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Adams Park (ATT 3,733) 28th January 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Wycombe Wycombe Wanderers vs Portsmouth Portsmth

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Portsmth 1

R Taylor (pen 50)

Pompey pick up rare victory

Last Updated: 28/01/14 10:43pm

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Trevor Carson: Unbeatable on the day

Trevor Carson: Unbeatable on the day

A fine goalkeeping display from Trevor Carson helped Portsmouth climb away from the relegation zone with 1-0 win at Wycombe.

Pompey striker Ryan Taylor swept home a penalty in the second half as Carson, who bounced back from an error on the weekend, strung together a series of saves to deny Wycombe, who have one win in their last 15 league outings.

Wycombe went close early on as Matt McClure was twice thwarted by Carson, before the Bury loanee made a fine reflex save to deny home debutant Reece Styche from six yards out.

Shortly after the interval Taylor fired Pompey in front from the penalty spot after Gary Doherty was adjudged to have brought down midfielder Wes Fogden inside the box.

The home side responded through efforts from Josh Scowen and Nick Arnold, but winger Andy Barcham nearly doubled Pompey's lead after a flowing move down the left.

Then a combination of Carson and Portsmouth defenders somehow kept the ball out in a goalmouth scramble, while Doherty's last-minute effort was ruled out for a push on the keeper.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Luton Town 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 39 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36