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Fratton Park (ATT 15,742) 15th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Portsmouth Portsmouth vs AFC Wimbledon AFC W'don

Portsmouth 1

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Taylor nods Pompey to victory

Last Updated: 15/02/14 6:34pm

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Ryan Taylor: Headed home the winner

Ryan Taylor: Headed home the winner

Ryan Taylor headed struggling Portsmouth to their first home win since Boxing Day as they ground out a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

The Dons had calls for a penalty waved away after only two minutes when Danny Hylton appeared to be tripped in the Portsmouth box. Referee Stuart Attwell adjudged the foul to have taken place outside of the penalty area, though, and instead awarded the visitors a free-kick.

Charlie Wyke should have put Wimbledon in front after four minutes but struck wide of the far post.

Despite lacking any serious attacking threat in the opening 45 minutes, Pompey took charge when Taylor bravely met Daniel Alfei's cross from the right with a looping header seven minutes after the break.

However, Taylor clashed heads when he won the ball and was replaced by Patrick Agyemang just before the hour mark.

Pompey keeper Trevor Carson denied the visitors a leveller as he stopped Alan Bennett's header from George Francomb's free-kick at point-blank range.

Neal Ardley's side forced Portsmouth to defend frantically in stoppage time and a Luke Moore strike was cleared off the line, yet the hosts held on for a huge three points.

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1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39