League Two
Portsmouth4Notts County0

Portsmouth 4-0 Notts County

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

Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Notts County 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Notts County 0.

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

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

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Notts County).

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Robert Milsom.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Marc McNulty replaces Gary Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Conor Chaplin replaces Michael Smith.

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

Goal!

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

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

Foul by Izale McLeod (Notts County).

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

Foul by Liam Noble (Notts County).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Adam Campbell replaces Alan Smith.

Booking

Alan Smith (Notts County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Michael Smith (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Smith (Notts County).

Foul by Kyle Bennett (Portsmouth).

Liam Noble (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Enda Stevens (Portsmouth).

Jon Stead (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kal Naismith (Portsmouth).

Wesley Atkinson (Notts County) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Kal Naismith replaces Adam McGurk.

Attempt blocked. Michael Smith (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Danny Hollands (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Curtis Thompson (Notts County).

Corner, Notts County. Conceded by Enda Stevens.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Wesley Atkinson replaces Andrew Boyce.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County. Graham Burke replaces Stanley Aborah.

Gary Roberts (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Haydn Hollis (Notts County).

Foul by Michael Smith (Portsmouth).

Andrew Boyce (Notts County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Northampton38267569373285
2Oxford Utd392012769363372
3Bristol Rovers382151259372268
4Plymouth382081053332068
5Accrington381910961441767
6Portsmouth381615762352763
7Wycombe38179124134760
8Leyton Orient381611115349459
9Wimbledon381511125547856
10Carlisle37131595553254
11Cambridge38159145351254
12Luton37158145149253
13Exeter381411135253-153
14Mansfield381410144744352
15Barnet38139164956-748
16Crawley38138174358-1547
17Newport381011174054-1441
18Morecambe38117205767-1040
19Notts County37117194766-1940
20Yeovil38912173650-1439
21Hartlepool36116193755-1839
22Stevenage38811194564-1935
23York38610224171-3028
24Dag & Red38510233466-3225
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