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Dec 26, 2013 at 1pm UK at Fratton Park
Portsmouth
1-0
Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge
Padovani (45')
FT(HT: 1-0)

Richie Barker relieved over first Portsmouth victory

Pompey boss Richie Barker admits that he is relieved to have opened his account as manager at the third time of asking after the 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

Richie Barker has expressed his relief at securing his first victory as Portsmouth boss following the 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge this afternoon.

Romain Padovani proved the difference between the sides after the Frenchman bagged his first goal in English football on the stroke of half time.

Barker, who took charge of Pompey for the third time today, is hopeful that the win can spark an upturn in fortunes for the South Coast outfit.

He told reporters: "It's a relief to have got a win at long last, hopefully it will give the players confidence and enable us to move on from here.

"A win was just what the players needed, a real confidence boost for us all and one which we deserved.

"We played some good football in the first half and, in the last 20 minutes when Dagenham stepped up the pressure, showed a real desire to not allow our lead to slip away."

Portsmouth, who sit 17th in the League Two table, host Northampton Town at Fratton Park on Sunday.

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TRIATHLON
· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

SWIMMING
· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
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ATHLETICS
· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
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