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Fratton Park (ATT 12,601) 23rd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Gibbs

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Coventry City Coventry

Portsmth 2

J Wallace (15)
P Agyemang (76)

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Pompey compound Coventry's woes

Last Updated: 23/03/13 5:56pm

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Jed Wallace: On target for Pompey

Jed Wallace: On target for Pompey

Coventry's miserable week continued as Steven Pressley's side were beaten 2-0 at fellow crisis-club Portsmouth.

Jed Wallace's well-taken 15th minute goal and a late Patrick Agyemang header were enough to condemn the Sky Blues to a first away defeat since January 13.

It came 48 hours after owners SISU placed a subsidiary company into administration, leaving them facing a 10-point deduction, all but ending their play-off hopes.

Coventry could have taken the lead after only seven minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Cody McDonald was bundled over by Pompey midfielder Shaun Cooper.

Home goalkeeper Simon Eastwood spared Cooper's blushes by producing an excellent save to keep out Gary McSheffrey's spot kick.

McSheffrey's misery was compounded when Wallace fired the hosts in front from six yards after combining neatly with Cooper.

Coventry improved after half-time and were thwarted by a number of fine saves from Eastwood.

But Agyemang secured the points for Pompey 14 minutes from time, rising above the Coventry defence to flick Liam Walker's cross beyond Joe Murphy.

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6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20