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Sky Bet League 2

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 18 35
2 Burton Albion 18 35
3 Luton Town 18 34
4 Shrewsbury Town 18 33
5 Southend United 18 31
6 Plymouth Argyle 18 30
7 Bury 18 30
8 Newport County AFC 18 28
9 Exeter City 18 27
10 Portsmouth 18 26
11 Morecambe 18 26
12 Accrington Stanley 18 26
13 Cambridge United 18 24
14 Northampton Town 18 24
15 Stevenage 18 24
16 AFC Wimbledon 18 24
17 Mansfield Town 18 22
18 Cheltenham Town 18 22
19 Oxford United 18 20
20 York City 18 18
21 Dagenham & Redbridge 18 18
22 Carlisle United 18 18
23 Tranmere Rovers 18 12
24 Hartlepool United 18 12