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

Portsmouth Portsmouth vs Coventry City Coventry

Portsmouth 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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Fleetwood Town 4 10
2 Peterborough United 4 9
3 Preston North End 4 8
4 Bristol City 4 8
5 Barnsley 4 7
6 Swindon Town 4 7
7 Milton Keynes Dons 4 7
8 Bradford City 4 7
9 Doncaster Rovers 4 7
10 Notts County 4 7
11 Chesterfield 4 7
12 Sheffield United 4 6
13 Crawley Town 4 6
14 Leyton Orient 4 5
15 Coventry City 4 5
16 Port Vale 4 5
17 Rochdale 4 4
18 Gillingham 4 4
19 Yeovil Town 4 4
20 Walsall 4 3
21 Oldham Athletic 4 2
22 Colchester United 4 1
23 Scunthorpe United 4 1
24 Crewe Alexandra 4 0