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Portsmouth 2-0 Blackpool

Goals from Gareth Evans and Eoin Doyle secured Portsmouth their second win in four days as they beat Blackpool 2-0 in their League Two clash at Fratton Park.

Blackpool were unbeaten in four league games but it was the hosts who nearly took the lead on five minutes when Evans' shot hit the crossbar.

Just before the half-hour mark, after increased pressure from the hosts, Enda Stevens found Evans on his own in the area and the 28-year-old made no mistake, striking a powerful shot into the top left corner.

The hosts almost doubled their lead three minutes later but Gary Roberts' header trickled past the post.

After the break Portsmouth continued their domination but with nine minutes to go Blackpool made a triple substitution and forced their best chance of the game from a corner, Tom Aldred heading just wide.

Portsmouth sealed the points in injury time when substitute Carl Baker and Doyle combined to pass the ball around keeper Sam Slocombe.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Forde
  • 26EvansSubstituted forNaismithat 75'minutes
  • 5Clarke
  • 6BurgessBooked at 11mins
  • 3Stevens
  • 24Linganzi
  • 8Doyle
  • 18LoweSubstituted forBakerat 68'minutes
  • 11RobertsBooked at 36mins
  • 23BennettBooked at 81minsSubstituted forWhatmoughat 83'minutes
  • 17Doyle

Substitutes

  • 4Rose
  • 7Baker
  • 13O'Brien
  • 16Whatmough
  • 19Chaplin
  • 20Hunt
  • 22Naismith

Blackpool

  • 1Slocombe
  • 2MellorBooked at 21mins
  • 6Aimson
  • 15Aldred
  • 5Robertson
  • 23Daniel
  • 8PottsSubstituted forOsayi-Samuelat 81'minutes
  • 28PayneSubstituted forMattat 81'minutes
  • 12Flores
  • 7VassellSubstituted forOdelusiat 81'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso

Substitutes

  • 9Cullen
  • 16Nolan
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 27Lyness
  • 29Odelusi
  • 31Gnanduillet
Referee:
Darren Deadman
Attendance:
15,132

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 2, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 2, Blackpool 0.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Blackpool 0. Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carl Baker following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Sanmi Odelusi (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Hand ball by Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Flores (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Carl Baker (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jamille Matt (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Jack Whatmough replaces Kyle Bennett.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by David Forde.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Sanmi Odelusi replaces Kyle Vassell.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Bright Samuel replaces Brad Potts.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Jack Payne.

Booking

Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordan Flores.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Clark Robertson.

Attempt blocked. Michael Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jordan Flores.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Gareth Evans because of an injury.

Delay in match Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Christian Burgess.

Attempt blocked. Brad Potts (Blackpool) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Jack Payne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay in match Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Carl Baker replaces Jamal Lowe.

Foul by Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth).

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Eoin Doyle (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster31196660372363
2Plymouth30193850331760
3Carlisle311413454441055
4Luton311410747291852
5Portsmouth30156944281651
6Exeter311541250341649
7Mansfield31121184134747
8Wycombe30137103837146
9Stevenage31143144948145
10Colchester30128104639744
11Barnet31111194042-244
12Blackpool301011943311241
13Grimsby31118123639-341
14Cambridge30117123735240
15Crawley30116133746-939
16Yeovil31911113338-538
17Morecambe29115133645-938
18Crewe31811123344-1135
19Hartlepool31710143755-1831
20Accrington2979133041-1130
21Notts County3186173456-2230
22Cheltenham31611143446-1229
23Leyton Orient3185183347-1429
24Newport30510153347-1425
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