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Portsmouth   2 - 1   Nott'm Forest

Portsmouth 2-1 Nott'm Forest

Portsmouth 2-1 Nott'm Forest

Portsmouth notched their fourth successive win and extended their unbeaten run to seven games after overcoming Nottingham Forest.

Ibrahima Sonko broke the deadlock by heading in Liam Lawrence's corner before Paul Anderson equalised, firing home Lewis McGugan's right-wing cross.

Lawrence struck the winner when his shot appeared to take a deflection to wrong-foot keeper Lee Camp.

Pompey were denied a third goal when Camp made a fine save from John Utaka.

Going into the game, the omens did not look good for Forest as they had lost their last five meetings with Portsmouth.

But it was the visitors who had the first chance of the match, only for Lewis McGugan to spurn the a glorious chance to add to his impressive goal haul this season.

The midfielder, who has scored seven times this campaign, was put through on goal by Radoslaw Majewski and although Jamie Ashdown parried McGugan's first effort, the Forest star then put the ball wide with the goal at his mercy.

At the other end, Hayden Mullins beat the offside trap but he fired over when one-on-one with Camp. His miss appeared less costly for Pompey as Sonko broke the deadlock in the 18th minute.

The defender rose highest from Lawrence's inch-perfect corner and powered home a header to register his first goal for the south coast club.

But only nine minutes later Forest drew level as Anderson scored with a stunning header, the midfielder at full stretch to meet McGugan's right-wing cross.

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On the balance of play, it was no more than Forest deserved. And they continued to assert pressure, but failed to force Ashdown into action for the remainder of the half.

Pompey came firing out of the traps in the second half and David Nugent, who had cut a forlorn figure in the first half, was particularly threatening.

The former Preston man's 25-yard strike narrowly went over the bar and he went even closer with a chip on the edge of the area that Camp did well to tip over the bar.

Portsmouth continued to launch wave after wave of attack and it came as no surprise when Liam Lawrence gave the hosts the lead.

Utaka's ball into the box fell to Lawrence and he drilled the ball through a crowd of players and into the net.

The midfielder's strike may have taken a deflection which fooled Camp, but if the Forest keeper was at any fault for the goal, he made up for it when he saved well from Utaka's 12-yard strike shortly after.

Luke Chambers missed a good chance to equalise when he planted a header wide from six yards - and Forest succumbed to only their third defeat in the league this term.

Portsmouth move above Forest and into 10th place in the Championship table, the perfect celebration following the protracted takeover of the club finally being settled this week.

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Saturday, 30 October 2010

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Home Team Score Away Team Time
Portsmouth 2-1 Nott'm Forest FT
(HT 1-1)
  • Sonko 18
  • Lawrence 62
  • Anderson 27

Portsmouth

  • 01 Ashdown
  • 02 Halford
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 25 Sonko
  • 04 Mokoena
  • 07 Lawrence
  • 08 Mullins
  • 11 Brown
  • 17 Utaka (Rocha 89)
  • 10 Nugent
  • 18 Kitson (Hreidarsson 90+2)

Substitutes

  • 37 Flahavan,
  • 06 Hreidarsson,
  • 20 Ward,
  • 33 Rocha,
  • 22 Hughes,
  • 24 Ciftci,
  • 27 Kanu

Nott'm Forest

  • 01 Camp
  • 04 Chambers
  • 05 Morgan
  • 06 Wilson
  • 16 Gunter
  • 07 Anderson (Blackstock 77)
  • 08 McGugan
  • 15 Cohen
  • 18 McKenna
  • 28 Majewski yellow card (Adebola 59)
  • 17 McGoldrick (Earnshaw 68)

Substitutes

  • 38 Darlow,
  • 03 Bertrand,
  • 19 Moussi,
  • 09 Adebola,
  • 10 Earnshaw,
  • 11 Tyson,
  • 23 Blackstock
Ref: HaywoodAtt: 19,719
PORTSMOUTH
NOTT'M FOREST

Possession

  • Portsmouth 48%
  • Nott'm Forest 52%

Attempts on target

  • Portsmouth 6
  • Nott'm Forest 3

Attempts off target

  • Portsmouth 4
  • Nott'm Forest 3

Corners

  • Portsmouth 10
  • Nott'm Forest 6

Fouls

  • Portsmouth 9
  • Nott'm Forest 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:29 The referee ends the match.
  • 90:00+3:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Lawrence on Lewis McGugan. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Lewis McGugan from left wing, blocked by Liam Lawrence.
  • 90:00+1:28 Substitution Hermann Hreidarsson on for Dave Kitson.
  • 90:00+0:43 Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, save by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 90:00+0:35 The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, Aaron Mokoena makes a clearance.
  • 88:01 Substitution John Utaka leaves the field to be replaced by Ricardo Rocha.
  • 86:37 Headed effort on goal by Luke Chambers from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.
  • 85:54 Carl Dickinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Earnshaw. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
  • 85:32 David Nugent takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 83:50 Unfair challenge on Lewis McGugan by Aaron Mokoena results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:16 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 81:36 Dexter Blackstock takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 79:56 Michael Brown challenges Lewis McGugan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.
  • 78:35 The referee blows for offside against Dele Adebola. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
  • 77:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Hayden Mullins. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 76:31 Substitution Paul Anderson goes off and Dexter Blackstock comes on.
  • 75:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen, clearance by Hayden Mullins.
  • 73:32 Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 72:34 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Cohen from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 71:35 John Utaka takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 68:53 A cross is delivered by Luke Chambers, Chris Cohen produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
  • 67:44 Substitution Robert Earnshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing David McGoldrick.
  • 66:32 Corner taken by Liam Lawrence.
  • 65:15 Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
  • 64:15 Foul by Kelvin Wilson on John Utaka, free kick awarded. Hayden Mullins restarts play with the free kick.
  • 61:36 Ibrahima Sonko provided the assist for the goal.
  • 61:36 GOAL - Liam LawrencePortsmouth 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest Liam Lawrence grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. Portsmouth 2-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 61:08 Liam Lawrence takes the outswinging corner, Wes Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 60:42 David Nugent takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 58:59 The referee blows for offside against John Utaka. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 58:59 Substitution Dele Adebola comes on in place of Radoslaw Majewski.
  • 55:33 John Utaka is caught offside. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick.
  • 54:44 Liam Lawrence has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
  • 52:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Utaka by Wes Morgan. Strike on goal comes in from Greg Halford from the free kick.
  • 49:00 Unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by John Utaka results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 47:17 Shot by David Nugent from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 46:27 Liam Lawrence takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul McKenna.
  • 45:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Wilson on John Utaka. Direct free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:46 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 44:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against David Nugent. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 41:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Kelvin Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
  • 40:54 Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Lee Camp makes a save.
  • 39:46 Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence.
  • 39:29 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Kelvin Wilson manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:08 Outswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence, clearance made by Wes Morgan.
  • 38:14 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Radoslaw Majewski. Free kick taken by Carl Dickinson.
  • 38:14 Booking The referee shows Radoslaw Majewski a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 36:50 Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Dave Kitson. Direct free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
  • 34:24 Chris Cohen delivers the ball.
  • 29:57 Foul by Hayden Mullins on Paul Anderson, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
  • 28:07 Liam Lawrence fouled by Lewis McGugan, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.
  • 26:32 The assist for the goal came from Lewis McGugan.
  • 26:32 GOAL - Paul AndersonPortsmouth 1 - 1 Nott'm Forest Paul Anderson finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Portsmouth 1-1 Nottm Forest.
  • 25:41 Paul McKenna is penalised for a handball. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:26 Inswinging corner taken by Chris Cohen, Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
  • 22:24 Chris Cohen takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Hayden Mullins.
  • 17:28 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Liam Lawrence, assist by Liam Lawrence.
  • 17:28 GOAL - Ibrahima SonkoPortsmouth 1 - 0 Nott'm Forest Ibrahima Sonko grabs a headed goal from close range. Portsmouth 1-0 Nottm Forest.
  • 16:21 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, John Utaka produces a cross, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 15:55 Chris Cohen challenges John Utaka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Dickinson takes the free kick.
  • 10:55 Effort from deep inside the area by Hayden Mullins clears the bar.
  • 6:58 Lewis McGugan concedes a free kick for a foul on Hayden Mullins. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.
  • 5:11 Effort from inside the area by Lewis McGugan misses to the right of the target.
  • 4:51 A cross is delivered by Paul Anderson, clearance by Aaron Mokoena.
  • 3:20 Chris Gunter fouled by David Nugent, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
  • 2:35 Lewis McGugan takes a short corner.
  • 2:10 Paul McKenna takes a shot. Blocked by Hayden Mullins.
  • 1:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dave Kitson on Paul McKenna. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The match gets underway.

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