February 9, 2013
Pompey record a new low
Portsmouth created an unwanted club record when they went down to their ninth successive defeat, slipping up 2-0 to Bournemouth.
Eddie Howe's Bournemouth moved to within a point of the top of npower League One on the back of second-half goals from Lewis Grabban and Marc Pugh.
Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham included three players making their debut in Therry Racon, Patrick Agyemang and John Akinde and for an hour they posed Bournemouth plenty of problems.
Brett Pitman struck the crossbar with a 44th-minute header for Bournemouth, but Portsmouth had enough chances to have created an upset.
Adam Reed twice went close for Portsmouth and Agyemang headed wide from six yards.
But once Grabban converted his 13th goal of the season in the 63rd minute from Josh McQuoid's pass, Portsmouth fell away.
Bournemouth's second came in the 77th minute when Pugh ran on to Pitman's pass to beat goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.
Eastwood made a great last-minute save to deny substitute Matt Tubbs when clean through a tired defence.
|1 Shwan Jalal||13 Simon Eastwood|
|3 Steve Cook||33 Ricardo Rocha|
|2 Simon Francis||16 Gabor Gyepes|
|5 Daniel Seaborne||10 Yassin Moutaouakil|
|7 Marc Pugh||18 Johannes Ertl|
|17 Josh McQuoid||34 D Butler|
|8 Harry Arter||7 Adam Reed|
|30 Matt Ritchie||3 Shaun Cooper|
|32 Eunan O'Kane||19 Therry Racon|
|40 Brett Pitman||23 Patrick Agyemang|
|22 Lewis Grabban||20 John Akinde|
|21 Ryan Allsopp||Phil Smith 1|
|26 Richard Hughes||Sam Sodje 4|
|16 Shaun MacDonald||Adam Webster 22|
|12 Wes Fogden||Jed Wallace 35|
|6 Joe Partington||Liam Walker 6|
|33 Steve Fletcher||Ashley Harrison 21|
|18 Matthew Tubbs||James Keene 17|
|Matthew Tubbs for Lewis Grabban (82)||James Keene for Patrick Agyemang (65)|
|Richard Hughes for Harry Arter (83)||Jed Wallace for Therry Racon (69)|
|Shaun MacDonald for Brett Pitman (90)||Liam Walker for Shaun Cooper (82)|
|D Butler (84)|
|Adam Reed (90)|
|· Squads: AFC Bournemouth | Portsmouth|