League Two
PortsmouthPortsmouth4Notts CountyNotts County0
Christian Burgess (right) celebrates Portsmouth's third goal against Notts County
Christian Burgess celebrates Portsmouth's third goal - his first in 35 appearances this season

Kyle Bennett scored twice as Portsmouth thrashed Notts County in Mark Cooper's first game in charge of the Magpies.

Notts, who have now lost seven of their last eight matches and are only 12 points off the League Two relegation zone, looked comfortable until Bennett shot home just before the break.

Bennett made it 2-0 when he slotted in just after the restart.

A Christian Burgess header and Marc McNulty's lob sealed a win which keeps Pompey five points off the top three.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1Jones
  • 2Davies
  • 6Burgess
  • 20Clarke
  • 3Stevens
  • 29HollandsBooked at 45mins
  • 8Doyle
  • 7McGurkSubstituted forNaismithat 67'minutes
  • 11RobertsSubstituted forMcNultyat 85'minutes
  • 23Bennett
  • 21SmithSubstituted forChaplinat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Webster
  • 10McNulty
  • 14Naismith
  • 19Chaplin
  • 26Evans
  • 33Close
  • 35Bass

Notts County

  • 13Loach
  • 18Hewitt
  • 27BoyceSubstituted forAtkinsonat 58'minutes
  • 6Hollis
  • 33Opoku AborahBooked at 5minsSubstituted forBurkeat 58'minutes
  • 12MilsomBooked at 40mins
  • 4SmithBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCampbellat 75'minutes
  • 15ThompsonBooked at 45mins
  • 16Noble
  • 39McLeodBooked at 90mins
  • 30Stead

Substitutes

  • 10Murray
  • 17Sharpe
  • 24Campbell
  • 26Burke
  • 29Atkinson
  • 35Edwards
  • 40Pilkington
Referee:
Michael Bull
Attendance:
16,670

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamNotts County
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away1
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home3
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Notts County 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Notts County 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Kal Naismith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 4, Notts County 0. Marc McNulty (Portsmouth) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.

  7. Booking

    Izale McLeod (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Notts County).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Gary Roberts.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Michael Smith.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Portsmouth 3, Notts County 0. Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Bennett.

  15. Post update

    Enda Stevens (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Izale McLeod (Notts County).

  17. Post update

    Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Alan Smith.

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