October 2, 2012
Pompey punish Glovers
Portsmouth heaped further misery on struggling Yeovil with a 2-1 victory at Huish Park.
Pompey secured back-to-back victories after goals from Izale McLeod and Gabor Gyepes condemned the Somerset side to a sixth successive defeat.
Portsmouth dominated the first half and deservedly took the lead after 13 minutes when McLeod latched on to Wes Thomas' through-ball to lash a right-footed drive past goalkeeper Marek Stech.
The lively McLeod twice came close to doubling the visitors' advantage in the first half, before Thomas fired wide and Jon Harley's effort was ruled out for offside.
Referee Chris Foy waved away a penalty appeal from the home side shortly before the break when Keanu Marsh-Brown fell under a challenge from Thomas.
The hosts did equalise after 69 minutes when Nathan Ralph was fouled in the box by Lee Williamson, with Reuben Reid coolly converting the penalty.
However, Portsmouth secured the three points nine minutes later when defender Gyepes steered the ball past Stech to score his second goal in two games.
|1 Marek Stech||1 Mikkel Andersen|
|3 Jamie McAllister||3 Jon Harley|
|4 Richard Hinds||22 Adam Webster|
|18 Daniel Burn||16 Gabor Gyepes|
|5 Byron Webster||18 Johannes Ertl|
|22 Joe Edwards||20 Lubomir Michalik|
|6 Dominic Blizzard||2 Mustapha Dumbuya|
|21 Korey Smith||7 Lee Williamson|
|7 Keanu Marsh-Brown||8 Brian Howard|
|9 James Hayter||9 Izale McLeod|
|11 Reuben Reid||14 Wesley Thomas|
|12 Gareth Stewart||Simon Eastwood 13|
|2 Luke Ayling||Akos Buzsaky 17|
|16 Nathan Ralth||Jordan Obita 15|
|10 Gavin Williams||Liam Walker 6|
|14 Sam Foley||Ashley Harrison 21|
|15 Lewis Young||Jack Compton 11|
|19 Gozie Ugwu|
|Gozie Ugwu for James Hayter (46)||Ashley Harrison for Wesley Thomas (82)|
|Lewis Young for Richard Hinds (46)||Jordan Obita for Izale McLeod (89)|
|Nathan Ralth for Lewis Young (51)|
|Byron Webster (77)|
|Jamie McAllister (87)|
|Daniel Burn (90)|
|· Squads: Yeovil Town | Portsmouth|