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  • English League 1
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Fratton Park
  • Attendance: 13,169
PortsmouthPortsmouthvCrawleyCrawley
1
  • Benson, 11
2
  • Adams, 28
  • Clarke, 73

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Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 2.

90+6 mins:Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 2.

90+6 mins:Foul by Mark Connolly (Crawley Town).

90+6 mins:Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

90+6 mins:Foul by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

90+6 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

90+4 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

90+4 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Mustapha Dumbuya with a cross.

90+3 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

90+2 mins:Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Michael Jones.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. John Akinde replaces Gary Alexander.

90 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

90 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

90 mins:Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

89 mins:Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Shaun Cooper replaces Nicky Adams.

85 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Jon Harley tries a through ball, but Jon Harley is caught offside.

84 mins:Attempt missed. Lee Williamson (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

83 mins:Substitution, Crawley Town. Dannie Bulman replaces Billy Clarke.

82 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

82 mins:Izale McLeod (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

81 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

81 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

80 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Lee Williamson replaces Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

78 mins:Foul by Claude Davis (Crawley Town).

78 mins:Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Foul by Josh Simpson (Crawley Town).

76 mins:Brian Howard (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Foul by Claude Davis (Crawley Town).

75 mins:Simon Eastwood (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

75 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

75 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

74 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Jones (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

74 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Izale McLeod replaces Johannes Ertl.

73 mins:Goal! Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 2. Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Jones with a cross.

72 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

70 mins:Foul by Paul Benson (Portsmouth).

70 mins:Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

67 mins:Foul by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

67 mins:Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

65 mins:Foul by Lubomir Michalik (Portsmouth).

65 mins:Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

64 mins:Substitution, Portsmouth. Lubomir Michalik replaces Gabor Gyepes.

63 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

63 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

62 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

61 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

59 mins:Offside, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander tries a through ball, but Gary Alexander is caught offside.

59 mins:Offside, Crawley Town. David Hunt tries a through ball, but David Hunt is caught offside.

58 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Josh Simpson (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56 mins:Foul by Michael Jones (Crawley Town).

56 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

54 mins:Attempt blocked. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

54 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

54 mins:Matthew Sadler (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Brian Howard (Portsmouth).

52 mins:Mark Connolly (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

52 mins:Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

52 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

52 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Foul by Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth).

51 mins:Billy Clarke (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

50 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

50 mins:Corner, Portsmouth.

49 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

46 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

46 mins:Darel Russell (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 1.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 1.

45+2 mins:Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

45 mins:Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

45 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Nathaniel Mendez-Laing tries a through ball, but Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is caught offside.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Mustapha Dumbuya (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

42 mins:Foul by David Hunt (Crawley Town).

42 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Attempt missed. Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

35 mins:Foul by Nathaniel Mendez-Laing (Portsmouth).

35 mins:Gary Alexander (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Attempt missed. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Nicky Adams.

33 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

32 mins:Offside, Portsmouth. Brian Howard tries a through ball, but Brian Howard is caught offside.

28 mins:Goal! Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 1. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

27 mins:Jon Harley (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

26 mins:Foul by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

26 mins:Michael Jones (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

26 mins:Attempt saved. Hope Akpan (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Nicky Adams with a cross.

25 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

24 mins:Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

24 mins:Ricardo Rocha (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

20 mins:Foul by Hope Akpan (Crawley Town).

20 mins:Brian Howard (Portsmouth) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Attempt missed. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

16 mins:Foul by Jon Harley (Portsmouth).

16 mins:David Hunt (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Benson (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

11 mins:Goal! Portsmouth 1, Crawley Town 0. Paul Benson (Portsmouth) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Scott Allan with a cross.

9 mins:Attempt saved. Gabor Gyepes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

7 mins:Foul by Scott Allan (Portsmouth).

7 mins:David Hunt (Crawley Town) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt saved. Nicky Adams (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

5 mins:Attempt saved. Johannes Ertl (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

5 mins:Offside, Crawley Town. Gary Alexander tries a through ball, but Gary Alexander is caught offside.

1 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

1 mins:Corner, Crawley Town.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English League 1
  • 26 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Fratton Park
  • Attendance: 13,169
PortsmouthPortsmouthvCrawleyCrawley
1
  • Benson, 11
2
  • Adams, 28
  • Clarke, 73

match report

Crawley came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Portsmouth and extend the Blues' winless run to 11 matches.

Pompey took the lead at Fratton Park for the first time since they beat Shrewsbury 3-1 on October 20 when Paul Benson converted Scott Allan's cross after 10 minutes.

The visitors missed a golden opportunity to equalise when Hope Akpan headed Nicky Adams' cross straight at Pompey goalkeeper Simon Eastwood after 26 minutes.

But the Red Devils got back on level terms two minutes later when Mat Sadler's free-kick from the right-hand side evaded the home defence and drifted into the bottom corner of the net.

Crawley snatched victory after 73 minutes when Adams whipped in a wicked ball from the left and Billy Clarke fired home from three yards out.

Pompey substitute Lee Williamson had the ball in the net with a minute left but referee Roger East had already blown his whistle for a free-kick to the visitors.

Crawley goalkeeper Paul Jones produced a brilliant save to tip over Darel Russell's flicked header in the third minute of stoppage time.

team line-up

13Simon Eastwood
18Johannes Ertl74
3Jon Harley
33Ricardo Rocha
2Mustapha Dumbuya
16Gabor Gyepes64
23Scott Allan
8Brian Howard
26Nathaniel Mendez-Laing80
19Darel Russell
14Paul Benson

substitutes

20Lubomir Michalik64
1Phil Smith
9Izale McLeod74
22Adam Webster
6Liam Walker
21Ashley Harris
7Lee Williamson80

referee

Roger East

team line-up

1Paul Jones
13David Hunt
28Claude Davis
3Matthew Sadler
4Mark Connolly
11Josh Simpson
6Hope Akpan
21Michael Jones
7Billy Clarke83
16Nicky Adams86
9Gary Alexander91

substitutes

15Dannie Bulman83
12Joe Walsh
14Nicholas Ajose
8Sergio Torres
17John Akinde91
18Shaun Cooper86
25Michel Kuipers

referee

Roger East

match stats

possession %5445
shots on target64
shots off target25
corners1110
tackles won00
offsides33