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Portsmouth 3-0 Rochdale

Jed Wallace

Rochdale's five game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end after a crushing defeat at Portsmouth.

The impressive Jed Wallace opened the scoring when he picked up the loose ball on the edge of the box and fired into the bottom corner.

Centre back Bondz N'Gala made it two for Pompey as he met a Ricky Holmes corner and headed in from close range.

N'Gala and Holmes then combined again as the defender headed home another Holmes corner to seal the points.

The win is only Portsmouth's second at home this season and maintains an impressive record of never losing to Rochdale.

Dale slip to eighth in League Two while Pompey climb to 15th.

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Post-match: Pompey boss Whittingham

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham told BBC Radio Solent:

"The important thing was that we created chances early on and put them under pressure.

On new keeper (Trevor Carson): "As a goalkeeper you have to stay concentrated for that amount of time...he's put in a steady performance and right at the death he's made two great saves.

"That's a performance that a Portsmouth side should be doing week in week out; hard graft, doing the ugly side of football well and I'm glad it's come to the table."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 6BradleyBooked at 45mins
  • 5Devera
  • 14PainterBooked at 78mins
  • 3N'Gala
  • 11Holmes
  • 35WallaceBooked at 16mins
  • 13ErtlBooked at 56mins
  • 31RaconSubstituted forPadovaniat 79'minutes
  • 23AgyemangSubstituted forBarchamat 80'minutes
  • 32Marquis

Substitutes

  • 10Craddock
  • 20Cooper
  • 8Padovani
  • 34Butler
  • 15Mahon
  • 1Smith
  • 7Barcham

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 25RoseSubstituted forVincentiat 59'minutes
  • 6Lancashire
  • 22O'Connell
  • 3BennettBooked at 51mins
  • 16Done
  • 38DickerSubstituted forHéryat 63'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 12Lund
  • 11Hogan
  • 39BunneySubstituted forCumminsat 53'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Vincenti
  • 21Thomson
  • 2Rafferty
  • 14Héry
  • 5Eastham
  • 29Cummins
  • 24Allen
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
15,155

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Rochdale 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from very close range is saved in the top left corner.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Graham Cummins (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Andy Barcham (Portsmouth).

  6. Post update

    Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Graham Cummins (Rochdale) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

  9. Post update

    Graham Cummins (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matthew Lund (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  11. Post update

    Hand ball by Sonny Bradley (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Matt Done (Rochdale).

  14. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Andy Barcham replaces Patrick Agyemang.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Romain Padovani replaces Therry Racon.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Oliver Lancashire (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  18. Booking

    Marcos Painter (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Marcos Painter (Portsmouth).

  20. Post update

    Rhys Bennett (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chesterfield10712178922
2Fleetwood107031911821
3Exeter106221410420
4Oxford Utd105321912718
5Mansfield105321410418
6Morecambe105321714318
7Scunthorpe10451138517
8Rochdale105231311217
9Newport104421511416
10Dag & Red104421413116
11Wimbledon105141211116
12Burton104331516-115
13Wycombe104241412214
14Southend104241110114
15Portsmouth103341718-112
16York103251314-111
17Plymouth10316713-610
18Bury10235131309
19Hartlepool102351014-49
20Bristol Rovers10235914-59
21Torquay102351118-79
22Cheltenham102351221-99
23Northampton10226813-58
24Accrington10028618-122
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