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Sky Bet League 1

Fratton Park (ATT 13,051) 20th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: F Graham

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Shrewsbury Town Shrewsbury

Portsmth 3

W Thomas (55)
I McLeod (58, 90+4)

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Shrewsbury 1

M Morgan (S/O 61, 61)

Taming of the Shrews for Pompey

Last Updated: 20/10/12 6:26pm

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McLeod: Notched a brace

McLeod: Notched a brace

Portsmouth extended their unbeaten league run to five matches after a hard-fought 3-1 win against Shrewsbury at Fratton Park.

Two goals from Izale McLeod and one from Wes Thomas gave Michael Appleton's side the three points despite Marvin Morgan's consolation.

Shrewsbury striker Paul Parry missed a glorious chance when he blazed Morgan's low cross over from four yards with the goal gaping. And Portsmouth opened the scoring after 55 minutes when McLeod played in Thomas who coolly rounded goalkeeper Chris Weale and slid home.

Three minutes later Brian Howard put McLeod through at an angle and he calmly chipped the onrushing Weale.

Shrewsbury pulled one back when Luke Summerfield's long-range drive was kept out by Mikkel Andersen but Morgan struck in the rebound. But Morgan became the villain moments later when he was sent off for what looked like dissent towards referee Fred Graham.

Former MK Dons forward McLeod wrapped up the win in the 90th minute when he fired home from a tight angle.

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6 Sheffield United 22 33
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8 Notts County 21 31
9 Chesterfield 22 31
10 Peterborough United 22 30
11 Oldham Athletic 22 30
12 Port Vale 22 29
13 Doncaster Rovers 21 29
14 Fleetwood Town 22 27
15 Walsall 22 27
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Scunthorpe United 21 26
18 Gillingham 22 25
19 Coventry City 22 25
20 Leyton Orient 22 22
21 Crawley Town 22 22
22 Crewe Alexandra 22 22
23 Colchester United 22 20
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