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Portsmouth 1-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

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.

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Portsmouth manager Richie Barker told BBC Radio Solent:

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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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40CarsonBooked at 81mins
  • 4East
  • 14PainterSubstituted forWhatmoughat 65'minutes
  • 31RaconBooked at 78mins
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 35Wallace
  • 16FerrySubstituted forErtlat 55'minutes
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forBirdat 90+2'minutes
  • 8Padovani
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 2Moutaouakil
  • 9Connolly
  • 13Ertl
  • 18Bird
  • 21Harris
  • 25Sullivan
  • 36Whatmough

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 3Ilesanmi
  • 8OgogoSubstituted forEdgarat 86'minutes
  • 5Saah
  • 4DoeBooked at 90mins
  • 7ElitoSubstituted forD'Athat 47'minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 17Howell
  • 9Murphy
  • 14DicksonSubstituted forObafemiat 63'minutes
  • 41Hines

Substitutes

  • 2Wilkinson
  • 10Scott
  • 11Obafemi
  • 12D'Ath
  • 19Edgar
  • 26Connors
  • 30Seabright
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
15,192

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 1, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

Full Time

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

Booking

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

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

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

Hand ball by Rhys Murphy (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Bird replaces Patrick Agyemang.

Booking

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

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

Substitution

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Booking

Trevor Carson (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Joe Devera.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

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

Booking

Therry Racon (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Therry Racon (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Danny East.

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

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

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Simon Ferry.

Foul by Joe Devera (Portsmouth).

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

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Danny East.

Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Marcos Painter.

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

Foul by Luke Howell (Dagenham and Redbridge).

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

Foul by Romain Padovani (Portsmouth).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Chesterfield2211741440
2Oxford Utd2210841538
3Scunthorpe221084738
4Burton221156438
5Newport211074937
6Southend221147837
7Rochdale221147537
8Fleetwood221129635
9Morecambe231058-235
10Cheltenham23896-133
11Dag & Red22868230
12Exeter22859-329
13Plymouth22859-529
14Hartlepool22778128
15Wycombe22769027
16Wimbledon21768-227
17Portsmouth22679-825
18Accrington226610-624
19Bristol Rovers22589-323
20York224108-422
21Mansfield225710-922
22Torquay225710-1122
23Bury22499-421
24Northampton224612-1318
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