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Lincoln City 0-2 Portsmouth

Portsmouth made it seven straight wins in all competitions with a 2-0 victory at Lincoln.

Ronan Curtis' free-kick in first-half stoppage time and a late John Marquis penalty ensured Pompey returned to the League One play-off places.

Chances were at a premium in the opening period, with Tyreece John-Jules and Curtis both off target with long-range efforts.

Curtis gave Portsmouth the lead when he fired a low free-kick from 20 yards into the far corner.

After the break home debutant Tom Hopper squared for John-Jules, but he looped his effort tamely over from 12 yards.

Lincoln missed a good chance to equalise 20 minutes from time when John-Jules laid the ball off for Conor Coventry, who curled over the bar.

Moments later Curtis was denied a second on the break by Imps goalkeeper Josh Vickers.

Substitute Cameron McGeehan was narrowly off target after a Curtis corner fell to him on the edge of the box, but Marquis made the game safe when Steve Seddon was fouled in the box three minutes from time and Curtis almost added a third only for Vickers to smother the ball at his feet.

Report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Lincoln City

  • 1Vickers
  • 23EardleyBooked at 25mins
  • 6Bolger
  • 5Shackell
  • 24Melbourne
  • 26AndersonSubstituted forWalkerat 60'minutes
  • 19MorrellBooked at 90mins
  • 20CoventrySubstituted forHeskethat 74'minutes
  • 18GrantBooked at 84mins
  • 9John-Jules
  • 11Hopper

Substitutes

  • 12Chapman
  • 17Walker
  • 21Smith
  • 22Lewis
  • 25Elbouzedi
  • 28Hesketh
  • 37Edun

Portsmouth

  • 35Bass
  • 13Bolton
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Raggett
  • 42Seddon
  • 4NaylorBooked at 70mins
  • 33CloseBooked at 39mins
  • 7Williams
  • 14CannonSubstituted forMcGeehanat 76'minutes
  • 11CurtisBooked at 81mins
  • 10MarquisBooked at 58mins

Substitutes

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 3Brown
  • 15McCrorie
  • 16Whatmough
  • 19Harness
  • 22Harrison
  • 24McGeehan
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
8,983

Match Stats

Home TeamLincoln CityAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home14
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Lincoln City 0, Portsmouth 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lincoln City 0, Portsmouth 2.

Attempt missed. Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Jake Hesketh (Lincoln City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Portsmouth).

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Portsmouth).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joe Morrell.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cameron McGeehan (Portsmouth).

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Booking

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Morrell (Lincoln City).

Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Josh Vickers.

Attempt saved. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Lincoln City 0, Portsmouth 2. John Marquis (Portsmouth) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Neal Eardley (Lincoln City) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Portsmouth. Steve Seddon draws a foul in the penalty area.

Booking

Jorge Grant (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jorge Grant (Lincoln City).

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

Tom Hopper (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sean Raggett (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Cameron McGeehan (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Neal Eardley.

Joe Morrell (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Cameron McGeehan replaces Andrew Cannon.

Attempt missed. Ronan Curtis (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Hesketh replaces Conor Coventry.

Attempt saved. Steve Seddon (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Marquis with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Conor Coventry (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Tyreece John-Jules following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Tyler Walker (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Hopper with a headed pass.

Booking

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rotherham28155850282250
2Wycombe2814863632450
3Ipswich28139640251548
4Peterborough29137952361646
5Coventry261112336261045
6Portsmouth26128639291044
7Sunderland26119636241242
8Oxford Utd26118743261741
9Doncaster26118739251441
10Burton2711883733441
11Fleetwood2610973932739
12Bristol Rovers2710893136-538
13Lincoln City29114143636037
14Gillingham2781273127436
15Blackpool2681083331234
16Shrewsbury2581072428-434
17Accrington2879123742-530
18Rochdale2885153347-1429
19Wimbledon2777133340-728
20MK Dons2884162940-1128
21Tranmere2557132845-1722
22Southend2727183069-3913
23Bolton2548132055-358
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