January 26, 2013
Pools sink Pompey
League One basement club Hartlepool picked up only their third win of the season after triumphing 3-1 over patched-up Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
The south-coast side started brightly, despite giving five players their first starts for the club this season.
But Pools broke the deadlock after 18 minutes, when Jack Baldwin met Evan Horwood's searching free-kick into the box with a stunning flicked header beyond Pompey keeper Simon Eastwood.
The visitors extended their lead after 52 minutes when James Poole raced on to a clearance from the back and rifled home.
Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham made a triple substitution after 63 minutes, introducing Ashley Harris and two more debutants, Yassin Moutaouakil and Frankie Sutherland.
They snatched a lifeline just four minutes later, when debutant Jed Wallace was teed up by James Keene and finished coolly from the right-hand side of the six-yard box.
But second-from-bottom Pompey saw their hopes of a point dashed by Greg Rutherford, who slotted in Jonathan Franks' through-ball in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
|13 Simon Eastwood||1 Scott Flinders|
|33 Ricardo Rocha||5 Sam Collins|
|3 Shaun Cooper||2 Neil Austin|
|16 Gabor Gyepes||6 Evan Horwood|
|18 Johannes Ertl||29 Peter Hartley|
|34 D Butler||18 Jack Baldwin|
|19 Darel Russell||3 Ritchie Humphreys|
|7 Adam Reed||8 Simon Walton|
|35 Jed Wallace||7 Jonathan Franks|
|9 David Connolly||10 James Poole|
|17 James Keene||36 Charlie Wyke|
|1 Phil Smith||Adam McHugh 31|
|4 Sam Sodje||Darren Holden 22|
|22 Adam Webster||Andy Monkhouse 11|
|10 Yassin Moutaouakil||Nathan Luscombe 14|
|6 Liam Walker||Josh Rowbotham 16|
|14 Frankie Sutherland||Greg Rutherford 17|
|21 Ashley Harrison||Luke James 33|
|Frankie Sutherland for Adam Reed (63)||Luke James for Jack Baldwin (74)|
|Ashley Harrison for Shaun Cooper (63)||Greg Rutherford for Charlie Wyke (90)|
|Yassin Moutaouakil for Johannes Ertl (63)|
|· Squads: Portsmouth | Hartlepool United|