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Broadhall Way (ATT 4,012) 23rd October 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: K Woolmer

Stevenage Stevenage vs Portsmouth Portsmouth

Stevenage 2

F Morais (14, 61)

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Portsmouth 1

J Harley (51)

Morais at the double for Boro

Last Updated: 23/10/12 11:38pm

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Morais: Bagged a brace

Morais: Bagged a brace

Filipe Morais scored both goals as Stevenage cranked up the pressure on Tranmere with a hard-fought 2-1 win over in-form Portsmouth.

In truth, Pompey were unlucky to lose as they were bright throughout but the hosts' brilliant start to the season continued as Morais' 62nd minute cross beat everybody before drifting in.

Stevenage went ahead in the 14th minute when Lucas Akins won the ball on the right wing before his cross allowed an unmarked Morais to head in.

Portsmouth came close early in the second half when Bondz N'Gala's weak backpass was seized on by Wes Thomas, who rounded Arnold, but Stevenage captain Mark Roberts bailed out his partner by clearing off the line.

But the visitors deservedly drew level when Jon Harley took a pass from Brian Howard before placing a fine shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

However, Morais claimed the winner when, after taking a short corner from Luke Freeman, his cross drifted past N'Gala before nestling in the far corner.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 10 24
2 Peterborough United 10 19
3 Swindon Town 9 18
4 Milton Keynes Dons 9 16
5 Rochdale 10 16
6 Preston North End 9 16
7 Sheffield United 9 16
8 Chesterfield 9 15
9 Bradford City 10 15
10 Notts County 10 14
11 Oldham Athletic 10 14
12 Fleetwood Town 10 13
13 Crawley Town 10 13
14 Gillingham 10 12
15 Coventry City 10 12
16 Yeovil Town 10 12
17 Walsall 10 11
18 Doncaster Rovers 9 11
19 Leyton Orient 9 10
20 Colchester United 10 9
21 Barnsley 9 9
22 Port Vale 10 9
23 Scunthorpe United 10 7
24 Crewe Alexandra 10 4