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Fratton Park (ATT 14,814) 22nd March 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Portsmth Portsmouth vs York City York City

Portsmth 0

B Chorley (S/O 50)

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York City 1

M Coulson (5)

Coulson downs Portsmouth

Last Updated: 22/03/14 6:20pm

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Michael Coulson: Netted the winner

Michael Coulson: Netted the winner

York continued their relentless march towards the play-offs as Michael Coulson's early effort earned them a 1-0 win over Portsmouth.

The visitors stole a march after just four minutes when Coulson lashed home a sensational low volley from the left-hand side of the box to seal a fifth straight win.

Pompey goalkeeper Trevor Carson was forced to deny them a second three minutes later, when he smothered John McCombe's close-range effort.

Jed Wallace charged down the left and picked out Ryan Taylor after 16 minutes, but his tame header was straight at York stopper Nick Pope.

Wallace then forced Pope to palm away a strike after racing forward straight from the second-half kick-off.

But Portsmouth's hopes of getting back on terms suffered a crushing blow when skipper Ben Chorley was given a straight red card for a high challenge on Wes Fletcher in the 50th minute.

York substitute Ryan Jarvis wasted a golden opportunity to make it two with 11 minutes to go, when he scuffed Ben Davies' cross from the left embarrassingly wide with the goal gaping.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13