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ranted be­ing booed off at half-time.”

Do­minic Bl­iz­zard opened the scor­ing on 15 min­utes, sneak­ing the ball over the line from eight yards af­ter Jamie McAl­lis­ter’s crossed free kick caused con­fu­sion – though James Hayter claimed to have had the fi­nal touch.

Richard Hinds added a sec­ond from an­other poorly de­fended free-kick, with the de­fender scuff­ing a vol­ley past Simon East­wood to pro­voke damn­ing boos from the home fans.

Paul Ben­son gave the hosts a life­line on 54 min­utes, fol­low­ing up Adam Web­ster’s way­ward ef­fort to slot into an empty net.

Portsmouth kept the Glovers un­der sus­tained pres­sure but their best ef­forts – a top-cor­ner shot from Ben­son and a last-minute header from Lubomir Micha­lik – were well saved by Marek Stech.

Yeovil boss Gary John­son ad­mit­ted his side’s first-half show was spot on.

He said:“The first half was our best half of foot­ball all sea­son – that’s the kind of per­for­mance you lay in bed at night dream­ing about. We knew Portsmouth would have to make changes for the sec­ond half and throw peo­ple for­wards and they did that.

“If we’d been a bit more clin­i­cal with a cou­ple of chances we’d have got a third goal and killed the game off, but we didn’t and that made the game more ex­cit­ing. I don’t know whether they still think they are, but for me lit­tle old Yeovil have come to a big club and turned them over.”

HAPPY CHAPPY: By­ron Web­ster cel­e­brates his goal


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