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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 Burton Albion 43 85
2 Shrewsbury Town 43 83
3 Wycombe Wanderers 43 80
4 Bury 42 76
5 Southend United 42 75
6 Stevenage 43 68
7 Plymouth Argyle 43 65
8 Luton Town 43 62
9 Newport County AFC 43 62
10 Exeter City 43 61
11 Northampton Town 43 58
12 Morecambe 43 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 43 56
14 Portsmouth 43 53
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 53
16 Oxford United 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 52
18 York City 43 51
19 Cambridge United 43 48
20 Mansfield Town 43 48
21 Carlisle United 43 46
22 Hartlepool United 43 41
23 Cheltenham Town 43 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 43 39