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Portsmouth 4-1 Fleetwood Town

Brett Pitman and Jamal Lowe both scored twice as Portsmouth thumped Fleetwood at Fratton Park.

Captain Pitman broke the deadlock with a flying header four minutes before half-time after strike partner Lowe had crossed.

Fleetwood drew level against the run of play seven minutes into the second half as George Glendon's pass was headed back across by Lewie Coyle and Devante Cole made no mistake from 12 yards out.

The visitors' joy was short-lived, however, as Lowe nodded Pompey back in front from a corner just five minutes later.

Lowe claimed his second and Pompey's third 20 minutes from time with a superb solo effort, picking up the ball just inside the Fleetwood half before bursting through and firing home from an improbable angle.

Not to be outdone, Pitman completed his double with 12 minutes to play with a diagonal shot from the corner of the penalty area.

Fleetwood's misery was complete when Kyle Dempsey was sent off for a second booking on 85 minutes.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

  • 1McGee
  • 20Thompson
  • 5Clarke
  • 6Burgess
  • 2McCrorySubstituted forDonohueat 21'minutes
  • 18Lowe
  • 7O'Keefe
  • 33Close
  • 11Kennedy
  • 8PitmanSubstituted forHawkinsat 86'minutes
  • 19ChaplinSubstituted forEvansat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hawkins
  • 14Main
  • 17Donohue
  • 22Naismith
  • 25Talbot
  • 26Evans
  • 35Bass

Fleetwood

  • 21Cairns
  • 2Coyle
  • 6Pond
  • 12BolgerBooked at 34minsSubstituted forCargillat 59'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 3Bell
  • 18Glendon
  • 8DempseyBooked at 85mins
  • 4O'NeillSubstituted forMcAlenyat 45'minutes
  • 44Cole
  • 7Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forHunterat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Neal
  • 9Burns
  • 10McAleny
  • 11Grant
  • 20Ekpolo
  • 22Hunter
  • 38Cargill
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
17,192

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamFleetwood
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Portsmouth 4, Fleetwood Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portsmouth 4, Fleetwood Town 1.

Attempt missed. Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Oliver Hawkins replaces Brett Pitman.

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town).

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 4, Fleetwood Town 1. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Pond.

Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Baily Cargill (Fleetwood Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Portsmouth. Gareth Evans replaces Conor Chaplin.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Ashley Hunter replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 3, Fleetwood Town 1. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the top left corner. Assisted by Conor Chaplin.

Attempt blocked. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kyle Dempsey (Fleetwood Town) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Conor McAleny (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Baily Cargill replaces Cian Bolger.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 2, Fleetwood Town 1. Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth) header from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dion Donohue with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Kyle Dempsey.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Kennedy (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Portsmouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Portsmouth 1, Fleetwood Town 1. Devante Cole (Fleetwood Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lewie Coyle.

Foul by Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth).

Nathan Pond (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

Amari'i Bell (Fleetwood Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Portsmouth 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Fleetwood Town. Conor McAleny replaces Aiden O'Neill.

Half Time

First Half ends, Portsmouth 1, Fleetwood Town 0.

Attempt missed. Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila (Fleetwood Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Delay in match Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) because of an injury.

Corner, Fleetwood Town. Conceded by Dion Donohue.

goal

As It Stood

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2Peterborough8521168817
3Bradford8521159617
4Blackpool8521148617
5Wigan75111431116
6Charlton85031311215
7Fleetwood74121211113
8Rotherham84041510512
9Oxford Utd8332138512
10Scunthorpe733183512
11Blackburn7403117412
12Portsmouth83231110111
13MK Dons8314711-410
14Walsall82331115-49
15Bristol Rovers83051218-69
16Wimbledon822458-38
17Northampton7214813-57
18Southend8143915-67
19Doncaster713379-26
20Gillingham8134611-56
21Rochdale8134713-66
22Bury8125814-65
23Plymouth8125613-75
24Oldham81161118-74
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