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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
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1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39