Burton Albion 0-2 Portsmouth FC 2: Pompey nail a clean sheet success

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Burton Albion were defeated at home by Portsmouth FC at Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday. Burton Albion were hoping to get something from this game, following defeat to Oxford United. Portsmouth FC were coming from consecutive wins against Peterborough United and Port Vale. Burton Albion are now in 24th place, with 1 point from 9 matches, while Portsmouth FC sit in 2nd, with 20 points from 9.

After a goalless first half, Portsmouth FC continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Sam Hughes in the 59th minute. However they weren’t finished yet and Colby Bishop made it 2-0 just before the final whistle to give a final score of 2-0.

Substitutions for Burton Albion included Sam Winnall, Mustapha Carayol, Adedeji Oshilaja and Elliot Thorpe for Calum Butcher, Davis Keillor-Dunn, Ciaran Gilligan and Terry Taylor, respectively. Portsmouth FC brought on Joe Pigott, Josh Koroma, Recco Hackett-Fairchild and Jay Mingi, to replace Dane Scarlett, Ronan Curtis, Owen Dale and Colby Bishop.

There were bookings for Ciaran Gilligan and Terry Taylor from Burton Albion, and Sean Raggett, for Portsmouth FC.

Burton Albion will next travel to Exeter City, while Portsmouth FC will face Plymouth Argyle at home.

Technical card:
Burton Albion:Ciaran Gilligan (Adedeji Oshilaja, min.73), Terry Taylor (Elliot Thorpe, min.84), Sam Hughes, Calum Butcher (Sam Winnall, min.69) and Davis Keillor-Dunn (Mustapha Carayol, min.69)
Portsmouth FC:Sean Raggett, Dane Scarlett (Joe Pigott, min.77), Ronan Curtis (Josh Koroma, min.77), Colby Bishop (Jay Mingi, min.88) and Owen Dale (Recco Hackett-Fairchild, min.87)
Stadium:Pirelli Stadium
Goals:Sam Hughes (0-1, min. 59) and Colby Bishop (0-2, min. 86)