Romain Padovani's first goal in English football saw Portsmouth end a nine-match winless run with victory against Dagenham and Redbridge.

The French former Monaco midfielder, who joined Pompey on a free transfer in the summer, headed in Ricky Holmes' corner on the stroke of half-time.

Patrick Agyemang also went close for the hosts while Chris Dickson wasted two chances for the Daggers.

The victory was Pompey's first since beating Exeter 3-2 on 2 November.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

Post-match: Pompey boss Barker

"Obviously very pleased, relieved, quite proud of the players to be fair. I was, I thought, justified in my criticism last week; you have to take the good bits with the bad bits and I have to say I can't give them enough praise today. Maybe they needed a kick up the backside, I don't know, but their response today was fantastic.

"I thought in the first half the football was excellent. In the second half I thought they showed a real desire to not lose the game so if we can put the two together, then who knows, but there's a long way to go yet.

"I'm pleased for the supporters that they've got something to sing about and enjoy their Christmas."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Portsmouth

  • 40 Carson Booked
  • 04 East
  • 14 Painter (Whatmough - 65' )
  • 31 Racon Booked
  • 05 Devera
  • 06 Bradley
  • 35 Wallace
  • 16 Ferry (Ertl - 55' )
  • 23 Agyemang (Bird - 92' )
  • 08 Padovani
  • 11 Holmes

Substitutes

  • 02 Moutaouakil
  • 09 Connolly
  • 13 Ertl
  • 18 Bird
  • 21 Harris
  • 25 Sullivan
  • 36 Whatmough

Dagenham & Redbridge

  • 01 Lewington
  • 18 Hoyte
  • 03 Ilesanmi
  • 08 Ogogo (Edgar - 86' )
  • 05 Saah
  • 04 Doe Booked
  • 07 Elito (D'Ath - 47' Booked )
  • 17 Howell
  • 09 Murphy
  • 14 Dickson (Obafemi - 63' )
  • 41 Hines

Substitutes

  • 02 Wilkinson
  • 10 Scott
  • 11 Obafemi
  • 12 D'Ath
  • 19 Edgar
  • 26 Connors
  • 30 Seabright
Ref: Graham Salisbury
Att: 15,192

Match Stats

Shots

9 6

On target

3 1

Corners

6 6

Fouls

9 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

90:00 +5:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

90:00 +3:27 Booking

Booking Scott Doe (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +3:17

Attempt missed. Afolabi Obafemi (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

90:00 +2:16

Attempt missed. Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

90:00 +1:34

Hand ball by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

90:00 +1:06 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Patrick Agyemang.

87:48 Booking

Booking Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge) is shown the yellow card.

87:44

Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge) has gone down, but that's a dive.

85:08 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Anthony Edgar replaces Abu Ogogo.

82:56

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Joe Devera.

80:50 Booking

Booking Trevor Carson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

79:35

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Joe Devera.

78:52

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

78:52

Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

77:02 Booking

Booking Therry Racon (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

76:52

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

76:52

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

69:37

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

69:37

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:30

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Danny East.

65:30

Attempt missed. Therry Racon (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

64:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Jack Whatmough replaces Marcos Painter because of an injury.

62:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Chris Dickson.

59:17

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:17

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

58:53

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

55:27

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

55:27

Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

55:04

Attempt missed. Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

54:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Simon Ferry.

54:06

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

54:06

Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:49

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Danny East.

51:21

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Marcos Painter.

50:24

Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

50:24

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

49:36

Attempt missed. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

49:12

Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

49:12

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Lawson D'Ath replaces Medy Elito.

45:00

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

45:00 +1:22 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

45:00 +1:06

Foul by Danny East (Portsmouth).

45:00 +1:06

Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

44:56

Danny East (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:56

Foul by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

44:23 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Portsmouth 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ricky Holmes following a corner.

43:29

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Femi Ilesanmi.

38:33

Attempt saved. Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

38:00

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:56

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

37:05

Attempt blocked. Therry Racon (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

36:33

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Scott Doe.

36:20

Attempt blocked. Danny East (Portsmouth) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

35:57

Danny East (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:57

Foul by Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge).

35:22

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

34:34

Hand ball by Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

32:53

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

32:53

Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:27

Attempt saved. Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

31:37

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Chris Lewington.

30:39

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:39

Foul by Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge).

27:39

Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

24:57

Attempt blocked. Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

23:27

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

23:27

Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:10

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Scott Doe.

18:00

Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:57

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

16:25

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

14:21

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:21

Foul by Brian Saah (Dagenham and Redbridge).

12:04

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Abu Ogogo.

11:40

Attempt blocked. Romain Padovani (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

9:37

Danny East (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:37

Foul by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

9:21

Attempt saved. Zavon Hines (Dagenham and Redbridge) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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