PORTSMOUTH. Portsmouth prevails over Exeter City with a 2-0 win with a goal from M. Pack (57′) and a goal from J. Morrell (74′).
The match was played at the Fratton Park stadium in Portsmouth on Saturday and it started at 3:00 pm local time. The referee was Oliver Yates with the help of Paul Yates and Joseph Stokes. The 4th official was Adrian Tranter. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 3.6 degrees Celsius or 38.55 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.
The ball possession was not so different. Portsmouth was in possession of the ball for 53% of the time vs. Exeter City that controlled the ball for 47% of the time.
Attitude and shots
Exeter City was more aggressive with 64 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 3 were on target. Nevertheless, Portsmouth found a way to find the solution to win this encounter.
Portsmouth shot 15 times, 4 on target, 11 off target. On the opposite side, Exeter City shot 14 times, 3 on target, 11 off target.
Portsmouth received 1 yellow card (Louis Thompson). On the other side, Exeter City received 2 yellow cards (Alex Hartridge and Joe White).
After playing this match, Portsmouth will have 37 points like Bristol Rovers to hold in the 10th place. On the opposite side, Exeter City will stay with 35 points like Oxford United and Port Vale to hold in the 13th place.
In the next match in the League One, Portsmouth will host Wycombe Wanderers on the 6th of May with a 6-4 head to head stats in favor of Portsmouth (6 draws).
Exeter City will host Morecambe on the 6th of May with a 9-5 head to head stats in favor of Exeter City (11 draws).
Portsmouth – Formation
Portsmouth started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Simon Bassey decided to play with the following team: Matt Macey, Sean Raggett, Connor Ogilvie, Ryley Towler, Michael Jacobs, Marlon Pack, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Joseff Morrell, Zak Swanson, Colby Bishop and Owen Dale.
The home team had on the bench: Louis Thompson, Recco Hackett-Fairchild, Denver Hume, Joe Pigott, Ronan Curtis, Dane Scarlett and Josh Oluwayemi.
Portsmouth made 2 changes: Michael Jacobs for Ronan Curtis (69′) and Ryan Tunnicliffe for Louis Thompson (77′).
Exeter City – Formation
Exeter City started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
Gary Caldwell played with: Jamal Blackman, Pierce Sweeney, Jake Caprice, Alex Hartridge, Cheick Diabate, Jevani Brown, Harry Kite, Josh Key, Joe White, Kgagelo Chauke and Sam Nombe.
They had on the bench: Jonathan Grounds, Harry Lee, Archie Collins, Jay Stansfield, Jack Sparkes, Sam Stubbs and Rekeem Harper.
Exeter City made 2 changes: Kgaogelo Chauke for Archie Collins (46′) and Harry Kite for Jay Stansfield (70′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the League One.
- Oxford United – Ipswich Town – 2-1
- Portsmouth – Exeter City – 2-0
- Forest Green Rovers – Milton Keynes Dons – 1-2
- Derby County – Bolton Wanderers – 2-1
- Shrewsbury Town – Cambridge United – 5-1
- Sheffield Wednesday – Fleetwood Town – 1-0
- Plymouth Argyle – Cheltenham Town – 4-2
- Barnsley – Accrington Stanley – 3-1