League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth3MorecambeMorecambe0

Portsmouth 3-0 Morecambe

Jed Wallace, Portsmouth

Portsmouth recovered from their midweek FA Cup upset against Aldershot to defeat Morecambe in League Two.

Midfielder Jed Wallace, 20, was their hero as he scored twice in the second half to lift his side up to 10th.

Craig Westcarr capitalised on hesitancy to put the hosts into the lead, and Wallace doubled the score with a bullet header before sealing the points when he lashed home Miles Storey's cross.

Morecambe, who slip to 11th in the table, barely threatened.

Portsmouth first-team coach Alan McLoughlin speaks to BBC Radio Solent:

"To win 3-0 at home where we have been particularly strong is obviously pleasing and it has been a very tough week. We hoped for a reaction today and we certainly got that; all the players deserve credit.

"So overall very pleased, now we have to build on that. We have to stay focused, keep our feet on the floor and concentrate now and try to improve our away form but we want the home form to keep consistent but we need to have more consistency away from home and that will be the theme of this week's training.

"I think it has proved healthy today that two new players (Bean and Fish) have come in to freshen and liven things up."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 27Fish
  • 3WhatmoughBooked at 19mins
  • 16Robinson
  • 34Butler
  • 8J Wallace
  • 29Hollands
  • 18BeanBooked at 36minsSubstituted forAtanganaat 90'minutes
  • 14Storey
  • 9Taylor
  • 20Westcarr

Substitutes

  • 6Chorley
  • 11Holmes
  • 15Wynter
  • 17Shorey
  • 22Poke
  • 25Atangana
  • 33Close

Morecambe

  • 30DaviesBooked at 84mins
  • 5HughesBooked at 82mins
  • 6Edwards
  • 2Beeley
  • 22ParrishSubstituted forMcCreadyat 76'minutes
  • 4Kenyon
  • 17Fleming
  • 19Wilson
  • 13GoodallBooked at 46minsSubstituted forRedshawat 62'minutes
  • 11EllisonBooked at 70mins
  • 12MullinSubstituted forDevittat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Devitt
  • 7Redshaw
  • 8Wright
  • 10Williams
  • 20Watson
  • 24McCready
  • 28Lumley
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
14,349

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamMorecambe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home18
Away9
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Morecambe 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Morecambe 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Scott Davies.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Miles Storey (Portsmouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Miles Storey (Portsmouth).

  6. Post update

    Shaun Beeley (Morecambe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Nigel Atangana replaces Marcus Bean.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 3, Morecambe 0. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Miles Storey.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Craig Westcarr (Portsmouth).

  10. Post update

    Laurence Wilson (Morecambe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Booking

    Scott Davies (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Booking

    Mark Hughes (Morecambe) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Post update

    Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Mark Hughes (Morecambe).

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Taylor (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Mark Hughes.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Tom McCready replaces Andy Parrish.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Morecambe. Jamie Devitt replaces Paul Mullin.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jed Wallace (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wycombe18105328161235
2Burton1811252521435
3Luton1810442012834
4Shrewsbury18103529151433
5Southend189451915431
6Plymouth1893621101130
7Bury189362721630
8Newport187742519628
9Exeter187652423127
10Portsmouth187562119226
11Morecambe188281920-126
12Accrington188282629-326
13Cambridge187382923624
14Northampton187382725224
15Stevenage187382626024
16Wimbledon186662325-224
17Mansfield186481521-622
18Cheltenham186481727-1022
19Oxford Utd185581923-420
20York183961722-518
21Dag & Red1853102330-718
22Carlisle1853102334-1118
23Tranmere1826101625-912
24Hartlepool1833121331-1812
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