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Sky Bet League 2

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

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

Portsmth 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 Luton Town 15 30
2 Wycombe Wanderers 15 29
3 Burton Albion 15 28
4 Shrewsbury Town 15 27
5 Bury 15 27
6 Plymouth Argyle 15 26
7 Newport County AFC 15 23
8 Morecambe 15 23
9 Southend United 15 22
10 Exeter City 15 22
11 Cheltenham Town 15 22
12 Cambridge United 15 21
13 AFC Wimbledon 15 20
14 Portsmouth 15 20
15 Stevenage 15 20
16 Accrington Stanley 15 20
17 Mansfield Town 15 19
18 Northampton Town 15 18
19 Oxford United 15 16
20 Carlisle United 15 15
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 15 15
22 York City 15 12
23 Tranmere Rovers 15 11
24 Hartlepool United 15 11