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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 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18