The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

A CRACK­ING at­mos­phere gen­er­ated by a big crowd but Ox­ford were the party poop­ers to send Pom­pey spin­ning to de­feat.

With Portsmouth well on top in the first half and play­ing some ter­rific stuff, it looked only a mat­ter of time be­fore they would ex­tend their lead af­ter Pa­trick Agye­mang put them ahead.

But Portsmouth will feel they had a part to play them­selves in con­ced­ing both firsthalf goals, firstly al­low­ing Pot­ter so much space and mak­ing some ba­sic de­fen­sive er­rors through­out.

The Johnny Ertl dis­missal was also a ma­jor fac­tor in the re­sult. There was def­i­nite con­tact, but whether it was de­lib­er­ate or danger­ous is open to ques­tion.

Af­ter Agye­mang put Pom­pey ahead mid­way through the first half, it looked cer­tain for a home win.

Few would have pre­dicted this score­line - not least the book­mak­ers who had Pom­pey down as strong League Two ti­tle favourites be­fore the game.

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