York beat** **Portsmouth 4-2 at Bootham Crescent to record their first league win since the opening weekend. Wes Fletcher put the home side ahead after four minutes, but Jed Wallace levelled in the 53rd minute.
However Lewis Montrose, Ryan Jarvis and Fletcher netted in eight second-half minutes to make the win secure, with John Marquis netting a late consolation for Pompey.
It was claimed in court today that the Russian former owner of Portsmouth Football Club was the primary mover in a 500 million Euro fraud which forced the bank he controlled to be nationalised.
Vladimir Antonov and his Lithuanian business partner are fighting extradition to Lithuania. The men claim they are victims of a politically motivated conspiracy. The hearing in London is expected to last two weeks.
In League One, Crawley's final game of the season is at home today to Hartlepool. Swindon - who've secured a play-off place - are at Scunthorpe. Portsmouth's season finale is at Shrewsbury. And promoted Bournemouth plan to clinch the title at Tranmere.
In the Championship Brighton travel to Leeds where a win will secure them a play-off place. Premier League Southampton host West Brom. Reading face QPR on Sunday - both are 10 points adrift of safety.
In League Two, Champions Gillingham travel to Burton; Aldershot must beat Rotherham and have other results go their way if they are to avoid relegation. And Chris Wilder takes Oxford to Accrington after signing a new contract to keep him at the club for another year.
Portsmouth's new owners have begun the task of rebuilding the club following its spectacular fall from grace.Read the full story ›
Portsmouth Football Club had become a Toxic brand - that no-one wanted to do business with. That's the view of the new board, who say they'll do everything they can to make it a club the region can be proud of, once again.
They also announced Guy Whittingham as their manager - as they began life as the country's largest community club. Andrew Pate's been speaking to Director Mick Williams, Chairman Iain McInnes and manager Guy Whittingham.
The club has also announced that its new Chief Executive Officer will be Mark Catlin. He has previous football experience working as a Commercial Director at Bury, overseeing growth in revenues and attendances, as well as being part of the club’s promotion to League.
Mark and I first discussed him wanting to help the PST bid in the autumn of 2012 and he has been working voluntarily since then to support what we are trying to do. He gave us the vital football management experience the bid team lacked. He understands our community ethos and we are sure he can drive the club to where we want it to be.”
We are delighted to have a character of Guy’s calibre in charge. He understands the club and what we are trying to achieve and he has shown in the past few months what he can do when he has the opportunity to work with a settled group of players.”
Guy Whittingham is now the team manager of Porstmouth Football Club. He has been in caretaker charge of team affairs since November.Read the full story ›
Portsmouth Community Football Club has unveiled its management team to lead it into a new era of community ownership. The new team manager will be Guy Whittingham who has been in caretaker charge of team affairs since November.
Portsmouth Football Club will today unveil its new management team. A takeover of Pompey by the Supporters' Trust was completed last week. The club will start next season in League Two, having been deducted 10 points due to previous financial problems.