Oldham 1-0 Portsmouth- Match Report
Report of match 23rd February 2013
Oldham 1-0 Portsmouth- Match Report.
Latics pile more misery on Pompey
Jose Baxter grabbed the decisive goal as Oldham continued their revival with a 1-0 win against 10-man Portsmouth.
The Latics have achieved three straight league victories under caretaker boss Tony Philliskirk - as well as drawing with Everton in the FA Cup - but basement side Pompey are now without a win in 22 games.
Portsmouth came under early pressure, with Dan Butler forced into a goalline clearance before goalkeeper Simon Eastwood denied Chris Iwelumo.
Oldham broke through after 11 minutes when top scorer Baxter took possession 25 yards out and drilled a shot past Eastwood for his 12th goal of the campaign.
Both sides wasted chances before half-time as Pompey's Liam Walker shot off target and Oldham went close through Lee Croft and Lee Barnard.
Portsmouth had Sam Sodje sent off in the 50th minute when the defender had an off-the-ball altercation with Barnard and received a straight red card for raising his hands.
Oldham hit the woodwork twice in their search for a second goal - a Jonathan Grounds free-kick struck the crossbar and Jordan Obita's overhead kick came back off a post.
Portsmouth only threatened to equalise when Jed Wallace fired over 12 minutes from time.
|Competition: npower League One Date: Saturday, 23rd February 2013 Kick off: 15:00 Venue: Boundary Park|
|1 - 0||Portsmouth
|6||James Tarkowski (Byrne 85)|
|5||Jean Yves Mvoto|
|9||Chris Iwelumo (Smith 65)|
|18||Lee Barnard (Simpson 82)|
|10||Robbie Simpson (Barnard 82)|
|14||Matt Smith (Iwelumo 65)|
|16||Cliff Byrne (Tarkowski 85)|
|10||Yassin Moutaouakil (Keene 84)|
|6||Liam Walker (Reed 76)|
|23||Patrick Agyemang (Connolly 76)|
|7||Adam Reed (Walker 76)|
|9||David Connolly (Agyemang 76)|
|17||James Keene (Moutaouakil 84)|
|Oldham Ath. cards shown|
|86 mins||Jordan Obita||Unsporting behaviour|
|Portsmouth cards shown|
|49 mins||Sam Sodje||Unsporting behaviour|