Match ends, Portsmouth 3, Crawley Town 0.
Loanees Matt Clarke and Marc McNulty helped Portsmouth ease to victory over Crawley and maintain their challenge for promotion from League Two.
Clarke opened the scoring with a near-post header from Ben Davies' corner.
McNulty doubled Pompey's advantage when he powerfully rifled in Enda Stevens' low cross.
Gwion Edwards struck the bar from a free-kick for the Red Devils, but Gary Roberts added a third on the counter to put the result beyond any doubt.
Portsmouth manager Paul Cook told BBC Radio Solent:
"We got ourselves into a gear which felt good, we had numerous chances and the game probably could have been over at half time.
"The lads have done smashing over Christmas, they have worked ever so hard.
"We probably haven't got the rewards that we thought we could, after winning at Northampton, beating Crawley. The two games sandwiched in between have been disappointing."
- 3StevensBooked at 88mins
- 26EvansSubstituted forTollittat 67'minutes
- 10McNultySubstituted forRobertsat 67'minutes
- 13LaverySubstituted forChaplinat 85'minutes
- 25YorwerthSubstituted forAshtonat 23'minutes
- 4WaltonBooked at 77mins
- 8SmithSubstituted forEmmanuelat 45'minutes
- 10RooneySubstituted forTomlinat 77'minutes
- Dean Whitestone
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Portsmouth 3, Crawley Town 0.
Attempt saved. Ben Davies (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Caolan Lavery.
Goal! Portsmouth 3, Crawley Town 0. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Tollitt.
Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Webster.
Matthew Clarke (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Matt Harrold (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Mitch Hancox (Crawley Town).
Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.
Attempt saved. Roarie Deacon (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Substitution, Crawley Town. Gavin Tomlin replaces Luke Rooney.
Simon Walton (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simon Walton (Crawley Town).
Substitution, Portsmouth. Gary Roberts replaces Marc McNulty.
Substitution, Portsmouth. Ben Tollitt replaces Gareth Evans.