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Portsmouth 3-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

Kyle Bennett
Kyle Bennett's brace made sure of all three points for Pompey.

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."

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 24Murphy
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 8Doyle
  • 25AtanganaSubstituted forHollandsat 68'minutes
  • 26Evans
  • 11Roberts
  • 23BennettSubstituted forStockleyat 77'minutes
  • 9TubbsSubstituted forChaplinat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Jones
  • 4Webster
  • 7McGurk
  • 17Stockley
  • 19Chaplin
  • 29Hollands
  • 38Haunstrup

Dag & Red

  • 30Cousins
  • 2Passley
  • 5Nosworthy
  • 21Partridge
  • 33Widdowson
  • 17Jones
  • 8Boucaud
  • 14Richards
  • 23Hemmings
  • 7Cureton
  • 9McClureSubstituted forFerdinandat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1O'Brien
  • 3Connors
  • 10Chambers
  • 12Doidge
  • 20Hamalainen
  • 25Ferdinand
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
16,948

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamDag & Red
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home5
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away2
Fouls
Home3
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Dagenham and Redbridge 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Dagenham and Redbridge. Conceded by Matthew Clarke.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Matt Tubbs.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth).

  8. Post update

    Jodi Jones (Dagenham and Redbridge) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Gareth Evans (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Andre Boucaud (Dagenham and Redbridge).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Jayden Stockley replaces Kyle Bennett.

  12. Goal!

    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.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Danny Hollands replaces Nigel Atangana because of an injury.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Nigel Atangana (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

  17. Goal!

    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.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Joe Widdowson.

  20. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.