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Sky Bet League 2

Fratton Park (ATT 18,181) 3rd August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: G Ward

Portsmouth Portsmouth vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Portsmouth 1

P Agyemang (25)
J Ertl (S/O 58)

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Oxford Utd 4

D Smalley (34, 72)
A Potter (38, 64)

U's punish Pompey

Last Updated: 03/08/13 10:11pm

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Deane Smalley scores for Oxford at Fratton Park

Deane Smalley scores for Oxford at Fratton Park

Deane Smalley and Alfie Potter each scored twice for Oxford United to crush Portsmouth 4-1 at Fratton Park.

An eventful match also saw home midfielder Johnny Ertl sent off in the second half while Johnny Mullins hit a post for the visitors.

Pompey, pre-season favourites to win the title, were roared on by the majority of the huge attendance and took the lead in the 25th minute when Patrick Agyemang headed in Andy Barcham's left-wing cross.

But Oxford were always dangerous on the counter attack and a mistake by Dan Butler let in Smalley for the equaliser after 35 minutes.

Portsmouth were still reeling four minutes later when Yassin Moutaouakil was caught in possession by Smalley who crossed for Potter to score in front of a record League Two crowd of 18,181..

Ertl was sent off for serious foul play just before the hour mark for a late tackle and things went from bad to worse for Guy Whittingham's team.

Potter got his second goal with a left-foot drive in the 64th minute and then set up Smalley for his second six minutes later.

Mullins almost got a fifth with a far-post header but his effort came back off a post.

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Sky Bet League 2

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1 Burton Albion 10 22
2 Wycombe Wanderers 10 21
3 Bury 10 20
4 Southend United 10 20
5 Northampton Town 10 17
6 Morecambe 10 16
7 Shrewsbury Town 10 15
8 Portsmouth 10 15
9 Cheltenham Town 10 15
10 Luton Town 10 15
11 Mansfield Town 10 15
12 AFC Wimbledon 10 14
13 Stevenage 10 14
14 Plymouth Argyle 10 13
15 Newport County AFC 10 13
16 Accrington Stanley 10 13
17 Exeter City 10 12
18 Cambridge United 10 11
19 Dagenham & Redbridge 10 11
20 Tranmere Rovers 10 9
21 York City 10 9
22 Hartlepool United 10 8
23 Oxford United 10 7
24 Carlisle United 10 6