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Portsmouth 0-2 Blackpool

Kyle Vassell and Clark Robertson were the scorers as Blackpool cruised to victory at Portsmouth to dent the home side's play-off ambitions.

Vassell capitalised on a defensive error to net his ninth of the season to extend the Seasiders' unbeaten run to five matches and steer six points clear of the relegation zone.

The first real chance of the game fell to Pompey target man Oliver Hawkins in the 15th minute when he was picked out by Jamal Lowe in the box but he fired his shot over the bar.

And Hawkins was gifted another chance which he hooked narrowly wide on the half-hour mark after Dion Donohue's diagonal free-kick was headed across the face of goal.

However, the visitors took the lead four minutes before half-time when Vassell caught Pompey defender Christian Burgess in possession before confidently slotting past Luke McGee in the home goal.

Blackpool doubled their lead through Robertson after 63 minutes when the defender was left unmarked in the Portsmouth penalty area to finish a simple header and secure a deserved away win.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Portsmouth

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1McGee
  • 2Walkes
  • 6Burgess
  • 5Clarke
  • 17Donohue
  • 30May
  • 33Close
  • 18LoweBooked at 17mins
  • 19Chaplin
  • 11KennedySubstituted forRonanat 56'minutes
  • 9HawkinsSubstituted forNaismithat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Ronan
  • 16Whatmough
  • 22Naismith
  • 29Deslandes
  • 34Smith
  • 35Bass
  • 38Haunstrup

Blackpool

Formation 4-3-3

  • 28Lumley
  • 20Turton
  • 16Tilt
  • 5Robertson
  • 23DanielSubstituted forTaylorat 90+2'minutes
  • 2Mellor
  • 14RyanBooked at 56mins
  • 44Spearing
  • 7VassellSubstituted forGnanduilletat 83'minutes
  • 30Delfouneso
  • 17Solomon-OtaborSubstituted forPhilliskirkat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 6Aimson
  • 8D'Almeida
  • 11Gnanduillet
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 22Agyei
  • 37Mafoumbi
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
17,895

Match Stats

Home TeamPortsmouthAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home6
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Portsmouth 0, Blackpool 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Portsmouth 0, Blackpool 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Dion Donohue (Portsmouth) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jamal Lowe (Portsmouth).

  5. Post update

    Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Andy Taylor replaces Colin Daniel.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Curtis Tilt.

  8. Post update

    Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Anton Walkes (Portsmouth).

  12. Post update

    Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jay Spearing (Blackpool).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Portsmouth. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Blackpool. Armand Gnanduillet replaces Kyle Vassell.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Connor Ronan (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Curtis Tilt (Blackpool).

  20. Post update

    Oliver Hawkins (Portsmouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Blackburn34209562332969
2Shrewsbury34208645261968
3Wigan31206557183966
4Rotherham341951058391962
5Scunthorpe351512851391257
6Plymouth35158124342153
7Charlton33149104341251
8Bradford34155144851-350
9Portsmouth35154164244-249
10Peterborough331211105143847
11Gillingham351113113939046
12Bristol Rovers34144164952-346
13Southend33128134251-944
14Doncaster351012134344-142
15Oxford Utd34119144951-242
16Blackpool341012124244-242
17Walsall331011124347-441
18Wimbledon34108163443-938
19Northampton35108173456-2238
20Fleetwood34107174556-1137
21Oldham3399154658-1236
22MK Dons34711163247-1532
23Bury3478192850-2229
24Rochdale30511142941-1226
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