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Portsmouth 3-0 Carlisle United

Miles Storey starred as promotion hopefuls Portsmouth cruised past a disappointing Carlisle side.

Craig Westcarr slotted home a Storey assist before Storey doubled the lead himself when he smashed home a delightful delivery from Ricky Holmes.

After the break captain Danny Hollands' left-footed strike sealed the win to move Andy Awford's side to within two points of the play-off places.

The visitors had Hayden White sent off late on to cap a miserable afternoon.

Portsmouth manager Andy Awford told BBC Radio Solent:

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Awford on Portsmouth v Carlisle

"I'm pleased with the performance. It was almost as good as last week but we had the goals to go with it today. Our home form has been very pleasing and if we continue to do that we will be fine.

"We were totally dominate from first whistle to last. We have not had any problems today, it was a dominate performance and I also think determined is another word to use. The whole performance from the team was fantastic today.

"I'm delighted for Craig (Westcarr) because he has worked so hard and not always had the goals to go with his performances and I am delighted that he has hit the back of the net today; hopefully that will give him a bit more confidence moving forward.

"We have to keep playing the same way, we have another home game on Sunday against Aldershot in the FA Cup."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 15Wynter
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 17Shorey
  • 8WallaceSubstituted forCloseat 88'minutes
  • 21Dunne
  • 29HollandsBooked at 48mins
  • 11Holmes
  • 20WestcarrSubstituted forTaylorat 79'minutes
  • 14StoreySubstituted forTarbuckat 82'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Taylor
  • 13Ertl
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 26Tarbuck
  • 33Close
  • 34Butler

Carlisle

  • 20Hanford
  • 26WhiteBooked at 90mins
  • 15Meppen-WalterSubstituted forRobsonat 45'minutes
  • 34Anderson
  • 2GraingerBooked at 62mins
  • 16PottsBooked at 82mins
  • 22Dempsey
  • 4MarrowBooked at 90mins
  • 18BroughSubstituted forAmooat 63'minutes
  • 31IlievSubstituted forAsamoahat 45'minutes
  • 17Beck

Substitutes

  • 3Robson
  • 7Amoo
  • 8Sweeney
  • 10Dicker
  • 19Symington
  • 25Asamoah
  • 33Eccles
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
15,533

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamCarlisle
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home13
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home16
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Carlisle United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Carlisle United 0.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Alex Marrow (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Bradley Tarbuck (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Alex Marrow (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Dismissal

Hayden White (Carlisle United) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Hayden White (Carlisle United).

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Close replaces Jed Wallace.

Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Attempt saved. Mark Beck (Carlisle United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Bradley Tarbuck replaces Miles Storey.

Booking

Brad Potts (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Craig Westcarr.

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Marrow (Carlisle United).

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Carlisle United 0. Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Craig Westcarr following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

Attempt blocked. Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Miles Storey (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Carlisle United).

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

Attempt missed. Derek Asamoah (Carlisle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Hayden White.

James Dunne (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Brad Potts (Carlisle United).

Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Tom Anderson (Carlisle United).

Substitution

Substitution, Carlisle United. David Amoo replaces Patrick Brough.

Booking

Danny Grainger (Carlisle United) is shown the yellow card.

Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Danny Grainger (Carlisle United).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe1695223121132
2Luton169431911831
3Shrewsbury1693425121330
4Bury169342617930
5Burton169252120129
6Plymouth16835189927
7Southend167451614225
8Newport166642016424
9Portsmouth166551816223
10Morecambe167271817123
11Exeter166551919023
12Accrington167272427-323
13Cheltenham166461518-322
14Cambridge166372620621
15Northampton166372523221
16Stevenage166372124-321
17Wimbledon165562225-320
18Mansfield165471419-519
19Oxford Utd164481823-516
20York162951420-615
21Dag & Red164391927-815
22Carlisle164392030-1015
23Tranmere162681522-712
24Hartlepool1633101227-1512
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