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Fratton Park (ATT 15,004) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Portsmth 2

J Wallace (26)
C Westcarr (39)

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Three in a row for Portsmouth

Last Updated: 20/08/14 4:10pm

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Jed Wallace: Celebrates his goal

Jed Wallace: Celebrates his goal

Portsmouth secured a third home win of the week with a comfortable 2-0 triumph against Northampton.

Pompey took charge after 26 minutes when Jed Wallace latched on to Nicky Shorey's pass and swept the ball home beautifully.

Ricky Holmes stormed clear after 32 minutes, but lashed his strike straight at Cobblers goalkeeper Matt Duke.

Portsmouth doubled their lead when Nigel Atangana's through ball picked out Craig Westcarr, who raced clear and neatly lifted the ball beyond Duke six minutes before the break.

The Cobblers turned up the pressure on the Blues after the break. Ivan Toney had a shot deflected wide just before the hour mark, before Pompey keeper Paul Jones saved a low strike from John-Joe O'Toole after 70 minutes.

Portsmouth withstood the threat well, though, and were inches from making it three when Atangana nipped on to substitute Miles Storey's pass and clipped the outside of the post.

Atangana then turned provider as Storey nodded his chip just wide from close range five minutes from time.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 45 91
2 Shrewsbury Town 45 89
3 Southend United 45 84
4 Bury 45 82
5 Wycombe Wanderers 45 81
6 Stevenage 45 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 45 68
8 Luton Town 45 65
9 Newport County AFC 45 65
10 Northampton Town 45 61
11 Exeter City 45 61
12 Morecambe 45 60
13 Dagenham & Redbridge 45 59
14 Oxford United 45 58
15 AFC Wimbledon 45 57
16 Portsmouth 45 56
17 Accrington Stanley 45 53
18 Cambridge United 45 51
19 York City 45 51
20 Carlisle United 45 49
21 Mansfield Town 45 48
22 Hartlepool United 45 44
23 Cheltenham Town 45 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 45 39