League Two
Dag & RedDagenham & Redbridge1PortsmouthPortsmouth4
Pompey's Jed Wallace

Michael Drennan scored twice as Portsmouth defeated Dagenham to win their third consecutive match and edge five points clear of the drop zone.

Pompey took an early lead as Danny Hollands fired home before Drennan headed into an empty net following Jed Wallace's audacious chip.

Abu Ogogo's header halved the deficit but just before the hour mark Drennan smashed in a 25-yard half-volley.

Wallace latched on to Luke Wilkinson's short back pass to round off the game.

It was a blow for Dagenham's slim play-off hopes and they now sit eight points behind seventh-placed Oxford with four matches remaining.

Portsmouth caretaker manager Andy Awford:

"That's the best we've played by a street....I asked them after the Newport game to maintain the levels, and could they nudge it higher.

"We did that against Hartlepool and I challenged them again to do the same. The standard now has gone even higher. They keep raising the bar for me.

"They've been absolutely superb today, each and every one of them. Not just the 11 and the three we've put on, but every single body in the group. They've been an absolute pleasure to work with.

"It's a great result but we're not quite there yet. It's another big step towards safety."

Line-ups

Dag & Red

  • 1Lewington
  • 18Hoyte
  • 26Connors
  • 17HowellSubstituted forObafemiat 80'minutes
  • 2Wilkinson
  • 5Saah
  • 8Ogogo
  • 7Elito
  • 14Dickson
  • 20ShieldsSubstituted forAzeezat 62'minutes
  • 33NorrisSubstituted forD'Athat 19'minutesBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 6Bingham
  • 11Obafemi
  • 12D'Ath
  • 15Saunders
  • 22Gayle
  • 27Azeez
  • 30Seabright

Portsmouth

  • 40Carson
  • 3N'Gala
  • 36Whatmough
  • 16FerrySubstituted forMcCabeat 38'minutes
  • 15Alfei
  • 17Shorey
  • 11HolmesSubstituted forAgyemangat 85'minutes
  • 29Hollands
  • 28DrennanSubstituted forErtlat 73'minutes
  • 20Taylor
  • 35Wallace

Substitutes

  • 1Smith
  • 5Devera
  • 6Bradley
  • 13Ertl
  • 23Agyemang
  • 31Racon
  • 33McCabe
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
3,115

Match Stats

Home TeamDag & RedAway TeamPortsmouth
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home8
Away19
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away13
Fouls
Home7
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 4.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Luke Wilkinson (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Dickson (Dagenham and Redbridge) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Gavin Hoyte (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Medy Elito (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Rhys McCabe (Portsmouth).

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Abu Ogogo (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Dagenham and Redbridge 1, Portsmouth 4. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Rhys McCabe.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Patrick Agyemang replaces Ricky Holmes.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Dagenham and Redbridge. Afolabi Obafemi replaces Luke Howell because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Brian Saah.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Gavin Hoyte.

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Lawson D'Ath (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Jack Connors.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Johannes Ertl replaces Michael Drennan because of an injury.