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Fleetwood Town 0-1 Portsmouth

John Marquis' first goal for nearly two months gave Portsmouth a battling League One away win at Fleetwood.

The striker's clinical 16th-minute header - his 12th goal in all competitions this season - stretched Pompey's unbeaten league run to five games.

Ryan Williams' delicious delivery into the box saw Marquis make no mistake from close range to give the visitors the perfect start.

But Fleetwood wasted a string of good chances to at least snatch a draw at Highbury Stadium.

Striker Paddy Madden rifled an effort wide and midfielder Callum Camps forced Portsmouth goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray to parry his powerful drive away.

On-loan Everton defender Callum Connolly headed agonisingly wide for the hosts and fellow loanee Kyle Vassell sent two good opportunities wide.

But Fleetwood goalkeeper Joe Hilton thwarted Michael Jacobs with a smart save and Marquis blazed a chance over as the home side rode their luck in interim boss Simon Wiles' first home game in charge.

Portsmouth are now a point behind second-placed Hull, with a game in hand on the Tigers.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Fleetwood

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Hilton
  • 4Connolly
  • 33Hill
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 35Rydel
  • 6WhelanSubstituted forRossiterat 72'minutes
  • 15Coutts
  • 10Camps
  • 18Vassell
  • 17Madden
  • 11MorrisSubstituted forMorrisat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Duffy
  • 16Rossiter
  • 20Saunders
  • 23Finley
  • 32Holgate
  • 36Matete
  • 39Morris

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1MacGillivray
  • 2Johnson
  • 6WhatmoughBooked at 36mins
  • 20Raggett
  • 3Brown
  • 4Naylor
  • 14Cannon
  • 19Harness
  • 24Jacobs
  • 7Williams
  • 9Marquis

Substitutes

  • 8Close
  • 10Harrison
  • 13Bolton
  • 15Nicolaisen
  • 26Hiwula-Mayifuila
  • 37Mnoga
  • 41Turnbull
Referee:
James Bell

Match Stats

Home TeamFleetwoodAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Portsmouth 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Fleetwood Town 0, Portsmouth 1.

  3. Post update

    Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Rydel (Fleetwood Town).

  6. Post update

    Marcus Harness (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Shayden Morris (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Callum Connolly.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Callum Connolly (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Paul Coutts with a cross following a corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Lee Brown.

  10. Post update

    Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Williams (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Callum Camps (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Rossiter (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Paul Coutts (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Harness (Portsmouth).

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Shayden Morris replaces Josh Morris.

  18. Post update

    Hand ball by Kyle Vassell (Fleetwood Town).

  19. Post update

    James Hill (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by John Marquis (Portsmouth).

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As It Stood

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1Lincoln City21133532181442
2Hull21123633201339
3Portsmouth20115433151838
4Doncaster19113534211336
5Peterborough20113633201336
6Charlton2210663428636
7Ipswich2011272622435
8Sunderland2089327151233
9Accrington1810352518733
10Crewe229582925432
11Fleetwood218582819929
12Gillingham2292112427-329
13Oxford Utd208483027328
14Blackpool218492124-328
15Plymouth227692938-927
16MK Dons226792628-225
17Shrewsbury205962125-424
18Rochdale215793340-722
19Bristol Rovers196492028-822
20Northampton2164111936-1722
21Wimbledon2156102536-1121
22Wigan2155112438-1420
23Swindon2262142945-1620
24Burton2437142951-2216
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