League Two
Rochdale3Portsmouth0

Rochdale 3-0 Portsmouth

Matthew Lund

Goals from Matthew Lund, Ian Henderson and Peter Vincenti saw Rochdale seal victory over Portsmouth and maintain their place at the top of League Two.

Pompey's Bondz N'Gala had an early header cleared off the lined before Lund headed in to open the scoring.

Lund had chances to double his tally and George Donnelly fired into the side netting before Henderson's low shot from outside the area did make it 2-0.

Vincenti's header sealed victory while Wes Fogden missed a late Pompey chance.

The result means Rochdale remain top by two points, while Pompey are above the relegation places by two points.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Post-match: Rochdale manager Hill

"I'm so privileged to be managing this group of players.

"Nothing's been achieved yet - well, a lot has been achieved - but we've got an opportunity to make even more of what's already been a good season.

"They're doing exceptionally well and the honesty and respect they have has been shown in their performances."

Line-ups

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2Rafferty
  • 16Done
  • 24Allen
  • 3Bennett
  • 6Lancashire
  • 12Lund
  • 25Rose
  • 9DonnellySubstituted forCumminsat 78'minutes
  • 7VincentiSubstituted forBunneyat 90+1'minutes
  • 40Henderson

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 14Hery
  • 15Porter
  • 17Tanser
  • 21Thomson
  • 29Cummins
  • 39Bunney

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 36Whatmough
  • 3N'Gala
  • 5DeveraSubstituted forTaylorat 65'minutes
  • 19Fogden
  • 29Diagouraga
  • 23Agyemang
  • 35Wallace
  • 11Holmes

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 6Bradley
  • 14Painter
  • 20Taylor
  • 28Drennan
  • 32Jervis
  • 33McCabe
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
2,746

Match Stats

Home TeamRochdaleAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home10
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Joe Bunney replaces Peter Vincenti.

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

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Rochdale. Graham Cummins replaces George Donnelly.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Jack Whatmough.

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

Foul by Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth).

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Nicky Shorey.

Attempt missed. Bondz N'Gala (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Rhys Bennett.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Ryan Taylor replaces Joe Devera.

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 3, Portsmouth 0. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Done with a cross.

Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Joe Devera.

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

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

Goal!

Goal! Rochdale 2, Portsmouth 0. Ian Henderson (Rochdale) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Lillis.

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

Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

Patrick Agyemang (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Joseph Rafferty (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ricky Holmes (Portsmouth).

Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth).

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

Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Rochdale) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Michael Rose (Rochdale).

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Rochdale 1, Portsmouth 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Rochdale 1, Portsmouth 0.

Matthew Lund (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Toumani Diagouraga (Portsmouth).

Attempt missed. Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rochdale392271064392573
2Scunthorpe391817461372471
3Chesterfield401913862362670
4Fleetwood391971357461164
5Burton39171394237564
6Oxford Utd391514104940959
7York391513114638858
8Southend3914141147361156
9Plymouth391510144444055
10Dag & Red391215124747051
11Hartlepool391310164645149
12Newport381213134649-349
13Wimbledon391212154247-548
14Cheltenham391115134553-848
15Morecambe391212154557-1248
16Exeter391211164750-347
17Mansfield391114144152-1147
18Accrington391113154649-346
19Bury38917124243-144
20Bristol Rovers381013153543-843
21Wycombe391012173948-942
22Portsmouth39915153855-1742
23Northampton39913173351-1840
24Torquay3999213557-2236
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