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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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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12