League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth3CarlisleCarlisle United0

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:

"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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Jones
  • 15Wynter
  • 5Devera
  • 16Robinson
  • 17Shorey
  • 8J WallaceSubstituted 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Carlisle United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Carlisle United 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Booking

    Bradley Tarbuck (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Dismissal

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Hayden White (Carlisle United).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mark Beck (Carlisle United).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Close replaces Jed Wallace.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Tom Anderson.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Danny Grainger.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Bradley Tarbuck replaces Miles Storey.

  20. Booking

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