Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
Portsmouth made an impressive start to their season as they outclassed Dagenham & Redbridge at Fratton Park.
Dagenham frustrated their hosts in the first half, but could not live with the home side after the break.
Gareth Evans gave Pompey the lead when he headed in from a Kyle Bennett corner, before Bennett doubled the lead with a crashing drive in off the bar.
Bennett sealed the game when he unleashed a brilliant effort from 25 yards to cap a fine performance.
Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:
"I'm just happy for everyone at the club, so much work went into today's game.
"I'm happy now that game's gone. I think it's important to get that one out the way and I can focus now on a long season, a tough season, hopefully managing this club to a bit of success.
"I thought the lads showed good patience. All in all it's a really good day for us."
On Kyle Bennett's brace: "They were quality so fingers crossed he can keep it going. He's a good player and there's a little bit of expectancy on him to perform and do well."
- 25AtanganaSubstituted forHollandsat 68'minutes
- 23BennettSubstituted forStockleyat 77'minutes
- 9TubbsSubstituted forChaplinat 84'minutes
Dag & Red
- 9McClureSubstituted forFerdinandat 45'minutes
- Carl Boyeson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.
Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.
Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Matt Tubbs.
Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).
Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).
Substitution, Portsmouth. Jayden Stockley replaces Kyle Bennett.
Goal! Portsmouth 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Gary Roberts.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Nigel Atangana because of an injury.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) because of an injury.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.
Goal! Portsmouth 2, Dagenham and Redbridge 0. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Enda Stevens.
Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.
Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.