball, but Jordan Clark is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Joe Pritchard (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Colby Bishop.

Attempt missed. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by John Marquis.

goal

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7Coventry2071032523231
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14Doncaster176652620624
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